Evelyn Gordon, a US-Israel journalist and fellow at the New York-based Israeli advocacy group, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), published an article on December 12, 2012 admitting that Israel’s recent Operation Pillar of Defense was meant to test its Arab neighbors’ and American reaction to a future Israeli wars with Iran or its allies, Hizballah, Hamas or Syria. Evelyn has lived in Israel since 1987 and writes for daily Ha’aretz and US Commentary magazine.
“Operation Pillar of Defense clearly enhanced Israel’s deterrence against a much more important enemy – Iran. The operation demonstrated two important things, neither of which was self-evident beforehand. One is that even in the post-Arab Spring world, Israel can conduct military operations without igniting its southern front or shattering its peace with Egypt. The other is that for all the disagreements between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama on other issues, America’s traditional support for Israel’s right to defend itself takes precedence. Both of these are crucial to maintaining a credible Israeli military option against Iran“.
Last month, the Chief Rabbi of Britain, Lord Sack, also said on BBC that Israeli attack on Gaza was “to do with Iran“.
As far the Morsi-Hillary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is concerned – Gordon says that 88% of Israeli Jews believe the truce will not last long. Benji Netanyahu while visiting an airbase shortly after the cease-fire took effect, warned pilots they should start preparing for the next war.
Israelis are trying to squeeze some more blood from American taxpayers as result of Israel’s 8-day airstrikes on Gaza. They intend to sell the ‘success story’ of Israel’s Iron Dome for intercepting 80% of Hamas crude rockets. Americans have already contributed $275 million for the development of Iron Dome since 2010. Last moth, Lt. Col. Meyrav Davidovitz, Israeli Missile Defense Organization Liaison Officer was in Washington DC to campaign for another $1 billion American ‘investment’ in the Iron Dome as part of Congress Bill FY-2013 Defense Authorization Act endorsing potential coproduction with Israel.
On December 2, 2012, Lt. Col. Michael Segall wrote at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs that Pillar of Defense, like Operation Cast Lead in Gaza in 2008-9 and the Second Lebanon War in 2006, gave Iran another opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to support Palestinian and Lebanese struggles against Israel.
Professor Jonathan Dobrer (American Jewish University) in Op-Ed at Pasadena Star-News (November 16, 2012) wrote: “This is more profoundly about Iran” and claimed to know that Israel’s “true objective” is to destroy the stock of Iranian Fajr 5 rockets in Gaza.
On Novembe21, Lee Smith wrote in Jewish Tablet magazine that achieved several possitive results during the Operation Pillar of Defense. World silence gave a green light to Israel for future military operations to defend itself from its enemies, it helped Israel to destroy most of Hamas rocket storage, especially Iranian made Fajr 5 and a warning to Hizballah and Iran that Israeli Iron Dome could protect Israelis from their rockets and missiles.
The DEBKAfile which is an Israel Army PR site, claimed on November 28, 2012 that Operation Pillar of Defense was a mini anti-Iran coup hatched by Netanyahu, Obama, Erdogan and Qatari prime minister Sheikh Jassim al Thani to shut-down Iranian arms supply to Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
“Their aim was to abort the military ties Tehran was cultivating with Hamas before the Gaza Strip is grabbed as Iran’s springboard to Cairo,” wrote the website.
So why you think the Western countries support the so-called “Arab Spring”? Gabriel M. Scheinmann, a visiting Fellow at the JINSA answered the question in July 2012.
“The so-called “Arab Spring” has, paradoxically, made Israel stronger as Israel’s enemies have turned on each other. While Arab capitals burn, Jerusalem has calmly and carefully steeled itself against the possible immediate deleterious effects, building fences along its Egyptian and Jordanian borders and accelerating the deployment of its Iron Dome anti-missile system,” wrote Scheinmann. He then added: “Even as it rightly plans for the changes wrought by the “Arab Spring”, Israel should also recognize that as the Middle East convulses, it is more likely to be left alone. As Alawites battle Arab Sunnis and Kurds in Syria, as Kurds target Turks in Turkey, as the Imazighen fight Arabs in Libya, as the Army contends with Islamists in Egypt, and as Sunnis and Christians confront Shiites in Lebanon, people don’t have the time, energy, or resources to fight the Jews in Israel. The more the region tears itself apart, the more Israel floats to the top, unscathed economically, militarily, or diplomatically. While an Islamist ascent is undesirable, the intervening disorder only makes Israel stronger.“
French academic and author, Thierry Meyssan, has claimed that “Israel is now just a paper tiger” and the entire country is under the range of Hamas and Hizballah rockets. Israeli Iron Dome has failed to intercept technically advanced Iranian made rockets.
“In Tel-Aviv, the intelligence services state that Hezbollah’s capacity for bombing Israel has been multiplied by 400 since the war of 2006. (Yes, that was not a typing error, you read that correctly, “multiplied by four hundred”). In the event of a regional war, the Israeli territory would be devastated in a few months,” wrote Meyssan. See photo, above, of some “brave” Jewish soldiers hiding from Hamas rocket. Read the article here.
As a sign of its slavery to the powerful Jewish lobby groups, Obama administration has announced to supply the Zionist regime with $647 million worth arms to make-up Jewish army’s losses during the 8-day war on Gaza.
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