THE BURDEN OF DAMASCUS
PM: Assad is ‘no longer immune’
June 7, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is ‘no longer immune’ from retaliation, Prime Minister Netanyahu warned during a visit to London on Thursday.
‘He is no longer immune, his regime is no longer immune. If he fires at us, we will destroy his forces,’ Netanyahu said, speaking at an event organized by the Policy Exchange think tank.
‘I think there is a new calculus that has to take place and Syria has to understand that Israel will not tolerate the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria against Israel,’ he said…” (President al-Assad had better beware – there is a prophecy in Isaiah that has yet to be fulfilled: “The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap” – Isaiah 17:1. Damascus is widely believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, but God’s Word declares that will end. See the next report.)
Report: Russia gives Israel ‘green light’ to strike Iranian targets in Syria
June 1, 2018 — The Times of Israel reports: “Israel and Russia have reached an agreement granting Israeli jets a ‘green light’ to strike Iranian targets in Syria, as well as the withdrawal of Iran-backed troops from Syria’s border with Israel, Asharq Al-Awsat reports.
According to the Arabic-language daily, the agreement will see Iranian forces leave southern Syria, while allowing Israel to strike Iranian assets deep in the country. Israel agreed not to attack Syrian regime targets, the report said.
The reported agreement comes after Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on Thursday for talks focused on Syria…”