Israel Urges US To Be More Active In Syria

Syria's victories have got Israel worried

The Israeli defense minister is calling on Washington to engage more in Syria, where President Bashar Assad “is winning the war.”

Avigdor Lieberman has asked for increased US involvement, claiming that Israel is struggling to deal with the “Russians, Iranians, and also the Turks and Hezbollah.”

Lieberman’s comments marked a reversal for Israel, where top officials had regularly predicted Assad would lose control of his country and be toppled.

RT reports:

“We hope that the United States will be more active in the Syrian arena and in the Middle East in general,” Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with Israel’s Walla news on Tuesday.

“In the northern arena, we are faced with the Russians, Iranians, and also the Turks and Hezbollah. The public does not know everything and it’s a good thing, but it’s an investment and an effort 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

The minister went on to express his apparently grave concerns that “in spite of everything, Assad is winning the battle.” He also called the situation in Syria “one of the greatest absurdities.”

“The United States has quite a few challenges of their own, but as a trend, the more active the US is, the better,” Lieberman said.

According to the right-wing Israeli official, “suddenly everyone is running to get closer to Assad,” including countries in the West “queuing” to win the Syrian president’s favor.

In another unfortunate scenario for Israel, the situation in Syria has led to widespread Iranian consolidation, according to Lieberman, who is known for his harsh statements and anti-Iranian stance.

Despite Israel generally not being involved in the Syrian war, there has long been a concern that the situation would see some of its main foes – Iran and Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant organization designated as a terrorist group by Israel and the US – gain a foothold of power in Syria.

Claiming “errant projectiles” from Syrian territory have reached Israel, the IDF has on several occasions targeted positions of the Syrian Army and allied forces. The Israeli military have also targeted military convoys within Syria, claiming they were carrying weapons for Hezbollah.

  • HWR

    False flag in ZOG, US division in 4, 3, 2,..

  • Peter Lemonjello

    F*CK Israel!!!!

  • Jeremy Peace

    Russia is doing a fine job!

  • @MadJewessWoman

    Russia is working well with Syria. Israel needs to just take care of itself.

  • thesnooze62

    Oh it’s okay that Americas spend our resources and the sacrifice our people while you sit there do nothing. Enough, the US needs to stop spilling our people blood for others counties who do noting. It’s past time for the U.S. to get out of the middle east and Europe and use our resources in protecting our hemisphere. We should align with our close neighbors and strengthen our defenses for North, Central and South America. This hemisphere is our home, not the middle east, Europe or Asia. I know other won’t like what I just said but it the way I feel about all the crap happening.

  • Ron Wheeler

    You Yanks, give up your lives for the Israelis, especially those who are: broke, suppressed and from abusive backgrounds, give your best for Israel. How can you go wrong?

  • B. Long

    end Zionism.

  • Black Swan

    ” Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that they have no place in the World.” Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

  • clarioncaller

    Get over it, Bibi. Those gas lines are NOT going thru Syria.