Syria, like Israel, has a right to defend itself, and a duty to its people to respond to any attacks on its sovereignty. Yet it now appears that Israel's leaders are ignoring this and other more serious realities, including the fact that the United States, while pledged to come to the defense of Israel if it is attracted, will not likely aid Israel in any foolish offensive attacks on the sovereignty. of its neighbors, and certainly won't support any of Israel's follies, if they could result in a military confrontation with Russia or its oldest partner in the Mid-East, Saudi, or interference with the vested financial interests of certain domestic and global players, with respect to Syria's pipelines and the flow of oil to the Mediterranean from the countries of the Caspian and the Arabian Peninsula.
Police disperse hundreds in brawl in Kafr Manda, northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel must stop provoking Assad