Smoke rises after shells exploded in the Syrian village of Al Rafeed, close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, as seen from the Israeli occupied Golan Heights (REUTERS/Baz Ratner).
Israel’s Three Gambles in Syria
May 7, 2013,
In the past few days, Israeli aircraft reportedly targeted Iranian surface-to-surface missiles headed for Hezbollah, as well as Syrian missiles in a military base in the outskirts of Damascus. Daniel Byman examines three reasons why these strikes are a gamble.