Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s unusual trip to Brussels – the announcement in the morning and the flight in the afternoon to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – is an Israeli attempt to quickly utilize this diplomatic channel to deal with the increasing security problem in Lebanon. If this had been a meeting to coordinate positions before a military move, one assumes Netanyahu would have sent one of the security professionals (the Mossad chief, or the head of Military Intelligence) to speak with his American counterparts, and the meeting would not have been publicized.
But the prime minister has started the diplomatic clock. His trip signals to Iran, Lebanon and Hezbollah, through the Americans (and perhaps also the French), that there’s an urgent need to deal with the problem before Israel considers using military means.
For two years Israel has been warning about the construction of Iranian weapons factories in Lebanon. In September, in his address to the UN General Assembly, Netanyahu revealed the location of three such sites, in which Iran and Hezbollah are allegedly improving the precision of the Lebanese organization’s missile and rocket arsenal. It certainly may be that Israel is worried about other possible developments, such as Hezbollah moving its focus from Syria, where the civil war is waning, back to a confrontation with Israel in southern Lebanon.
Read more: HAARETZ
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
Feb 18, 2019 Comments Off on Gantz: I Stand With Netanyahu Against Iran
Feb 18, 2019 Comments Off on Iran is responsible for Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, says Pompeo
Feb 15, 2019 Comments Off on Netanyahu on Reported Attack: Israel ‘Constantly Operating’ Against Iran in Syria
Feb 15, 2019 Comments Off on Pence urges Europe to quit Iran deal, stop busting sanctions
Feb 18, 2019 Comments Off on Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies
Feb 18, 2019 Comments Off on U.S. Air Force officer helped Iran wage cyber attack on U.S.
Feb 16, 2019 Comments Off on Mike Pence claims Iran is planning a ‘new Holocaust’ to destroy Israel
Feb 16, 2019 Comments Off on IRAN’S ‘TOXIC MONEY’ PREVENTING ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE- BAHRAINI FM
Feb 18, 2019 Comments Off on Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. CompaniesChinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies Chinese and Iranian Hackers Renew Their Attacks on U.S. Companies Businesses and government agencies in the United States have been targeted in...
Feb 18, 2019 Comments Off on Gantz: I Stand With Netanyahu Against IranGantz: I Stand With Netanyahu Against Iran Gantz: I Stand With Netanyahu Against Iran Benny Gantz, Hosen L’Yisrael chairman and prime ministerial hopeful, said Sunday that he backs Prime Minister Benjamin...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...