Prospect of U.S. attacks in Syria raises security concerns in Israel

Prospect of U.S. attacks in Syria raises security concerns in IsraelBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel held top-level security consultations on Wednesday amid concern it could be targeted by Syria or Iran if the United States strikes Syrian government forces over an alleged poison gas assault. A member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet and Israeli strategic affairs experts voiced doubt that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, embroiled in a protracted civil war, would risk direct conflict with Israel.



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