Russia has asked Israel to provide a reasonable explanation for its military airstrikes in Syria last Thursday.[1] Israel, of course, summoned the old boring and unconvincing explanation that Syria was trying to transfer weapons to Hezbollah.

The Israeli regime produced the same explanation in 2014, when an Israeli airstrike hit the Syrian military forces.[2] The Israeli regime never gets tired of evoking implausible scenarios and explanations, presumably because they think that the West will never challenge them. According to the Israeli narrative, Hezbollah, Iran and the Assad government are to be held responsible for the airstrikes in Syria.

But that explanation again has been weighing and found wanting. As Israeli scholar Avner Cohen pointed out in 2009, Hamas “is Israel’s creation.”[3] One can argue that Hezbollah is also Israel’s creation. In other words, whenever Israeli officials seek to pursue their diabolical ideology in the Middle East, they just put all the blame on Hamas or Hezbollah or even “anti-Semitism.” In response to the recent attack, Netanyahu declared:

“Our policy is very consistent. When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah — when we have the intel and the operational capability — we act to prevent it. That’s how we’ve acted and how we will continue to act…and everyone needs to take this into account. Everyone.”[4]

Complete nonsense. Keep in mind that when Netanyahu says that “everyone needs to take this into account,” he is basically saying that the West and the entire world must follow his essentially Talmudic manipulation. The West needs to suspend rational inquiry and the moral order and adapt Israel’s relentless maneuvering.


In a statement aired on Israeli television hours go, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that, “When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and we have intelligence and it is operationally feasible, we act to prevent it.”

“That’s how it was yesterday and that’s how we shall continue to act,” he added.

In other words: Israel can bomb Syria whenever it wants because that’s simply “how Israel acts”.


This flagrant violation of Israel’s right to bomb Syria unmolested “changed the rules of the game”, writes Haaretz. What game, and what rules? We will leave those two questions for our readers to ponder.

But Haaretz saves the best pouting for last:

Presumably the Syrian anti-aircraft salvo was a signal to Israel that the regime’s policy of restraint in the face of the airstrikes will not remain as it was. President Bashar Assad’s recent successes – first and foremost the conquest of Aleppo – have seemingly increased the dictator’s confidence. Israel will have to decide whether the operational need – to thwart advanced weapons shipments to Hezbollah – also justifies the possible risk of the downing of an Israeli fighter jet and a broader conflict developing with Syria.
There is an interesting question as to whether the aircraft detection radar system was deployed by Israel’s new great friend, Russia, precisely one week after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned from Moscow after yet another successful visit to see President Vladimir Putin.
One can imagine that the intelligence community will also be interested to learn whether the Syrian decision to fire back was coordinated with Assad’s collaborators and partners: Russia, Iran and Hezbollah.


The fact is that Israel’s colossal aggression against the Palestinians is well known among Jewish academics and scholars,[4] but the Zionist regime in Israel has convinced the Western world that the true enemy of the world is Iran, while simultaneously planning, by May 2010, to place a permanent submarine station carrying nuclear cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf.[5]

The Western world actually listens to the regime, and sanctions have been placed on Iran which have hurt the Iranian economy a great deal.[6] What is even more interesting is that anyone who has remotely suggested that Israel does not have the right to push the U.S. into a war with Iran has been chastised.


According to Waltz, “Israel’s regional nuclear monopoly, which has proved remarkably durable for the past four decades, has long fueled instability in the Middle East. In no other region of the world does a lone, unchecked nuclear state exist. It is Israel’s nuclear arsenal, not Iran’s desire for one, that has contributed most to the current crisis. Power, after all, begs to be balanced.”[9] Paul R. Pillar made similar arguments.[10]

Israel has always contributed to the demise of peace and harmony in the Middle East. The 1982 massacre is a classic example, where Israeli military allowed Lebanese militia to attack Palestinian refugees; they “raped, killed and dismembered at least 800 civilians, while Israeli flares illuminated the camps’ narrow and darkened alleyways.”[11]

One year later, an Israeli investigation commission found Israel “indirectly responsible” for the massacre, and Ariel Sharon an accomplice.[12] How did the Israeli officials get the U.S. involved? According to declassified documents found in the Israel State Archives, they convinced U.S. officials that Beirut had terrorist cells, and in the end allowed the slaughter of Palestinian civilians whom the U.S. had previously vowed to protect.[13] Ariel Sharon said that Beirut had from 2,000 to 3,000 terrorists.