Four million years ago, a massive volcanic eruption northeast of the Sea of Galilee created a hilly plateau known as the Golan Heights. Things have gotten more stable geologically speaking, but a severe military eruption may well be on the horizon.
Today, Iran’s military presence in Syria threatens to light an explosive fuse on Israel’s northern frontier. While it’s 1,000 miles from Iran to Israel, it’s less than 50 miles from the Iranian Army to Israel’s Golan Heights.
Syria’s Civil War has moved next to its southeast border with Israel, and the Syrian government’s 70,000 Iranian-controlled forces are knocking on Israel’s northern door—especially considering its recent missile attack on the Golan.
Iran’s stated intention is exterminating Israel. America and the world (and we pro-Israel advocates!) must demand the removal of Iran’s military presence from Syria.
In 1948, during Israel’s War of Independence, Syria took control of the Golan Heights. Syrian artillery barrages on low-lying Israeli towns in the area continued for two decades.
In 1967, Syria invaded Israel from the Golan Heights but was repulsed. Israel won the territory and annexed it in 1981, having realized the hard way that holding this high ground is a key to its survival.
Despite Israel’s control of the Golan Heights, nearby Iranian rockets can attack the summit and even leapfrog those strategic peaks.
What’s more, just a dozen miles to the west of the Golan, Israel has suffered the lethal threat of Hezbollah missile fire from the Lebanese border on Israel’s northern population. Today, Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy, has 120,000 rockets aimed at Israel from Lebanon.
If Iran can control the area near the Golan Heights and position missile launchers, Israel will face two northern fronts: the “Lebanese” Hezbollah and the “Syrian” Iranian forces. Israel’s entire northern border would be a two-front tinderbox waiting to explode.
So far, the Israeli Air Force vigorously responded to incursions from Syrian and Iranian forces. Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman last week again warned Syrian disputants to keep their distance: “This attempt to establish terror infrastructure in the Syrian Golan Heights under the regime’s purview is unacceptable to us. We will operate with full power against any terrorist infrastructure we identify in the area.”
The dangers to Israel—and the entire region—are obvious and urgent and require that the U.S. act now to defuse this Iranian time-bomb.
This need is highlighted by Iran’s dangerous, imperialist strategy, which is astutely analyzed in this week’s FLAME Hotline-featured article by Yaakov Lappin of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Lappin provides ample detail on how Iran continues to encroach on Israel’s security and why it’s critical that Israel—and the West—resist Iran’s plans.
I hope you’ll forward this incisive perspective to friends, family and fellow congregants to help them understand why the U.S. should support a strategy of increased pressure on Iran—and its allied Hezbollah militias—to leave Syria, for the sake of Israel’s security and peace in the region.
I hope you’ll also quickly review the P.S. immediately below, which describes one of FLAME’s latest hasbarah campaigns to directly urge the President and U.S. Congress to back up their rhetoric on Iran with definitive action. I hope you agree with and will support this message.
P.S. As you know, Iran has become the largest state sponsor of global terrorism and the most dangerous enemy of the U.S. What’s worse, the Islamic Republic continues to spread its jihadist tentacles throughout the Middle East, and now has armed forces on Israel’s borders in Syria and Lebanon. No wonder FLAME has created a new editorial message—“We Must Stop Iran Now“—which is now running in mainstream magazines and newspapers, including college newspapers, with a combined readership of some 10 million people. In addition, it is being sent to every member of the U.S. Congress and President Trump. If you agree that this kind of public relations effort on Israel’s behalf is critical, I urge you to support us. Remember: FLAME’s powerful ability to influence public opinion—and U.S. support of Israel—comes from individuals like you, one by one. I hope you’ll consider giving a donation now, as you’re able-with $500, $250, $100, or even $18. (Remember, your donation to FLAME is tax deductible.) To donate online, just go to donate now. Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure that the American people, the U.S. Congress and President Trump stay focused on-and take actions against-Iran’s threat to our country, Israel and the entire world.
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