After 40 years of basic peace and relative quiet in the Golan Heights of Israel, contention arises after Israel strikes a military camp and weapons storehouse near Damascus where advanced Iranian weapons were being transported from Syria to the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon.
The Golan borders Lebanon to the north, a demilitarized zone to the east bordering Syria and Jordan to the south. I have looked down on the peaceful farmland in Israel from the Heights and been as far north as what they use to call “the good fence,” the Lebanese border. People who lived in Lebanon would be allowed to travel across this border to work in Israel and use Israeli hospitals, etc. (more…)