Amid all the turmoil related to the Israel-Iran proxy war, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the perfect advice to Iran’s Foreign Minister, who experts in curbing the freedom of expression of the people of his own country.
The message was clearly directed towards Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s tweet, urging people of Iran to join the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. PM Netanyahu also exclaimed how ironic it is for the country’s foreign minister to spread message to the people of Iran through Twitter, a social media platform that is, well, banned in Iran.
Here is the minute-long video which seeks to thrash the Iranian government for being a hypocrite and spreading destruction and violence all over the globe:
According to Yessi Cohen, the chief of Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence Agency:
It would be a strategic game-changer. In the Syrian Civil War, hoping to bolster its logistics and force projection capabilities in the area, Tehran aims to clear a path from the Iranian capital to Damascus and the Mediterranean coast. Israeli government is convinced that Iran is interested in creating territorial contiguity from Iran to the Mediterranean and in transferring military forces – including naval vessels, fighter planes and thousands of troops – to permanent bases in Syria and is trying to “Lebanonize” Syria and take over using Shi’ite militias, as it had done with Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned “everything possible will be done to prevent the existence of a Shi’ite corridor from Tehran to Damascus.
Recently, the Israeli Intelligence Agency also discovered the presence of an Iranian camp just 50km off the border of Israel.
Although Israel prevailed a peaceful neighborhood since the end of the 1973 Civil War, with the ensuing of the 2011 Syrian Civil War, both Iran and Israel have engaged in severe violence at their border regions. In fact, it has been reported that Israeli military is reportedly preparing itself for potential threats should there be a power vacuum in Syria. However, some experts are of the opinion that though the encroaching of militant forces on Israel’s border will heighten security measures, the advancements will not likely affect Israel’s policy of disengagement in the Syria crisis.
On the other hand, Iran depicts its foreign policy as being one based on humanitarian values, helping the oppressed vulnerable citizens across the world. Iran also envisages Israel’s foreign policy as a Zionist regime that threatens vulnerable people and Islamic religion itself.
Such political reasons among many have led to the rift between Israel and the US-backed Iran, who are jointly fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.