‘Syria is just a tentacle of Iran – Tehran is the real threat’

Israel National News reports: “Education Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett sat down with Arutz Sheva Monday during the 15th annual Jerusalem Conference, being held at the International Convention Center near Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station.

While discussing the clashes over the weekend between Israeli forces and Syrian and Iranian forces, Bennett emphasized that the Assad regime and Hezbollah terrorist organization are merely proxies for Tehran.

The minister added that to confront Iran, Israel must engage in a broad campaign to challenge the Tehran government, and not merely limit itself to military confrontations with Iran’s client states and organizations.

‘We have an octopus sitting in Tehran and sending its arms to surround us. It would be a mistake to only look at the arms as the enemy. The enemy is the head of the octopus, and we have to wage a total campaign – diplomatic, economic, intelligence, and other mechanisms – against Iran because Iran is the source of all the problems of the Middle East.’…”

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