If only Israel filled in the dots of the tactics and strategy that the Arabs are using (as well as commensurate propaganda) it would have a bigger edge of it's enemies. I agree with your post completely., very insightful. I'm not posting this just to be complimentary. It's the right analysis. Hopefully, somebody of importance is looking. Syria w/o Egypt cannot sustain a war with Israel, and it knows the reality. However, by itself, it has created a lot of trouble, supporting Hezbollah, interfering in Lebanon, etc. It has treaties with Iran, which, may, or may not mean anything. Minimally, I see Iran contributing in any war effort, as best as it can for now. But it doesn't want to give Israel the pretext to take out it's nuclear sites. (30 in all). Experts say, the US would need 2 weeks to do a complete job. Israel could send 30F15s and 16, with lesser results. US and EU money will continue however. Iran will aid Syria for the foreseeable future. When will Israel show it's true muscle?
Rohani: Nuclear deal achieves Iran's goals (AP)
from the article: Assad revokes citizenship of politician who visited Knesset