Does Israel need to occupy Syria? It may take a few more miles towards Damascus and retain a buffer zone in western Syria along the border with Lebanon, starving Hezbollah of more arms. After Israel destroys Syrian infrastructure and military, NATO could install a new government. Then Israel could sell items to the interim government, something like it is doing in Iraq.
U.S. to deliver 8 advanced F-16s to Egypt on July 30-31, U.S. embassy in Cairo says (Reuters)
from the article: Leaving the home front out of range