Report: Netanyahu Wants Buffer Zone Along Israel, Syria, Jordan Borders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Central Synagogue on February 22, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Netanyahu's visit to Australia will be the first by an Israeli Prime Minister, and will include meetings with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, the Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, and …
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The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly lobbying for the creation of a secure buffer zone between Israel, Jordan and Syria as part of any future resolution to end the six-year Syrian Civil War.

According to Israeli daily Haaretz, Netanyahu addressed the issue in recent talks with US administration officials and other international actors, as a means of maintaining regional stability by keeping Iran’s forces and the Iranian-sponsored terror group Hezbollah at a safe distance from Israeli territory. The prime minister insisted on the creation of a buffer zone on the Syrian side of the border, secured by forces other than those from the Jewish state, the report said.

In a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month, Netanyahu similarly expressed his strong opposition to Iranian forces and terror proxies—many equipped with Russian-made heavy artillery—operating in Syria close to Israel’s northern border.

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