In a worst case scenario, 750,000 Israelis will have to be evacuated in the Jewish State's next war. In preparation, there is a nationwide 4-day drill this coming Sunday through Wednesday.
Israel has developed a policy vis-a-vis Syria that includes a worst-case outcome of the current conflict there. The stance Israel has adopted is changing its status in the Middle East.
Almost immediately after the US, Russia and Syria's "ceasefire" began on Monday night, a "spillover" mortar exploded in Israel's Golan Heights. The official interpretation is that it was accidental. Nonetheless, Israel responded "as if" it was deliberate. When Jerusalem's jets struck back, they were fired on by Syrian surface-to-air missiles. Was an Israeli plane shot down?
Last Friday, the US and Russia announced a ceasefire that is scheduled to begin at midnight tonight. The real news, however, is not a dubious hope for peace.
Iran-backed Hezbollah forces, including Russian-made artillery, are quickly amassing just over a mile from Israel's northern border with Syria. Are they preparing to attack the Jewish State?