Iran Works to Expand Military Influence, Israel Puts World on Notice
The Fellowship | August 31, 2017
Stand for Israel continues to keep you abreast of Iran’s encroachment in Syria, especially as the Islamic Republic and its terror proxies fill the void left by the Islamic State (ISIS). And just as ISIS posed a very real threat to Israel and the rest of the region, JNS’ Yaakov Lappin writes that Israel will resort to military action of the international community does nothing to stop Iran’s push to turn Syria into its own weapons base:
Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base, filling it with heavily armed Shi’a proxy forces, and earmarking it as a launchpad for future attacks on Israel.
Israel, in turn, has recently put the international community on notice, warning that a failure to stop the Iranian push into Syria will result in Israeli military action.
In this context, Israeli officials have traveled to the U.S. and Russia in recent weeks, to share information on Iran’s military moves into Syria, and to sound out the alarm over what may come next.
Yet it remains far from clear that either Moscow or Washington can or will pressure the Iranians to stop…