The Times of Israel: “According to a Lebanese report on Friday, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad plans to open a “resistance” front on the Golan Heights and thinks such a move could unify the various factions in Syria.
Syrian society’s involvement in the “resistance” against Israel — according to statements attributed to Assad and allegedly made to recent visitors at his presidential palace in Damascus — would unite the homefront.”
Opinion: And there you go. We’ve been saying that for months, the one enemy that both sides (Sunni and Shia) can agree on is Israel.
On one side, the Alawite party of the Assad government has the support of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah. On the other side is the Sunni faction that has US and Muslim Brotherhood (al-Qaeda) support.
Look how impossible this is. Just two days ago on an open mic MB official Magdi Ahmad Hussein, with Mohamed Morsi in the room, declared the US/Israel was their enemy. Yesterday, the Obama administration agreed to send lethal support to the moderate groups of the Muslim brotherhood.
But Israel is another matter. If there are any moderate groups in the MB, a deceptive adjective, there are none who are moderate toward Israel. PM Netanyahu is well aware of this ancient foe. In 168 BC Antiochus Epiphanes attacked and killed tens of thousands of Jews, desecrated the Jewish Temple which caused the first Abomination of Desolation (Daniel 8:11-12) by setting a statue of Zeus in the Holy of Holies and prohibiting orthodox forms of Jewish worship.
In 1973, (Yom Kippur war) Syria and Egypt led a coalition of Arab states launching a surprise attack on Israel. Forty-six years ago in May of 1967, Syria, Egypt and Jordan were overwhelmed when Israel in a pre-empted attack (mirroring the Jews’ attack on the Persians in the Book of Esther) took back the Golan Heights, Gaza, Sinai and East Jerusalem in a stunning six day victory.
What hangs in the balance is the prophecy of Isaiah 17:1, 14 which we believe could be the spark that ignites the war of Psalm 83:1-8.