Air Date: May 6, 2013
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Avi Lipkin
Avi Lipkin was born in New York and moved to Israel at age 19. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces and in the artillery reserves and served as an officer in the IDF Spokesman’s Office from 1989-2001. He has worked in the news department at the Israel Government Press Office. He has lectured in Christian churches and synagogues in many countries around the world including in the U.S. He has written 6 books including, “Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?”, “Christian Revival for Israel’s Survival” and others.
According to Avi, the recent attack on Syria by Israel was designed to weaken the missile and technology transport channel that runs from Iran, through Syria and into Lebanon. The technology being transported includes ground-to-sea, anti-aircraft as well as ground-to-ground missiles that could eventually be used by Hezbollah against Israel.
On an even larger scale, Avi noted that Russia, China, North Korea and Iran all support Syria and by extension they also support Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Complicating matters is the fact that when Bashar Assad falls in Syria, that will open the door for Al Qaeda to take over which isn’t good news for either Israel or the United States.
As Syria continues to fight for survival, will this recent action by Israel cause its enemies to attack from different border positions, perhaps at the same time? You be the judge when you review this edition of Crosstalk.