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Israeli Likud Minister Yuval Steinitz will tell the United States, Russia and other world powers Israel will not tolerate Iranian forces near its border, the Jerusalem Times reported on Tuesday.

Steinitz made the remark as Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, flew to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

“In all of our discussions, first and foremost with the United States, but also with Russia and the rest of the world powers, we must make sure that the Iranian forces will stay in Iran,” Steinitz told Israel’s Army Radio.

“Nobody wants to see Russian forces in the area of the Golan Heights, but we definitely don’t want to see Iranian forces near Israel,” he added.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the Six Day War in June, 1967. The territory was officially annexed in 1981.

Israel fired on Syrian forces in the Quneitra region over the weekend when errant mortar fire landed in the captured territory.

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Monday Syria had crossed a “red line” in its battle with proxy forces attempting to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

“Israel does not intend to ignore these incidents. We see the Syrian government as responsible for what happens in Syrian territory,” Yaalon said.

Preparations for Ground Invasion of Syria

In August it was reported that Israel is preparing for a possible ground invasion of Syria.

The Israelis began large division-scale training in the occupied Golan Heights in mid-August under the pretext ISIS may invade and also citing the presence of Hezbollah fighters in Syria.

Israel and Hezbollah fought a war in 2006 in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights. Some analysts consider the 34-day war as the first Iran-Israel proxy conflict.

“In the scenarios envisioned by the IDF, heavily-armed terrorist cells would infiltrate the Israeli side of the Golan and attack Jewish and Druze villages there, necessitating a strong Israeli response in Syria,” Israel Today reported on August 17.

The announcement of invasion preparations coincide with the possibility Israel may move its borders east “to protect the Druze and other non-hostile populations that are today threatened by the Islamists,” the website reported.

On Tuesday Israel Today reported the country “fears unintentional exchanges of fire between its own forces and the Russian military in Syria. Such a flare-up between Israeli and Iranian forces could give Tehran the excuse it needs to launch a long-range missile assault on the Jewish state.”

The Kuwaiti newspaper Alrai has cited “official sources” as saying Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Russia have launched a “joint operations room” to coordinate their campaign to defeat the Islamic State.

The Times of Israel reported on Saturday:

The newspaper quotes official sources as saying that each party will be responsible for particular areas of Syria, with Russia operating in Latakia, Hama and some parts of the Aleppo province, while Iran will be defending the capital Damascus and down to Quneitra on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. The report also states that some 100 Iranian special forces trained in urban warfare have arrived in Damascus

Israel claims the Syrian Army has received “substantial support” from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and “most notably fellow Iranian client Hezbollah,” the paramilitary group formed after Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982.

The Kuwaiti report also said the Syrian military has given dozens of Soviet-era tanks tanks to Hezbollah.

The Times of Israel reiterated the possibility Israel may conduct ground operations in the Golan and Syria.

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  • Joey from Delaware

    No doubt the former lords of the Soviet had always intended on taking Syria along with all the other middle eastern countries, that’s why all the fuss about not letting Iran get a nuke, because then the odds are even

    • Mabelle Vonk

      The former lords of the Soviet Union, the bloody Bolsheviks, were all Jews. The Greatest Mass Murderers of all Time were Jews, says Jewish Columnist (Google it!).

  • ShlomoShunn

    Israel was created by terrorism. Jewish militias (Irgun, Palmach, Haganah, Stern Gang) terrorized Arabs in what would become Israel, stampeding them to flee…just like Nazis did to Jews in the Reich. They then unilaterally declared a state in 1948.

    The UN did not create it. It can only decide whether to “recognize” a state or not.

    For 67 years, Israel chose to ignore agreements it made with the UN. Instead, it’s made war to keep from setting borders (it wants to steal ALL the land in the Levant). It’s also refused to write a Constitution (which would make non-Jews equal).

    It shoots Arabs at-will, like the SS and Einsatzgruppen shot juden. It continues to occupy and build on stolen property. Now it pretends it’s going to tell Russia what to do.

    The IDF are cowards who only “fight” others who are weaker. They usually sucker-punch, too: surprise attacking like the Third Reich did Poland, France, the USSR, etc.

    Used to beating Arab grannies and shooting Palestinian schoolgirls, Israel got its clock-cleaned by Hizbollah in 2006.

    Israelis don’t know how to fight because they’ve never had to. Let a few REAL bombs hit Tel Aviv and Haifa and Bibi will soil his Kimbies.

    Hint: Uncle Sucker won’t bail-out Bibiville. Not against Iran and certainly not Russia.

    Israel is a small place. Jews there would quickly find themselves feeling like Gazans: fish being shot in a barrel.

    Worse, if Israel set the Mideast ablaze and oil shot through the roof, Jews everywhere will likely be targeted for crimes committed by a state claiming to embody Judaism.

    Israel, the world knows too well, is not the Amish State.

    • Chris Rodgers

      “Israelis don’t know how to fight because they’ve never had to,” What was the war of 1967 about?

    • Scrapper

      The United Nations is pretty useless and a costly waste of time. Wad’ya expect? All the rich wealthy Hollywood liberal elite Jews in America, along with Ireland, they all turned their back on Israel. Why? That is distressing since there are a lot of Irish Americans, and Jewish Americans, not the wealthy ones, who cannot make sense of what happened there.

  • G. H. Schorel-Hlavka

    Reality might be that if Israel enters this war, despite its nuclear powers, it may just become the beginning of the end of Israel. This as taking on the combined Russian-Chines-Iranian forces may be too much to take on. Malcolm Turnbull “21 Century government”: unconstitutionally bombing Syria may just be also the beginning of his demise. The US may seek to stay out of the conflict from now on as having training the terrorist it cannot afford a battle against Russian-chines-Iranian forces nor to take on their own sponsored terrorist.

  • writeonbrother

    The End Game all along has been further expansion of the State of Israel into Syrian territory under the pretext of security.

    • humanity

      You got it straight to the point!

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