Israel is playing with fire – how will Iran react?

The regime in Tehran had recently shown itself to be conciliatory towards its arch-enemy, the USA. This is exactly what may have encouraged Israel to carry out the spectacular attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus. The risk of a wildfire in the region is growing.

“Bibi let us down, I will never forget that,” Donald Trump lamented about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an interview a few months ago. At the beginning of January 2020, when he was still president, Israel and the USA actually wanted to jointly eliminate the head of the Quds Brigade of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, General Qassem Soleimani. “Everything was prepared, but the evening before I got a call: Israel would not take part. They didn't tell us why.”