28 Kislev 5781
Fourth Candle of Hanukkah
Lest we forget, it was the SYRIAN-Greeks who brought us Antiochus and the war against the Torah in the time of the Maccabim.
When people wonder when the long-predicted war with Iran is going to start, what they really mean is when is it going to burst out into the open where everyone can see it, because it's already been going on for awhile - in SYRIA. If we are actually watching for the boil-over point, there has never been a more auspicious time, what with Trump on the way out of the White House and Biden coming in bringing a renewal of the Iranian deal that Netanyahu opposes and what with Netanyahu's term as PM in serious jeopardy.
Israel VS. Iran - A History of Fighting in The ShadowsIn the last weeks of the Trump administration, Israel is fast-tracking the military drive to push Iran and its helpers back from their advance on southern Syria and the Golan border. The IDF is urged to hurry up in case the Biden administration decides that Iran’s presence in Syria need not be addressed by the US in a potential renegotiated nuclear deal with Tehran.Iran is using the uncertain transition period to advance on the Syrian-Israel Golan border by infiltrating and hiding behind Syrian army positions in the southern Syrian provinces of Deraa, Quneitra and Sweida. The Iranians are also practicing clandestine tactics on the Syrian Golan with the help of a special Hizballah unit and dozens of local armed groups and soldiers, taking advantage of the overall chaos prevailing in the region....Tehran is acting on the assumption that Israel is intent on provoking a major clash to provide Donald Trump with justification for clobbering Iran or its interests in the waning days of his presidency. Tehran is therefore at pains to avoid overt or extreme response to the intensified IDF campaign. Its presence in South Syria is denied except for “a few advisers.” Reported casualties are dismissed as “Zionist propaganda.”The IDF is using Tehran’s caution to seriously bludgeon its assets and collaborators in Syria for the purpose of driving home Israel’s determination to drive them out.