Against Peace in Syria. Netanyahu Supports the
17, 2017 "Information
a meeting between French
Emmanuel Macron and Israelís
Benjamin Netanyahu concluded in Paris.
At the press conference after the meeting, PM
said that Israel rejected the ceasefire in
southwestern Syria brokered by Russia and the
U.S., Israeli news site Haaretz reported.
such a strange stance, Netanyahu pointed out
that the truce agreement in the de-escalation
zones increase Iranís presence in Syria. Some
sources claim that Tel-Aviv is especially
displeased with the fact that the agreement
removes the Iranian forces 20 kilometers from
the border while Iranís presence in the country
is not excluded.
Post newspaper quotes some diplomatic
sources claiming Iran is up to establish air,
land and sea bases in Syria and Lebanon. In its
turn, Politico stresses that Israeli
politicians are wary of a land corridor in Iran
allegedly plans to set up to directly support
Hezbollah in Lebanon.
one of Israelís main rivals and the recent
hysteria about Iranís military presence near
Israeli borders seems quite logical. However, is
it wise of Netanyahu not only to confront Russia
and the U.S. but also to display contempt for
peace in a neighboring state?
itís not the first time Israel assault on Syria.
Provocations on the Syria-Israel border have
become quite common, and Tel-Aviv has been
numerously criticized for supporting the armed
opposition. For instance, on June 19, 2016, the Wall
Street Journal wrote that Israel secretly
aided the militants to maintain the buffer zone
on the Golan Heights.
more and more experts conclude that the
situation in Syria is beginning to remind of a
post-war period. This is an achievement of
Damascus and its allies which reached a fairly
stable truce in many areas. One of the main
successes of the diplomatic process became the
de-escalation zones in southern Syria, and one
can only hope that Israel will confine itself to
words and wonít star destabilizing the situation
for its goals.
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