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Did Obama Give Israel Go-Ahead With Syria?

Posted By admin On March 25, 2013 @ 6:07 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DANIEL HALPER
Weekly Standard [1]
March 25, 2013

On Friday, President Barack Obama left Israel, after spending a couple days with the leaders of America’s closest ally in the region.

Now today, two days later, Israel has acknowledged that it fired at a military position in Syria. “Israel said it fired into Syria on Sunday and destroyed a machinegun position in the Golan Heights from where shots had been fired at Israeli soldiers in a further spillover of the Syrian civil war along a tense front,”  Reuters reports [2]. ”It was not immediately clear whether Israel [3] held Syrian troops or rebels responsible for what a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said had been a deliberate attack on Israeli patrols in the occupied territory.”

The sequence of events leads one to ask, what did the two leaders, Obama and Netanyahu, discuss regarding Syria when they met multiple times this last week in Jerusalem? And what did they agree to do to deal with the Syria issue?

The answers aren’t immediately clear.

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[1] Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/did-obama-give-israel-go-ahead-syria_708907.html

[2] Reuters reports: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/24/us-syria-israel-idUSBRE92N06020130324

[3] Israel: http://www.reuters.com/places/israel?lc=int_mb_1001

[4] Israel and Syria exchange fire in Golan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-and-syria-exchange-fire-in-golan.html

[5] Israel vows Syria strike at any sign of chemical arms transfer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-vows-syria-strike-at-any-sign-of-chemical-arms-transfer.html

[6] Assad may hit back at Israel for US strike, trusting Obama to tie Israel’s hands against major reprisal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-may-hit-back-at-israel-for-us-strike-trusting-obama-to-tie-israels-hands-against-major-reprisal.html

[7] Israel to ask Obama to use air strikes in case of Syrian missile transfer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-to-ask-obama-to-use-air-strikes-in-case-of-syrian-missile-transfer.html

[8] Dempsey in Israel, Jordan, to tie last ends before Obama decides finally on US military action in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dempsey-in-israel-jordan-to-tie-last-ends-before-obama-decides-finally-on-us-military-action-in-syria.html

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