Israel should take Assad at his word
In the choice between restraint in the face of the transfer of missiles to Hezbollah and the clear risk of a Syrian response, Israel can choose a third option: cautious, subversive action against the transfer of weapons, not eye-popping responses.
April 1967. September 1973. June 1982. June 2013? We had better take at face value Syrian President Bashar Assad’s threats to respond to any Israel Air Force strikes in the Damascus area. Whether he launches missiles against the Israeli home front − not necessarily at a city but an air force base, from which, the Syrians...
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