Calling the use of chemical weapons 'a barbaric tool, repugnant to the conscience of mankind,' US Ambassador Samantha Power urged the UN Security Council to take 'strong and swift action' against the perpetrators.
Russian efforts to reach a truce between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and various rebel groups in Syria appear to be progressing, so Israel is preparing for the day after, when it is safe to expect that Jihadists will turn their attention to the “Zionist enemy.”
In what may be an incredibly new moral low for the world today, but especially for the US, Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly agreed to allow brutal Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to leave Syria and avoid being put on trial for murdering at least a quarter of a million of his own countrymen.
Taking into account the changes in the Middle East, billionaire Saudi prince al-Waleed bin Talal says his country should work with Israel to contend with the Iranian threat. Significantly, he emphasized that if the Palestinians launch another uprising, he will side with Israel.
Top Russian military officials are in Israel for two days of meetings over coordination on Syria, where Moscow has stepped up assistance to the Assad regime. Israel fears Russia could interfere if the IDF needs to act against terrorists in Syria who threaten the Jewish state.
The Israeli leader plans to fly to Moscow next week to relay concerns that a Russian military presence in Syria would hinder operations against the Hezbollah terror organization and threatens the security of the State of Israel.