US National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Israel yesterday to discuss the US pullout from Syria.
Not so fast! Bolton assured that the US that the impending US wihdrawal is conditional and that the US will not pull out of Syria until Turkey can guarantee that the Kurds will not be attacked. He also stated that the pullout may only be partial.
We Agree to Agree – A phone call last Friday between PM Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin was positive with both in agreement that increased cooperation between Israel and Russia was needed in light of the US announcement of its withdrawal from Syria. The common goal according to PM Netanyahu’s office: preventing Iran from establishing a presence in Syria (greater than it already has).