Netanyahu Says Israel Operations Will Continue in Syria as Needed

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he has made it clear to the U.S. and Russia that Israel will continue with its operations in Syria.

Netanyahu said he told Washington and Moscow that Israel will act according to its "security needs."

Israel has largely stayed out of the war but has struck suspected weapon convoys to Hizbullah.

His remarks came on the heels of an international agreement laying out principles for post-war Syria.

A U.S.-Russian statement Saturday affirmed an understanding calling for "the reduction and ultimate elimination" of foreign fighters.

Israel has long complained about the involvement of archenemy Iran, and its Lebanese ally Hizbullah, in Syria.

It has expressed concerns of a "Shiite corridor" with land links from Iran to Lebanon, providing movement of militants and weapons across the region.

Speaking later Monday in parliament, Netanyahu said some of Israel's Arab neighbors shared its concerns.

"We stand shoulder to shoulder with countries of the moderate camp in the Arab world, in the face of radical Islam, no matter where it comes from, be it Iran, the Islamic State group or elsewhere," he said, without naming the countries.

"I think that this growing closeness and consultation is first and foremost good for security and ultimately for peace," he added.

Sunni Muslim powerhouse Saudi Arabia has long been at loggerheads with Shiite, non-Arab Iran but friction has been growing lately as Tehran has backed Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused Iran of "direct military aggression" against the kingdom by supplying the rebels with ballistic missiles.

The kingdom says one was fired toward Riyadh from Yemen on November 4 but brought down by its air defenses.

Iran denied any involvement.

"Iran knows very well, and everyone else should be aware, that we shall not agree to nor accept its military deployment in Syria," Netanyahu told parliament.

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Thumb chrisrushlau 13 November 2017, 18:49

Israel's aircraft carrier, the Moshe Dayan, has been moved from its berth in the swimming pool of the Caesarea Golf Resort to an undisclosed location in downtown Tel Aviv preparatory to offensive operations against TBD, the Ministry of Quasi-Official Leaks announced.
"Archenemy": who says AP has no taste?

Thumb Mystic 13 November 2017, 18:54

Meanwhile the IDF are sun bathing in Tel Aviv, whilst the Resistance gains battle veterancy in Syria.

Thumb Mystic 13 November 2017, 18:54

Israels "security" means to bomb sovereign nations.

Thumb rocococo 13 November 2017, 18:56

Are the two people in your picture a sovereign nation?

Thumb chrisrushlau 13 November 2017, 19:36

Lebanon has no rule of law because its warlords (Hariri, Geagea, Rahi, Jumblat, Aoun, Berri) insist on keeping Article 24 (half of Parliament for Christians) as if it were legitimate. Likewise, Israel has no rule of law because it's a "Jewish and democratic" state according to its Basic Laws. Your state has no rule of law if its supposed laws contradict each other. Power-sharing regimes are supposed to be temporary and to share power from the strong to the weak, not from the weak to the strong. Does Lebanon have a Shia majority? Why not hold a constitutional convention and find out?

Thumb s.o.s 13 November 2017, 21:54

And of course Russian S400 will keep taking the Israeli F15/16/18 down lol

Thumb justin 13 November 2017, 22:00

hehehe

Thumb shab 13 November 2017, 22:31

lool

Thumb justice 14 November 2017, 07:18

according to the troll from dahieh of australia the S-400 has been a game changer for over 2 years now.

Thumb gigahabib 13 November 2017, 23:37

When ISIS and Nusra are exterminated, the time will come for the Ashkenazis.

Thumb eagledawn 13 November 2017, 23:45

Lol, quite a story.

Thumb s.o.s 14 November 2017, 00:49

1 sick person this gigahabib. On top of that, most Ashkenazi jews are not even israelis.

Thumb warrior 14 November 2017, 02:00

because giga irani represents the ultimate filth that is called hezbollah and iran. Their main objective is not to destroy Israel but to destroy every arab country and that is sunni ruled countries. As I recall, giga irani stated he is not shia too.

Thumb justice 14 November 2017, 07:20

giga iraní is a typical shia who was raised on vengeance, crime, and hate.

Thumb enterprise 14 November 2017, 00:20

Please, continue.

Thumb Elemental 15 November 2017, 00:34

They're lovers.