This week began with news that Iran and Syria are coordinating their policies and plans concerning Lebanon. I am sure the Lebanese would really rather they not. Their “help” has not proven itself in the recent war Iran and Syria waged on Israel, using Lebanon as their battlefield, so their own highways, airports, and citizens don’t suffer from bombing. That news was followed with the report that Hezbollah fired shrapnel- filled rockets into the civilian neighborhoods of Israel. Where are the peace activists with their baby killing outrage when you really need them?
Then we learned that Baath party officials have been instructed to buy property in the Golan Heights, which Israel holds, but which Syria claims will be given back to them. So how did Syria lose track of the Golan Heights in the first place? They staged attacks upon Israel there in both the 67 and 73 wars, so Israel wisely took it away from them. I can’t imagine they would be so foolish as to give it back, thinking Syria would then use it for only peaceful purposes. Perhaps Syria means Israel will be “forced” to give it back soon, but simply changed the wording a bit to make it sound more reasonable and less war-like to modern ears.