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The fear of Israel before the termination of the agreement with Putin
Material posted: Publication date: 26-03-2017
Russia supports the Syrian regime, but still did not connect Jerusalem at the hands and feet in matters of air attacks. Now, however, the Kremlin has changed its position and thereby provides new chances of another power in the region.

srybnyi waves, waking in the night on the last Friday of hundreds of Israelis on the border with Jordan, resulted in many changes. Israel, of course, not the first time attacked a convoy carrying weapons to Hezbollah in Syria. However, for the first time since the civil war began, the representative of the Ministry of defence confirmed the attack officially.

To this he was forced of circumstances: Syrian air defenses fired first, Israeli bombers missiles s-200. When there is a threat of dropping one of them into Israeli neighborhoods, Israel first used the Arrow air defense system, which, in fact, designed to intercept ballistic missiles.

It was the first time in history, when anti-aircraft missile was shot down by a missile complex — that's why in the night of Friday there was a massive explosion.

For six years, is raging in Syria's bloody civil war. During this time, the Israeli air force often shelled, convoys with weapons for Lebanese Hizbollah, which the soldiers are fighting on the side of the dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Israeli bombing was intended to prevent the strategically important missiles in the hands of this group.

Russia summoned the Israeli Ambassador to the foreign Ministry

So far Russia, the main force supporting the Syrian regime, and thus indirectly associated with Hizbullah, turned a blind eye to the Israeli attacks due to the special agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, after two Israeli attacks at the end of last week, the Kremlin spoke in a different tone, which is extremely puzzled by Israel.

In fact, the Israelites could be satisfied with that missile shot down: they not only prevented the supply of dangerous weapons to Hezbollah, but also proved that their unique anti-missile defense effective.

If not, another "world premiere": for the first time after the Israeli shelling of Syrian territory, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov called the Israeli Ambassador in Moscow Koren Gary (Gary Koren), to — as it is officially sounded — an explanation of the attack.

And when on Sunday, a Palestinian activist Yasser al-Sayed (Jasser al-Sayed) was killed on the Golan heights an Israeli missile, because he, according to Israeli sources, was prepared for the border attack, Koren was summoned to the Russian foreign Ministry for the second time — they say that this time the conversation was more rigid.

"The Russians know how to speak with the Israelis", happily said the Syrian representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari (Baschar al-Dschafari). According to him, the Israelis warned that "if they will continue in the same spirit, it will lead to the escalation of the situation." Jaafari made clear that the Russian air defense in the event of new attacks by Israel should it be a more modern s-300 missiles. According to him, Syria "rewrote the rules of the game".

"The Russian signal is clear: you can't do anything in Syria without our consent," — said the expert on Russian-Israeli relations Alex Tentser (Alex Tenzer) in an interview with Die Welt. However, before the attacks in Syria Israel has asked permission from Russia, said intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz (Israel Katz).

After military successes in Aleppo and other places Putin feels more confident in herself, as, in the opinion of Tentser, his appetites are growing. "Russia sends to Syria new soldiers to ensure their own interests in the long term, in particular to strengthen its naval base in Tartus." It bothers the Israelis because on the background of Putin's success can strengthen the positions of their main enemies Iran and Hezbollah.

Iran in January has strengthened its economic position in Syria, when the "Guards of Islamic revolution" has received permission to create a mobile network and a refinery. In addition, they receive a license to use 5 thousand hectares of land for agricultural purposes as well as to phosphate mining in the South of Syria.

The Iranian Navy from the Israeli coast

In addition, the Iranians want to create the middle East's largest energy network, which will link Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Most of all Jerusalem worried that the Iranians will get a port on the Mediterranean, and then their Navy will be located in the vicinity of Israel.

This is what I wanted to prevent Prime Minister Netanyahu, going on last week in Moscow for talks with Putin. Is it the attempt failed?

After air attack and a reprimand from the Russian side, Netanyahu was forced to explain Israel's policies: "When we see attempts to put Hezbollah advanced weapons, we will to prevent it", — said the Prime Minister, and continued so that his phrase can be interpreted as a warning to Moscow: "So far, so it will continue. Our determination is unchanged. It should be understood by everyone. Each".

Meanwhile, the former Netanyahu adviser for combating terrorism Nitzan Nuriel (Nuriel Nitzan) in a conversation with Die Welt said that estimates the probability of escalation with Russia is small. "Moscow at least for economic reasons will do anything to avoid a direct confrontation Israeli and Russian weapons." Because if you find how inferior its military system, "this is a very negative impact on the export of Russian weapons in the world," the expert explained.

Syria, in turn, does not want to jeopardize their military successes, getting involved with a war with Israel. Other sources in the Israeli security forces during a conversation with Die Welt suggested that Russia was forced to react because Israel had to recognize officially the fact of the attack, which literally made a lot of noise. If so, the associated with the downed rocket great technological success was a failure from the diplomatic point of view.

Gil Yaron


Tags: Iran , Russia , Syria , Israel

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