Israel has an overwhelming military superiority in the region. Because of this, Israel thinks nothing of making attacks on neighbors. Violence leads to violence. If those neighbors were in a better position to protect themselves, and even to hurt Israel, then Israel would be much less likely to start new wars. ATTN RUSSIAN GUY: In 2006, Hizbollah captured two IDF men. Israel responded by killing 1000 Lebanese all over Lebanon. Lebanon needs an arms deal with Russia more than Syria does.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: Report: Russia signs arms deal with Syria