Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit
IDF troops on combat drill along Syrian border.

The question is, who will get there first and are they willing to maintain the same quiet on the border?

The Iranian axis that support the Assad government long ago integrated itself into Damascus. It includes the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist group and this year, overwhelmingly, Russia. It is now Moscow which is calling the shots in Syria, and Moscow which is rearranging the geopolitical reality in what once was a single nation.


But even Russia has so far been unable to control Da’esh, and unable to completely identify and control the trafficking of biological and chemical weapons that once were under Assad’s thumb. Those weapons present an existential threat to Israel, as do the hi-tech weapons that Russia has begun to supply it allies in what it calls “the fight against ISIS” in Syria.

Sophisticated Russian and Iranian weaponry in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists, sworn to annihilate Israel — and shared with Hezbollah’s terrorist allies, Hamas, on Israel’s southern border — mean trouble for the Jewish State.

Russian President Vladimir Putin joined Secretary of State John Kerry, Jordan’s King Abdullah, top officials from Iraq, Saudi Arabia and numerous others at this weekend’s annual Munich Security Conference, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Syria is a main item on the agenda at the conference, which runs through Sunday.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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