The tension between Israel and Iran is no secret.
But what was once a shadow war appears to have broken into the open with a number of attacks against Iranian allies in the region. Recent airstrikes in Iraq, Lebanon and Syria are reportedly designed to prevent Iran from equipping its Arab allies with precision-guided missiles, drones and other sophisticated weapons.
CGTN’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.
To discuss all of this:
- Mounzer Sleiman is the publisher of Think Tanks Monitor and the founder of the Center for American and Arab Studies.
- Kaveh Afrasiabi is an author and Iranian affairs analyst. His upcoming book is entitled “Trump and Iran: From Containment to Confrontation”.
- John Sitilides is a geopolitical analyst and consultant to the US State Department.
- Seth Frantzman is a Middle East analyst with The Jerusalem Post and author of the new book “After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East.”
Israel is escalating its shadow war with Iran. Here's what to know https://t.co/58kbPHxpN8
— TIME (@TIME) August 30, 2019
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— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) September 9, 2019
Lebanon's Hezbollah downs Israeli drone: report https://t.co/bdWoD22o60
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) September 9, 2019