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Israeli minister comes clean about Tel Aviv’s ‘Assad can sort of stay’ narrative

Israeli minister comes clean about Tel Aviv’s ‘Assad can sort of stay’ narrative

Since 1967, Israel has illegally occupied part of Syria, the Golan Heights. In 1981, the Israeli regime annexed Syria’s land even though the entire world, including the United States, refuses to recognise the Golan Heights as anything other than part of Syria.

Israel has been occupying Syria dating back to a time when Iran was one of America’s closest allies. Whereas in much of the 20th century, Tel Aviv’s ire was directed at the Arab world, successive changes to Arab governments along with the rise of post-revolutionary Iran and now Turkey’s pivot towards Eurasia, has caused a vocal shift in Israel’s position, although it is one scarcely talked about.

Since 1978, Egypt has normalised relations with Israel to the point of becoming a partner against Palestine. Jordan whose Hashemite monarchy craved prestige in the Arab world but lost a great deal of it for opposing revolutionary Arab nationalist parties, made a similar peace partnership agreement with Tel Aviv in 1994.

With Israel occupying Lebanon into the new millennium, this left Syria as Israel’s only powerful rival in the Arab world. This was especially the case after the Gulf War weakened Iraq.

Israel has always enthusiastically backed so-called regime change in Syria. Bill Clinton’s apparently cordial relations with Hafez al-Assad in the 1990s were a constant point of consternation for the Lukid and like-minded factions in Israel.

However, this did not stop Israel from continuing its efforts to either co-opt or subdue parts of the Arab world, a process which has successfully rendered their token statements about Palestine as geo-politically useless.

Syria was and remains an exception, but Syria was ‘supposed to fall’. However, due to the steadfastness of the Syrian Arab Army, Syria’s secular constitution which has enabled a united front against jihad and imperialism and due to military assistance from Russia and Iran, Syria has not fallen and nor will it.

This is why, Israel has, like the United States, shifted away from both hard regime change in Syria  as well as from soft regime change which manifests itself in the form of proxy or hybrid wars.

The new phase of Israel aggression against Syria revolves around the targeting of a comparatively small group of Iranian military advisors who are in the country. In the Israeli lexicon, targeting ‘Iran’ is also a code word for targeting the Lebanese Arab party Hezbollah whose volunteers are cooperating with the government of the Syrian Arab Republic against jihadist terrorists. Thus far, Israel has struck Syrian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, but the Israeli regime has not killed any actual Iranians in Syria.

Now, a prominent minister in the Likud regime, Ze’ev Elkin, has given an interview with the ultra-liberal Russian radio station Echo of Moscow and has said the following,

“I do not think we should interfere in this issue. Usually, our attempts to interfere in our neighbours”.

He then said however, that if Iranian officials (though he did not specify in what capacity) remain in Syria after the conflict, Tel Aviv will view the Ba’athist government in Syria as part of an ‘Iranian axis’ which would thereafter be targeted by Israel. He said of the situation,

“(It) will be as negative as the attitude toward the Iranian presence with all the ensuing consequences”.

As it stands, Iran’s only official medium term plans for Syria involve civilian business initiatives such as rebuilding infrastructure, however from an Israeli perspective, this will likely made little difference. If anyone from Iran apart from tourists remains in Syria, this will be used as the latest in a long line of excuses to justify illegal Israeli aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic.

Based on Israel’s history, even if Iran totally disengaged from Syria, Tel Aviv’s position to Damascus would remain largely unchanged, not least because Syria remains committed to liberating the occupied Golan Heights as well as remaining the only steadfast supporter of Palestine in the Arab world. This much was confirmed during Syria’s recent address to the UN General Assembly.

Syria blasts the US, Turkey and Israel while praising Russia and Iran in a POWERFUL proclamation against terrorism and imperialism (VIDEO)

However, if Israel has really abandoned its ‘Assad must go’ policy which has been on the books ever since the current Syrian President’s father came to power in 1970, there is only one way to test this and this is through Russia.

Russia is one of the few countries in the world with close relations to both Tehran and Tel Aviv. Objectively, Iran has no plans to invade Israel, contrary to the constant propaganda from Israel, but Israel has openly declared its desire to fight a proxy war against Iran in Syria.

Israel however, does not want to fight a proxy war with Russia and Russia is not going to be leaving Syria any time soon.

None of this information is new, but in a rare moment of accidental honest, an Israeli regime official has admitted the latest twist in the narrative from Tel Aviv. Technically, Assad no longer ‘must go’ according to Israel, not that this was Israel or anyone else’s reality to dictate in the first place. Like the President of France and the United States before him, Ze’ev Elkin’s staetment is a rare but crucial departure from the ‘Assad must go’ narrative which tends to persist in western capitals, long after such a thing was rendered geo-strategically impossible.

Now that Israel has succeeded in weakening much of the Arab world, Iran is the name of the game. As Iran is now Russia’s most important non-Arab ally in the wider region, it will be up to Moscow to protect Syria’s legal right to maintain her own Iranian alliance without risking a new war upon Syria. If Russia can use her diplomatic tact to achieve this, it will mean that Russia will be the first country to ever diplomatically convince Israel to avoid entering a conflict. This in itself is a tall order but it could possibly be Russia’s finest achievement in Middle Eastern diplomacy.

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Voltaire
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Voltaire

Ther racist, apartheid, ethnic-cleansing “Jewish” State of Israel does not have much choice now…

It is up against the Syrians, Iranians, Iraqis, Russians, Chinese and Hezbollah….

Israel is allied with the totally dysfunctional, rogue and hysterical United States and head chopping, terrorist supporting incompetents of Saudi Arabia…

I know who I would put my money on…

Israel will now have to learn to obey international law and stop its constant aggression…

santiago
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santiago

On the dirtiest player.

hestroy
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hestroy

Actually, it’s not Israel but Israhell.

Django
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Django

Never trust those Zionist rats … they laugh at you while they wait for the moment when you turn your back to strike!

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

You think he is doing any of this for Israel? Russia is acting out of its own and its allies best interests.Better to have Israel in some form of agreement than acting as a loose cannon.

Django
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Django

What is the word of one zionist minister worth? Read the articles, accusations and the rightly incitement of hatred against the Russians, even the call to kill President Putin ?! You must be crazy to believe those Zionists on their good intentions. The past has proven many times how unreliable they are, each time they change their approach, change the rules of the game. Betrayal is their middle name.

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

Please state your case for what YOU feel Russia should do that would make the situation in safer regarding Israel….

tjoes
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tjoes

A nuke on Tel Aviv would be too much to ask…but it sure would solve a lot of problems.

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

Well and true said. Israel is there and is not going away any time soon, but if it can soften a bit up it might find a place in peace. Right now Israel does not need more enemies, the US is in turmoil and broke, Turkey is sliding into something not democratic, Israel is very much alone..

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

President Putin has the diplomatic Midas touch.
He understands game theory very well and actively searches for win-win scenarios.

IanSeed
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IanSeed

So Russia’s expert diplomacy will be required again to convince Israel not to start war with Iran.

I like it.

If they can do this then maybe the Israelis can call off their neocon dogs in Washington

Better than appealing to Washington directly.

Freethinking Влади́мир
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Freethinking Влади́мир

Still watch your backs. Not so long ago the US declared they’d stop making Syria one of their priorities, then a few weeks later they bombed more civilians and sent “moderates” to capture Russian military police. In the mean time Israel was striking more Syrian troops.

The word of these snakes don’t mean much. If they sort of given up on one thing, it only means they found something else.

SFC Steven M Barry USA RET
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SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

The only possible negotiation with Israel is to reduce it to ashes.

Seán Murphy
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Seán Murphy

True.

DenLilleAbe
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DenLilleAbe

Israel has in the latter years (30) been acting as a school yard bully, withe the backing of the US, attacking, bombing, terrorising any other state that aspired to something different from the Israeli agenda. Until now. Russia is simply too large and powerful an adversary, even in Israel the thought of a proxy war against Russia is unpalatable politically, and Russia knows this (many Israelis are of Russian ancestry). Russia’s interest lies in convincing Israel that Iran is no threat to Israel and make it official (unofficially there IS corporation between Tel Aviv and Tehran; Syria is shattered right… Read more »

samo war
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samo war

new disco hit ?

hvaiallverden
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hvaiallverden

Can You handle the truth, do you, you think you can, what if there is an side to it you never will se from any so called “official” history, an to show you the scope and scale of the lie, this two videos will do that, rock your foundation, and I am not even exaggerating, this will make your brains boil. Yeah, the ISISraelis is backing down, huh and you believe that, I dont for an split second, no matter what they say, talk is cheep costs nothing, period, never, ever trust an Jew. And again, propaganda, how much truth… Read more »

JNDillard
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JNDillard

“Now that Israel has succeeded in weakening much of the Arab world,..” I am not sure if this comment is out of ignorance or stupidity. Even Mr Garrie cannot be brilliant all the time. Israel, via its policies and control over Washington and NATO policies, has clearly strengthened Hezbollah, Syria, Iran and Turkey. Before, Turkey had only NATO weapons that could not shoot down Israeli fighters because of electronic controls that kept NATO members from firing on its own weapons systems (which Israel uses). Now, with S-400’s, for the first time, Turkey is a genuine threat to the Israeli Air… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“Israel has clearly and deeply weakened itself; what is left to be seen is just how profound this weakness actually is.”

“Five Factors Making Israeli Military Weak” http://www.awdnews.com/index/five-factors-making-israeli-military-weak/

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Brewerstroupe

Chilling insight into Judaic War and theft:

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