Soviet propaganda claimed that the Zionist movement was an ideological bedfellow of the Nazis, and that Zionist leaders had collaborated with the Nazis at just the time that the USSR was engaged in its heroic resistance.
The civil war that raged in Syria over the past eight years seems to be drawing to a close. In July 2018, the Syrian regime regained control of the southern part of the country, including the town of Dar’a where the revolt began in March 2011.
“Our military, together with Syrian partners, established the place of his burial,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We are very pleased that at home they can give him the necessary military honors.”
As the Islamic State’s caliphate disappears from Syria’s map, the country is settling into a twilight reality of de facto division, in which a variety of low-burning insurgencies continue to claim lives.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied Iranian claims that it has made significant inroads in Syria. Netanyahu plans to discuss Iran & Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week.
“At this point, [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan seems to be strongly committed to his deepening partnership with [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, and is unlikely to be swayed by Washington’s positive or negative incentives.”
Russia has delivered S-300 air defense batteries to Syria and placed them beside what is believed to be an Iranian weapons manufacturing facility. So, what are the implications of this? How does this bode for Israel’s’ efforts to stop Iranian entrenchment in Syria?