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August 14, 2013 9:05 am

Defense Minister Ya’alon to US General Dempsey: Israel Prepared for Long Standoff in Syria, Will Deter ‘Axis of Evil’

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Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (left) discussing Syrian rebels with US General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, on August 14, 2013. Photo: Israel Ministry of Defense.

Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (left) discussing Syrian rebels with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, on August 14, 2013. Photo: Israel Ministry of Defense.

Jerusalem Post – Israel must be prepared for a long-term standoff and instability in Syria while deterring the “axis of evil” – Tehran, Damascus and Beirut – from winning the conflict, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday.

“Instability in the Middle East is due in part because the Iranian regime is involved in every conflict taking place in the region,” Ya’alon told Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff during the his visit to Israel.

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