IDF on increased alert amid US-Iran tensions
With heightened tensions between Iran and the United States, the Israeli army has taken measures to respond to any threats that could harm Israel, Channel 12 reported.
In light of recent developments between the U.S. and Iran, Israel’s defense establishment has prepared itself in the event of an attempt by Iran to attack Israel, whether directly or through one of Iran’s proxy groups in Gaza, Lebanon or Syria.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton in Jerusalem to discuss the “enormous challenges we face together in the Middle East, particularly at this sensitive time.”
Netanyahu expressed concern about Iran’s increased regional aggression through an increased effort to establish military bases in Syria and to arm Hezbollah and other proxies.
“Our Arab neighbors say exactly the same thing. They saw Iran’s aggression and Iran’s increased support from terror groups that threaten them, from the Shiite militias in Iraq to the Houthis in Yemen,” he said. “So I was pleased to hear President Trump make clear yesterday that pressure will continue, and that pressure will increase.”
Bolton is in Israel on Saturday to meet with the national security advisers of the U.S., Israel and Russia.
Iran is railing under economic sanctions. Trump has managed our relationships with them much better than Obama, who felt he could appease them into peace. Iran is the greatest state sponsor of terrorism in the region, funding Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and the Yemini rebels.
Europe is blinded by the opportunity to make money off of Iran and doesn’t see the long-term consequences of dealing with a devil. Iran must be stopped. The people of Iran will turn against their government more and more, as the economy crumbles. The greatest thing we can do for Iran is to increase economic pressure.
Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated after Iran last week shot down an American drone claiming it was in Iranian airspace, though Washington said it was not. After U.S. President Donald Trump decided against responding militarily, Bolton warned not to ”mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness.”