Israel Threatens To Bomb Assad's Presidential Palace

Tyler Durden's picture

More information has emerged from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's meeting with President Putin last week. The two met in the Black Sea resort town of Sochi on August 23rd to discuss recent developments in Syria. According to new shocking reports in both Arab and Israeli media, a senior Israeli official accompanying Netanyahu on the trip threatened to assassinate Syrian President Assad by bombing his palace in Damascus, while further adding that Israel will seek to derail the US-Russia brokered de-escalation deal reached in Astana, Kazakhstan earlier this summer.

According to the Jerusalem Post:

A senior Israeli official warned the Russian government that if Iran continues to extend its reach in Syria, Israel will bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad's palace in Damascus, according to reports in Arab media.


Israel also warned that if serious changes do not happen in the region, Israel will make sure the ceasefire deal, reached by the United States and Russia in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be nullified.


A senior Israeli source told the Al-Jadida newspaper that no understanding was reached between the Israelis and the Russians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did, however, make it clear to Putin that its concerns must be met or Israel will be forced to act.


The warnings occurred in a meeting between Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.

As we noted at the time, Netanyahu's brazen words to Putin that 'preventative' escalation in Syria to destroy what Israeli defense officials commonly call the "Iranian land bridge" (or the so-called 'Shia crescent') reveals increased desperation as even the West is now seeming to ignore Netanyahu's repeatedly declared "red lines". While Netanyahu's public statements in Sochi were provocative enough - openly threatening direct military escalation in Syria should his demand for Iranian forces withdrawal not be met - the newly revealed threat of assassinating the sitting head of a sovereign U.N. member state takes the war of words to a whole new level.

The Israeli Prime Minister also shared intelligence with Putin which purports to reveal Iranian plans for long-term presence in Syria. It appears Netanyahu is now making his case before world media, with new BBC and other international headlines reading, "Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon: Netanyahu".

The Jerusalem Post details exactly which officials accompanied Netanyahu in Russia:

The prime minister, accompanied by Mossad head Yossi Cohen, the newly appointed head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben-Shabbat, and Likud minister Ze'ev Elkin who served as his translator, flew to Sochi on the Black Sea for the meeting, returning to Israel shortly after it ended.

We further explained that Israel has long been at open war with Syria, in spite of the fact that both Israeli officials and international media rarely acknowledge it. In 2013 Israel launched a massive missile attack against a Syrian defense technology facility in Jamraya outside of Damascus. And yet more brazen was the 2016 attack targeting Damascus International Airport, which killed a well-known Hezbollah commander. In a significant admission earlier this month, the head of Israel's air force acknowledged nearly one hundred IDF attacks on convoys inside Syria over the course of the past 5 years.

Netanyahu himself was recently caught on a hot mic bragging that Israel had struck Syrian targets at least "a dozen times". And this is to say nothing of Israel's covert support to al-Qaeda linked groups in Syria's south, which has reportedly involved weapons transfers and treatment of wounded jihadists in Israeli hospitals, the latter which was widely promoted in photo ops involving Netanyahu himself. As even former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell once directly told the Israeli public, Israel's "dangerous game" in Syria consists in getting in bed with al-Qaeda in order to fight Shia Iran.

Assad's presidential office building - New Shaab Palace - sits above central Damascus. Image source: Flickr/Nawar-2012

While Israel has for years played more of a quiet 'long game' in Syria outside the media spotlight: providing tacit support to al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria along its Golan border (in Netanyahu's words to Putin: Israel prefers the "Sunni sphere" over "bringing in Shi'ites" which reflects a disturbing widely held view among Israeli officials that ISIS is the 'lesser evil') as well semi-regularly bombing select targets, its increased willingness to loudly and unreservedly voice its intentions to the world is the result new realities it appears unprepared to accept.

What new realities in the region are now pushing Israeli officials to incautiously leak threats of Assad's assassination to the Arab press?

First, the Syrian government and its allies Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah are winning the war. In Israel's thinking the Astana agreement potentially means Iranian presence will now be backed by Russian air power. It also appears that in the United States' backing of 'de-escalation zones' which necessarily involves Iranian enforcement, the US is giving tacit approval to Iranian troop presence in Syria. This is Israel's worst nightmare: it invested so heavily in toppling Assad in the first place in order to roll back what it claims is 'Iranian and pro-Shia expansion' in the region.

Secondly, the US has essentially signaled to Israel: you are on your own when it comes to Syria policy. Trump shut down the CIA program to topple Assad - a program which had the assistance of Israeli intelligence. Other world leaders like France's Macron have further stated that Assad is here to say for the near future.

Third, Hezbollah has just finished wiping up ISIS on the Lebanese-Syrian border and now appears more confident than ever. Israel went all in with the Sunni insurgency fighting Assad as that insurgency also threatened the existence of Hezbollah, which Israeli defense officials understand to be the most formidable foe right across Israel's border. On Monday Hezbollah General Secretary Hassan Nasrallah declared August 28 as Lebanon's "Second Day of Liberation" in a televised address celebrating Lebanon's military victory over ISIS in the country's northeast. As we reported recently, it's an 'open secret' that US special forces advisers are indirectly coordinating with Hezbollah through the Lebanese Army, though politically sensitive as Lebanon depends heavily on US military aid.

And finally, Israel senses that international opinion is shifting quickly now that ISIS is rapidly folding. It knows that world opinion will not stomach another Iraq style invasion for regime change in the Middle East. And yet such a prospect of regime change in Syria is now all the more difficult as Russian air defenses are so deeply entrenched. Israel now finds itself isolated and Netanyahu's brazenness stems from this realization. His screams grow louder from a position of weakness.

Now, the only question that remains is: on the remote chance that Israel does escalate militarily in Syria, what will Russia let it get away with?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Nice to see you suffer, aware of your worthlessness and the fact that Russia is not paying attention to your snot and tears, does what it needs and does successfully. Keep whining.

yomutti2's picture


Aw, don't be upset. Just having the foreigners be aware of Putin at all is a big win. He doesn't actually exert enough influence outside of Russia to be worth anybody's attention.


So go tell your bosses at Savushkina Street that you deserve a raise and a free sandwich.


besnook's picture

russia runs the mideast now. bibi didn't come to the usa begging for more dead american soldiers. he went to putin to beg for relief and then threatened russia. putin told him to fuck off. it's about time israel gets buttfucked with russian missiles and bombs.

fx's picture

He get's more attention in the US, Brussels and Tel Aviv than ANYBODY else, so yeah he must be really powerless and have no influence at all. You are such a dumb retard. Did you actually become that much retarded before getting regularly cornholed by male goats and sheep or only thereafter?

yomutti2's picture
Ooooh, now there is some classic Russian grammar. That's very bad of you. Didn't they tell you that were supposed to be able to pass as American when you post? Tsk, tsk. No free sandwich for you. Just remedial English lessons.
veritas semper vinces's picture

And you have to factor in that he is like this AFTER reading the informed comments on ZH for so long. Imagine how he was before that!

hestroy's picture

Geeeez, it's terrible to see someone who was born to Ukrainian prostitute and her drunken joo pimp. LOL! You have a shit instead of brain.

samsara's picture

18 week old troll everyone

Give the one or two gratuitous responses, then just down vote and skip. 

Don't let him clog the thread.


RagnarRedux's picture

"you should read the Bible to get educated. The Jews never lose."

Except for Babylonian exile, then for another brief 2000 years and so on, as they can't behave, too much inbreeding. So, now that that specific apologetic canard failed, I'm sure we will hear the line that "they aren't really Jews, they are Khazars", or some other nonsense to mislead and misinform. The consumate chameleons.

12 Genetic Studies On Distinct Jewish Ethnicity


Volkodav's picture

      little of Judah was left after Assyrian invasions.

      many other peoples including edomites taken into Babylon captivity

      those returned very mixed with talmud, babylon lending


besnook's picture

 on the geneology program broadcast on pbs the feature of the show is to reveal the incredibly mixed racial and ethnic background of the person who's life is being chronicled. that is, for everyone except norman lear. after claiming norm was a part of the levites, a family of jews considered to be the "best" jews in old israel or judah the show entirely skipped over his geneology. gee, why would they do that? was it because he has no roots in the mideast?

11b40's picture

You need to read it agian.

IronSights on'um's picture

if you read the bible you'd know that god disolved the old covenant (a contract, not an inheritance) see hebrews 8:13.  the jews also didn't obay god which lead to that action.  see 2kings 17.  He also created this new covenant, maybe you've heard of it, called Jesus.  only through the son will one know the father.  jews hate jesus.  read the talmud to see what it says about jesus.  jews today are simply believers in judiasm.  When referred to as a race they're the Ashkenazi.  A small portion are Sephardic.  Ashkenaz came from Japhet's line, not Shems, thus they are not Semetic.  Same with the Sephardic.  Sepharad was occupied by the Medes.   

Volkodav's picture

       yes    Genesis 10  2-5

       japeth family named



Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Shem, Meshech (what is Mesh backwards?)

Syria, Russia. (what is Rus backwards?)

Almost like one group was reading from right to left, and one was reading left to right?

Damascus, Moscow.  Gee, very similar there too!

It is important to remember that from the Don, one can get into the Black Sea, and from the Black Sea into the (Eastern) Mediterranean.  This has been the case for hundreds of years.  Also, you can use the Volga to enter the Caspian Sea.   From there you are in Iran.  And if you manage to cross the Caucasus (or squeeze by, at Derbent) you are in the Armenian Highlands, and not far from Syria at all.

The interactions between Russia and the Middle East have therefore been going on for hundreds of years.

justa minute's picture

fake israel is the gog of ezekial, ie they came into a land of unwalled villages(happened in 1948), That prophecy can no longer happen as israel is one of the most walled up places on earth. All the fake preachers in america say it is gog is russia and iran, but it cant be because it already happened in 1948. thus we have all this anti-russian and iranian propaganda. Meanwhile Gog(israel) is hiding in plain sight and all these so called christians are worshipping at the feet of moloch.

garcam123's picture

Puuuhhhhh......fuckin llleeassse! A fuckin comic book? No wonder things are so fucked up.  What a bunch of clowns!

This ain't nothin more than gang warfare, one gang of worthless fucks trying to kill another........AND YOU ARE collateral damage, get over it goy-fuck!

First one who destroys Shiterel...........WINS!

all my fingers crossed.........workin on my toes and eyes!

BarkingCat's picture

They wrote that book. I don't take credence in something written by a bunch of sand dwelling goat fuckers.

Tallest Skil's picture

The Sack of Jerusalem after the kikes executed Jesus begs to differ, you fucking zionist hack.

eofarrell's picture

Oh really? Where is their temple then?

Mute Button's picture

10 tribes. Poof! Gone. Intermarried Assyrians with the Babylonian captivity. Some Syrians have at least some lineage to Abraham whereas these Ashkenazi and Idumean imposters have none.

Mr Twitch's picture

Never lose? 

You folks can't even figure out who the Messiah is... 


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Chabad found their Messiah, it was a guy called Menachem Mendel Schneerson.  And once he got paralyzed and could no longer talk (i.e. denounce) they named him the Messiah!  Terrible disappointment when he didn't raise from the dead.

garcam123's picture


My name is Jezuus and I am cool,

For I can


Across your pool!



I Believe!

I Believe I'll have another hit!

veritas semper vinces's picture

They don't in THEIR version of the Bible. But they do lose in the real one.

Akzed's picture

Dt. 29:22 Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the Lord has afflicted it. 23 The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur—nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, which the Lord overthrew in fierce anger. 24 All the nations will ask: “Why has the Lord done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?”

25 And the answer will be: “It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt. 26 They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them. 27 Therefore the Lord’s anger burned against this land, so that he brought on it all the curses written in this book. 28 In furious anger and in great wrath the Lord uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now.”

This was fulfilled by the captivities under Assyria & Babylon. The southern kingdom was reestablished, but finally Rome tore down Jerusalem and killed or sold all available Jews.

The central planners's picture

The biggest threat? 


North korea?

RagnarRedux's picture

"The biggest threat? Israel? North Korea?"

Sayanim Everywhere

“Israeli spies have done more harm and have damaged the United States more than the intelligence agents of all other countries on earth combined... They are the gravest threat to our national security.”

— Admiral Bobby Inman 
Former Deputy Director of the CIA

(1993) New York Times: C.I.A. Chief Says Israel Has Been Selling Advanced Military Technology To China For Over A Decade

(2013) U.S. Furious With Israel For Selling Advanced Military Technology To China

(2007) Israel Flagged As Top Spy Threat To U.S. In New Snowden/NSA Document

(2016) U.S. Gives Israel Record $38 Billion Military Aid Package

(2014) US: Jewish Groups Get 94% Of U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Grants

Conscious Reviver's picture

They threw the Secretary of the Navy Forrestal out the upper story window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital because he would not cooperate with the Zinos.

TOP SECRET Document reveals James Forrestal was murdered

HRClinton's picture

Good time to drop a B61 on Nuttyyackpoo and the Likudniks on the Knesset.

I'd dial in the variable kT power to its max. Set that dial to 11.

The Chief's picture

We dont have to. What do you think would happen if Soros(s) and Rothschild(s) were to have an accident? Would about a deliberate accident? They may have long lives, but they are not immortal. Remember that. 

Bill of Rights's picture

So much shit going on hard to keep up...

Crazy Or Not's picture

Whatever Israel Starts Russia will finish.
(Though likely some gameplay by USA, NK, China & Iran in the interim).

God Emperor's picture

Let it be done, so Iran can turn Israhell into a glass parking lot.


Truther's picture

Those Zionist fucks have a bad day coming.

fleur de lis's picture

The Israelis are spoiled, whiney welfare queens.

They have the world's highest per capita PhD's, an astounding number of millionaires and billionaires, a healthy, educated, and well travelled population with multiple passports for maximum international influence, more American cash donations than will ever be admitted, and for a country always on the brink of a paranoid nervous breakdown about Nazis under the bed they are always looking for or meddling in foreign combat.

Israel has no cost benefit to America.

They have more than enough social and financial assets to be grownups and get out of America's political basement where they live for free on other people's money.

At this point they have too much money and too much free time.

As long as we are in the background they will act out.

That really needs to change.

If they are going to be welfare queens they have to take orders.

If they want to act like grownups on the world stage and look for a neighborhood fight -- fair enough.

The welfare checks get cut off.

Then let them jump all the sharks they want and see what happens.

They can send their own forces against the substitute Nazis du jour and rebuild their own cities.

They can start getting used to seeing thousands of their young sons sent home in a long, steady line of bags.

They can build rehabilitation centers for the thousands of others sent home maimed.

They can organize huge mental health facilities for the thousands of psychologically traumatized service personnel. 

And they can set up centers for the thousands of broken and grief stricken families, and support for the thousands more orphans.

Like everybody else.






HRClinton's picture

Or just do live field tests with the new B61s.

Be sure to dial the variable kT blast to its Max. Set dial to 11.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Welfare payments?  Those are tribute payments.

robertocarlos's picture

Jews are fucking insane. Too much inbreeding.

Mute Button's picture

A welfare to work program? Nice!

veritas semper vinces's picture

I'll summarize it=they are,and have been and will always be PARASITES.

Satanyahoo can go straight to Hell where he belongs!

yomutti2's picture

That's funny, because Isreal has way more nukes than Iran, and way better delivery systems.


sister tika's picture

Does Israel have "way more nukes" and "way better delivery systems" than Russia?

Kina's picture

I believe Russia has the most in service nukes on the planet.

And it certainly  knows how hit its targets with sea launched missles, let alone Sub launched.

HRClinton's picture

Tsunami the hell out of ISISrael.

Doom and Dust's picture

Who needs delivery systems anyway when Israel is a single bomb target?

Truther's picture

Go fuck yourself you mutt and STFU.