Une idée israélienne qu’elle est bonne : et si on en profitait pour s’étendre encore plus en annexant encore plus de terres ?
Former Israeli secretary to the Cabinet Zvi Hauser has taken the attack as a sign that the international community should recognise Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights (an annexation that is by most seen as illegal under the UN Charter and the Geneva Conventions) and advance the cause of an independent Druze entity in Syria. As well as placating the Druze community and having the added advantage of potentially saving the lives of a minority community, Israel has a strategic advantage in following such a policy as it will not only cement ownership of the Golan Heights but also help create a buffer zone between Israel and those who may wish to attack it.
The Israeli government have made assurance that a plan is in place for if Assad is to fall. This includes a list of military targets to be struck in this event. Their number one priority will be to protect the stability of Israel and the Golan Heights will continue to play an important role as a buffer zone to protect the Israeli people from the Syrian conflict. By expanding this buffer zone, Israel can create a greater sense of reassurance that they will be protected from the violence in Syria although there will be increasing concerns that those communities who occupy the Heights and calls for Israel to act decisively to protect vulnerable Druze across the border. How they pan to deal with this concern will depend on whether they find it more effective to limit the threat to the Syrian Druze or simply placate the Israeli Druze in another way.
Si un partisan de la résistance libanaise suggérait comme une « opportunité » l’idée que le Liban s’étende au-delà de ses frontières en annexant le nord d’Israël, sous l’appellation « zone tampon », pour permettre au Liban de se protéger des agressions israéliennes, je me demande comment serait reçu un tel texte publié en anglais…