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September 30, 2015 8:52 am

Netanyahu: Israel Won’t Allow Syria to Be Iranian Base for Attacks Against Jewish State

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IDF soldiers monitoring the Syrian border. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

IDF soldiers monitoring the Syrian border. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clarified Tuesday after landing in New York City ahead of his address to the United Nations that he will not allow Syria to be used as a base for Iranian attacks against Israel.

Netanyahu’s statement echoed the sentiments of Israeli Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz, who said Tuesday that keeping Iranian forces inside Iran would be a top priority in all talks with the U.S. and other world powers.

Steinitz told Army Radio, “No one wants to see Russian military forces in the Golan Heights. That is also cause for concern. Russia is still the second-strongest military power in the world. But we certainly don’t want to see Iranian forces right next to Israel.”

Similarly, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon — who toured Israel’s Gaza-border communities Tuesday — said, “We have no intention to give up our ability to defend our interests. And I do not suggest anyone test us….On the northern border, in Syria, there has not been calm in four years. Still, we are succeeding at keeping the threat away from the residents of the north and the Golan region.”

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  • Jonah

    When you read articles such as this you know Obama has done his job exceedingly well. What Americans seem to forget is that it’s not Rusiia according to Islam that is the great Satan, or India, or China, or Europe…it is America. Why do they catagarize America as the greatsatan and not another country? Is it because of our large proportion of Jews? If it is and I was a Jew in America it would make me very nervous with a supposed sinni Muslim as our president. If he is?….all his purported negotiations are nothing but grandiose hoodnas until he can get a knife in your back. I would find it very hard to sleep well in America with Freddy crougar, as ceo in charge of the military and fast track authority. Fast tack authority is just a way of saying if you do not allow sharia law and persecute or run your Jews out of you country….you will not eat, you will not receive medical treatment and you will only receive limited protection from America. Sounds like a Tim Lehaye movie to me in 0bama 3-D.