Israel sent a clear message to the Trump Administration that it will not hesitate to again attack neighboring Syria if forces embroiled in a bloody civil war there cross two red lines.
Speaking at a pre-Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) gathering that included a large number of senior US officials, Israel's ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, stated:
"Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been very clear about Israeli red lines in Syria, and Israel has acted to enforce those red lines."
Those red lines are the transfer of "game-changing" weapons from the Syrian regime to its Hezbollah allies, and the establishment of an Iranian "beach head" in Syria.
While it has never officially admitted to doing so, Israel has repeatedly launched aerial strikes against Syrian convoys transferring weapons to Hezbollah.
The Syrian regime has threatened serious retaliation against the Jewish state, but has never followed through on those threats.