The prime minister needs a win in the next elections, and initiating a major conflict with Iran may be his only hope to convince Israelis that there is no alternative to his leadership
Brigadier General (ret.) Shlomo Brom has been a Senior Research Associate at INSS (The Institute for National Security Studies) since 1999 with several breaks. In 2000-2001 Gen. Brom was Deputy of the Israeli National Security Adviser. His last position in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) was Director of the Strategic Planning Division.
Iran and Israel would never volunteer to place crucial national security interests in the Kremlin's hands. But they need a third party to umpire their conflict in Syria – and there’s no other option
The Israeli public and its leaders are in love with Trump. That drunken over-identification with a president actively seeking the demise of a liberal world order does not serve longer-term Israeli interests at all
Aligning itself with Trump will not only further tarnish Israel's image but also, betray the very foundation on which Israel was established.
The U.S.-Russia agreement on Syrian chemical weapons disarmament achieved a lot more than the nice little war that Israelis wanted.