BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with 'Surprise' Attacks

BOILING POINT: Syria Threatens ISRAEL with 'Surprise' Attacks

One jet was damaged by a Syrian missile, forcing the pilot and navigator to eject after they crossed back into Israeli airspace.

"I commend Israel for its vigorous response, and the American people unequivocally support Israel's right to defend itself", he stressed. And could the launch of the missile, or missiles, have taken place without prior knowledge of the Russians who practically control Syria's air defence system? Iran probably understood what Israel was trying to do, as it responded accordingly by taking down an Israeli plane.

"If Iran continues to threaten and carry out offensive operations against Israel from Syria, Israel will teach Iran a lesson that it will never forget", Katz vowed on Sunday, according to CBN News.

International Crisis Group Analyst Ofer Zalzberg put the world on alert that the latest Middle East confrontation in Syria could be the event that fans the flames of the decades-long tensions between Israel and Iran, but he is doubtful that either nation actually wants to engage in a full-fledged war.

Here are a few observations from the weekend.

Israel said an Iranian drone infiltrated its airspace Saturday from Syria.

On the other hand, Syria appeared to chalk up the downing of the F-16 as a win.

In the northwest, Turkey has sent its Syrian allies to attack Afrin, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened Manbij, 80 miles to the east, where USA troops commingle with the Kurd defenders, and us generals were visible last week.

The drone Iran launched was based off a US model the Islamic Republic captured during the Obama administration, according to Israeli officials.

Iran's fateful decision to send a military drone from Syria into Israeli airspace last weekend has changed everything in the Middle East.

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Shortly after the retaliatory airstrikes on Syria, Netanyahu reemphasized to Putin Israel's resolve to aggressively counter any Iranian threat to the Jewish State.

The situation is evolving constantly, and recently, we have reached a level where interstate war has become a real possibility.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 war and has occupied them ever since, annexing the territory in 1981. To think otherwise is to believe that war is peace. Israel has made it clear to Putin that another clash with Iranian forces in Syria is inevitable. Israel, Russia and Turkey all lost military aircraft during operations in Syria in the past week, and all three are now working at cross purposes.

Thirteen different countries have bombed and invaded Syria since its civil war began, including the two biggest imperial powers-the United States and Russian Federation. Everyone is picking a side, while Turkey and the Assad regime, the regime and the U.S., the U.S. and Turkey, Russia and the U.S., Turkey and Iran, Israel and Iran are pointing their guns at one and other. That in turn should allow Moscow to dampen any enthusiasm in Syria for more. It will be wary that such firepower should directly harm Russian elements on the ground, potentially provoking, for once, a military equal with firepower superior to its own.

Liberman acknowledged Israel's differences with Russian Federation on the matter, noting that "each side has its own interests".

The UN has yet again proven powerless even as the humanitarian situation only gets worse.

In May 2014, Iran said it had built a copy of the drone after reverse engineering most of its technology, citing the Tasnim News Agency.

Worldwide law is entirely absent.

The F-16 jet was hit over northern Israel Saturday as it returned from a raid on a Syrian position blamed for launching an Iranian-made drone across the border.

It's a mess and one that is far from over.

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