Speaking on Thursday during a visit to the border with Lebanon, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman declared that Israel will not be bound by any international deals reached on post-war Syria, and will not honor any such agreements.
Lieberman says Israel considers all agreements and understandings reached to be irrelevant, and that policy will strictly be based on Israel’s own military priorities. Clearly this comment centers on Israel’s repeated attacks on Syria throughout the war.
Israeli officials have throughout the war said they are opposed to Assad remaining in power, viewing that as tantamount to an Iranian victory. They’ve also seen fit to attack Syrian military sites on the slightest pretext, and sometimes for no apparent reason at all.
With Assad’s survival virtually certain at this point, Lieberman is likely setting the stage for Israel to continue to attack Syrian military sites intermittently in the post-war era.
36 thoughts on “DM: Israel Won’t Honor Deals Reached on Post-War Syria”
It’s interesting to see US attitudes mirrored in Israeli pronouncements. Summary: We don’ nee’ your steenkin’ international order.
When you are the chosen one backed by the exceptional one, you can do these things.
Of course not, why would they stoop to the level of mere mortal men and nations.
It’s always nice of rogue states to announce that they are rogue states.
Blame the politician trash who pretend to trust the word of the Zionist entity and make any deals with them without full guarantees.
Israel never honors any deals, once it has cashed in on whatever it might get out of the deal. This is no different.
They consider themselves privileged that way, and they consider any comment on it to be antisemitic.
Oops, you almost touched that “third rail”, Mark.
Why would Israel start acting like they would conform to any standards. They travel to any place and murder in others land but they blow a cork if someone flies a drone near their border. Hopefully the USA will strop funding Isael
“Israeli officials have throughout the war said they are opposed to Assad
remaining in power, viewing that as tantamount to an Iranian victory.”
Actually, the Israelis are more likely worried about a prosperous Syria that Israel can no longer intimidate and which might start developing more water – water that would otherwise flow into Israel. Syria’s GDP tripled from 2000-2010 under Assad and his highly intelligent English (Sunni) wife, Asma.
I am not sure any more that I understand the Israeli politics. Lieberman is a Joker, the inly way I know how to peg him. He is exciting the extreme insanity in Israel, pushing everyone, particularly Netanijahu’ political elite in power more and more into the extreme. At the same time, he is counting on Russian immigrant Jews, the class if immigrants not very happy — putting it mildly — with the established elite. He himself is Russian speaker. Over 200,000 Russian Jews have returned to Russia, and their experience with the Western dominated Israeli Jewish elites was not very good. This remsins an issue with those that are still in Israel. It is, in my opinion, not clear what politics Lieberman is playing. He is essentially taking the advantage of wide spread dissatisfaction with the ruling elites, to cobble politjcal grouping of East European Jews, mistly Russian, the extreme right — group that is never happy by definition — and the general, amorphous unhappiness of the squeezed middle class. He can get first two for the asking, and the third category might put him into power for no other reason then rebellion against status quo. This will be disastrous for the ruling elite and their established support centers in the West. They will be dealing with someone riding on national interest politics — and harder to control. The strange Lieberman zig-zag politics needs more analysis then currently available.
Foolish comment from a politician. however, the die is cast for a war between Iran and Israel in Syria, no matter what anyone here says. Been brewing for a decade
Surprise! The USA never honors any deals or agreements either.
I blocked Doke the Joke. He’s nothing but a time-waster here. I suggest you do the same. Once he’s starved for attention, he’ll slip quietly away.
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