Will Israel Once Again Turn its Back on Those Who Have Been on its Side?

The Dilemma of Sponsorship, from Southern Lebanon to Daraa and Quneitra

Israel may soon face a dilemma. The “arrangement” with Russia as to the future of Syria may stave-off an Iranian presence but will pose an existential danger to the groups of rebels near the border – groups which have worked closely with the IDF to prevent direct friction with hostile elements on the line of contact. It is vital that the solutions to this challenge demonstrate to future partners that Israel does not turn its back on those who have assisted it facing a common threat.

Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman and Dr. Nir Boms

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The defeat of the Syrian Opposition?

The United Nations’ Special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura called on Syria’s opposition to realize and accept the new reality, in which they have not won the six-and-a-half year war against President Bashar Assad – urging them to return immediately to the negotiating table, “or else”, face a bitter reality.

To further discuss the latest developments in Syria, I’m joined here in the Studio by Dr. Nir Boms Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University;  Dr. Ephraim Kam, Senior Researcher – INSS Analyst: Amir Oren

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