Israeli Defense Minister: "The coalition against ISIS has finished its job. After ISIS, Iran!"

Following IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot's comments that Israel may consider sharing information with Saudi Arabia, Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman called for a coalition against Iran via Facebook.
Lieberman calls for a coalition against Iran Photo Credit: Miriam Alster, FLASH90/Channel 2 News

Tonight (Saturday), Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman called for a new coalition against Israel’s greatest threat, Iran, writing on his Facebook, "The coalition against ISIS has finished its job. After ISIS, Iran!"

Lieberman also referred to Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt: “Anwar Sadat was a courageous leader who went against the current and paved the way for other Arab leaders to recognize the importance of the strategic relationship with the State of Israel.”

"Forty years after Sadat's historic landing in Israel, I call on the leaders of the region to follow in President Sadat’s footsteps and come to Jerusalem and open a new page, not only in Israel’s relations with the Arab world but within the entire region," Lieberman wrote. "The Middle East needs, more than anything else, a coalition of countries against Iran."

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Flash 90/Channel 2 news

As previously reported by JOL, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot commented during a rare interview with the Saudi newspaper Elaph on the possibility of a future war against Iran and Syria. During the interview, which was released this past Thursday, Eizenkot also said that Israel and Saudi Arabia share a common understanding when it comes to the threat from Iran. According to him, Israel is even ready to share sensitive intelligence with Riyadh. “Saudi Arabia and Israel have common interests against Iran,” he explained.

Eizenkot also commented on Israel’s developing relations with moderate Arab states, saying: “The State of Israel is currently in its finest military condition. We’ve advanced a great deal. We have a military force, intelligence, an air force and ground forces that are in the best condition and everyone knows this. Thus, we are highly admired by the moderate states in the region.”



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