Protecting Jerusalem is a red line for Turkey, and Ankara will never leave the holy city to the mercy of the occupant Israeli government, state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as saying in a speech to the Pakistani parliament on Friday.
Professor Rear Adm. (ret.) Shaul Chorev, former director-general of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, tells JNS that new types of diplomatic action could help prevent Tehran from turning Syria into a new battle front against Israel and expanding its influence across the region.
“For years on end, we have fought against the Iranian tentacles in Lebanon, Syria and the Gaza Strip, but we have not focused enough on weakening Iran itself. Now we are changing the paradigm,” affirms Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett.