Anthony Rusonik, The Jerusalem Post | August 31, 2011
By intervening in Syria, Israel could seize the opportunity offered by “the convergence of moral imperatives and strategic goals”. ++ This would oppose the passive precedent Israel has set in the Arab Spring, but offering a corridor for Syrian refugees via the Golan Heights could prove a “diplomatic coup” for Jerusalem, weakening the Assad regime while isolating Hezbollah from Iran. Appealing to Turkey for cooperation would also enhance Israel’s position in the region. ++ At this crucial moment, Israel cannot afford a policy of “self-imposed isolation”.