“Israel-Iran tensions have been escalating in Syria for weeks now and we may very well get to a boiling point. This would only exacerbate the already disastrous situation in Syria and open another front between two regional powers,” writes Georgetown University’s Ariane Tabatabai.
“The Israeli reaction was completely disproportionate: Massive bombing of about 50 Iranian targets in Syria, which probably set back Iran’s effort to establish a military presence there by several months,” Amos Harel writes for Haaretz.
“U.S. withdrawal [from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal] has accelerated the escalation between Israel and Iran. Iran faces less restraint in terms of the timing for a retaliation,” the International Crisis Group’s Ofer Zalzberg said in an interview with the Washington Post.