David Hornick comments on Israel’s Next War.
After reviewing the buildup of forces and weapons in Syria, Lebanon and Gaza with the help of Russia and Iran, he concludes
If there is a chanceâ€”apart from a strike on Iran that would alter the regionâ€™s strategic balanceâ€”for Israel to avoid another two-front entanglement, it lies mainly in regaining its deterrence by making an effective move in Gaza. A hard-enough blow to Hamas and its friends there could make Hezbollah and Syria think twice about starting more trouble in the north. But there may be little time left, and such an outcome requires a functioning government in Jerusalem. It also calls for a Washington able to look past short-term diplomatic concerns and give Israel the backing it needs.