Interests First; Tel Aviv plays with Ankara, Moscow against Tehran

Alwaght- Foreign policy in today’s world is one of the crucial priorities of all countries, and as foreign it is part of the wider internal policies, there exists a diversity of alliances and coalitions across the world. The best example of such alliances is partitioning the world into East and West during the Cold War times, as well as the post-World War II period.

Every part of the world includes players which have a weight suiting their size. They try to do away with the other equal sides in a bid to stand firm in the face of the rival countries.  The West Asia region and North Africa or as the West call it Middle East is no exception. In this region, too, there are countries and regimes that develop political alliances for the final aim of confronting the Islamic Republic of Iran. Besides fueling the proxy wars, they seek defeating Tehran at the political front.

Project for whitewashing Tel Aviv

Earlier there was a talk about the ties between the Israeli regime and some of Arab states. After making coalitions with some of Muslim world’s countries, Tel Aviv seeks diverting the arrowhead of bad feelings of Muslims from the Israeli regime to Iran.

The project for normalization of Israeli diplomatic ties with some of the Arab countries and repairing relations with other Arab countries has started secretly a couple of years ago, but it is not a long time since the issue found its way out to the public through media outlets. It must be taken into consideration that the case of diplomatic normalization between the Israeli regime and the Arab states is not limited to Saudi Arabia and other tiny Persian Gulf Arab countries.

Tel Aviv chooses the target countries not based on superficial calculations but on a strategic view. It was this strategic view of the Israeli regime that locked on Egypt in a bid to produce diplomatic rapprochement between Tel Aviv and Cairo. Turkey is a third country that is not out of this circle. Tel Aviv also needed relations with Ankara to open up its way in the region and whitewash its face in the Muslim world.

The Israeli regime needs good ties with Egypt because it has to provide security of the southern parts of occupied Palestinian territories. On the other side, Egypt is a highly influential country in the Arab world, and its good relations with Tel Aviv could considerably improve the Israeli regime’s face regionally.

Tel Aviv as a mediator between Russia and Turkey for rapprochement

Last year a Russian SU-24 bomber, while on anti-terror flight, was shot down by the Turkish air force’s fighter jets over Syria. Ankara justified this provocative move as a respond to violation of its air space by the Russian military aircraft. However, the Russians claimed that their bomber was downed while flying over Syrian territories. The incident developed to be a prelude for an escalation of tension between Ankara and Moscow. The situation went further complicated as the two countries were relative sides of the Syrian conflict. The Russians ramped up their airstrikes at the terrorist groups, and on the other hand, Turkey expanded the arms supply lines and funding to the militant groups fighting the Syrian government.

In the past few days, the media published reports on apology by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan extended to the Russian President Vladimir Putin for downing his bomber in Syria by Turkey. The frequent reports of start of Ankara-Moscow diplomatic rapprochement process ensued. The Israeli regime’s footprints could be tracked to the beginning of improvement of ties between Russia and Turkey. Because tensions between the two countries do not work for profit of the Israeli regime. After Russia-Turkey ties became strained, Moscow and Tehran witnessed closer ties, and several agreements were signed between them. Earlier, Russia had intervened in Syria war in favor of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, targeting all of the rebel and terrorist groups, either those that officially had backing of the Western countries or those that received clandestine help from different sides.

The continued tensions between Russia and Turkey worked against the interests of the Israeli regime, tipping the scales in favor of the Syrian government and the Axis of Resistance as a whole. On the other side, Ankara remained inactive, and only kept strengthening the terrorists. As a result, the crisis management moved out of hands of the Israeli intelligence services. In response, Tel Aviv started movement to pave the way for restoration of Moscow-Ankara ties. By doing so, the Israeli regime originally sought destroying the newly-strengthened relations of Russia and Iran, because Tehran-Moscow closeness and deepened relations between the two could jeopardize the security of the Israeli territories. Meanwhile Turkey was not unwilling to restore political ties with Russia to take on Iran in Syria’s war, as they know that Russian alliance with Iran scales down their power and prepares the ground for advances of the Resistance camp.

By Al Waght