gulfmap3Ehud Eilam
(Senior fellow with the Gold Institute for International Strategy. He has been dealing and studying Israel’s national security for more than 25 years. He served in the Israeli military and later on he worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (
Publication date: 3 September 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Iran and Israel used to be allies, until 1979. Since then Iran became a sworn enemy of Israel. In recent years Israel has been bombing Iranian objectives inside Syria, aiming at stopping Iran from building there a fire base against Israel, as Iran did in Lebanon. In a few times Iran tried to strike back, by launching missiles from Syria into Israeli territory, in the Golan Heights, which did not cause harm. In contrast Iranian forces and allies in Syria absorbed casualties and serious damages. Iran also suffered international humiliation. Could this ongoing friction bring Iran to start a war against Israel? ...Read more

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