Y: "Closing the Straits of Tiran is a casus belli" Indeed true. Now, prove to me that the Straits of Tiran was actually closed to Israeli shipping. After all, the Cuban Missile Crisis clearly established that ANNOUNCING a blockade was not enough to create a "casus belli". The US Navy had to actually stop a USSR cargo ship before the Ruskies could claim a casus belli for war. They never did, and so there was no war. So, Yonotan, you claim that Nasser CLOSED the strait of Tiran. Show me your proof, please: name the Israeli cargo ship that was stopped and boarded by the Egyptian navy....
Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran (Reuters)
from the article: Tension with Syria can turn into war in an instant