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The Arabs and an Israel-Iran war

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16.05.2018

Professor Lawrence Freedman, a professor of War Studies at Kings College in London, said in an earlier article in the Times that Tehran and Tel Aviv were exchanging fire in Syria but they both agree that the remainder of Bashar Al-Assad in power is a common interest for them both. He also believes that despite the fact that the confrontations will continue between Tehran and Tel Aviv, a comprehensive war between the two is unlikely, and they will agree to play by the same rules of the game in its current indirect form. There is much evidence of this analysis, as despite the exchanged strikes over the past week, both parties have stressed their unwillingness to expand the scope of confrontation.

There is no Iranian-Israeli war on the horizon, for several reasons, including the fact that the two countries are aware of the dangers of such a war and the difficulty of controlling the scope of its spark. They also believe that proxy wars, such as the one taking place in Syria for years, are the perfect recipe and the least costly to achieve their goals. As of this moment, the ones paying the price for these crazy wars in the region are not the Iranians or the Israelis, but rather the Syrians, Lebanese and the Yemenis. Everyone is fighting in our Arab arena and the victims are the Arabs.

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