Israel’s New Eastern Front – Ari Shavit
(dailyalert.org, Jun. 26, 2014)
In the past few months, dramatic changes have taken place to the east of Israel. The limited comeback by the pro-Iranian regime in Damascus, the growing Iranian influence in Baghdad and the military strengthening of Hizbullah have created a fairly strong radical Shi’ite axis. Moreover, the sudden emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant brought onto the stage savagely extremist Sunni forces.
Today, Israel faces a new eastern front of instability and uncertainty. The combination of high-tech weapons with the armies of Islam is liable to create regional shock waves that will gradually approach our borders. In these strategic circumstances, it will be hard to withdraw from the Jordan Valley and impossible to withdraw from the Golan Heights. (Ha’aretz)