Leaked Documents Confirm Israel Is Conspiring with Saudi Arabia to Start War
Secret Israeli cable proves conspiracy to provoke war with Iran
Press leaked documents in November last year confirm Israel is conspiring with Saudi Arabia to start war with Iran.
“Explosive” leaked secret cables have confirmed a conspiracy is in play between Israel and Saudi Arabia to provoke a war with Iran. Israeli Channel 10 News published a leaked diplomatic cable in November 2017 that had been sent worldwide to Israel’s ambassadors. The documents were related to the events that unfolded in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia which started when Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri unexpectedly resigned. His resignation came after he was summoned by his Saudi-backers to Riyadh, and led to the Saudis announcing that Lebanon had “declared war” against the kingdom.
The crisis was solved weeks later, when Hariri returned home and withdrew his resignation. Lebanese officials accused Saudi Arabia that it forced Hariri to resign and that it actually placed him on home arrest until France intervened. Riyadh denied this.
Zero Hedge reported:
“The classified embassy cable, written in Hebrew, constitutes the first formal evidence proving that the Saudis and Israelis are deliberately coordinating to escalate the situation in the Middle East. The explosive classified Israeli cable reveals the following: Just after Lebanese PM Hariri’s shocking resignation, Israel sent a cable to all of its embassies with the request that its diplomats do everything possible to ramp up diplomatic pressure against Hezbollah and Iran. The cable urged support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen. The cable stressed that Iran was engaged in regional subversion. Israeli diplomats were urged to appeal to the highest officials within their host countries to attempt to expel Hezbollah from Lebanese government and politics.
As is already well-known, the Saudi and Israeli common cause against perceived Iranian influence and expansion in places like Syria, Lebanon and Iraq of late has led the historic bitter enemies down a pragmatic path of unspoken cooperation as both seem to have placed the breakup of the so-called Shia crescent as their primary policy goal in the region.
For Israel, Hezbollah has long been its greatest foe, which Israeli leaders see as an extension of Iran’s territorial presence right up against the Jewish state’s northern border.
The Israeli reporter who obtained the document is Barak Ravid, senior diplomatic correspondent for Channel 10 News. Ravid wrote the following on Twitter:
«I published on Channel 10 a cable sent to Israeli diplomats asking to lobby for Saudis/Harir and against Hezbollah.
The cable sent from the MFA in Jerusalem [Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs] to all Israeli embassies toes the Saudi line regarding the Hariri resignation.
The Israeli diplomats were instructed to demarche their host governments over the domestic political situation in Lebanon – a very rare move.
The cable said: ‘You need to stress that the Hariri resignation shows how dangerous Iran and Hezbollah are for Lebanon’s security. Hariri’s resignation proves wrong the argument that Hezbollah participation in the government stabilizes Lebanon’, the cable added.
The cable instructed Israeli diplomats to support Saudi Arabia over its war with the Houthis in Yemen. The cable also stressed: ‘The missile launch by the Houthis towards Riyadh calls for applying more pressure on Iran & Hezbollah.’»
Below is a rough translation of the classified Israeli embassy cable using Google Translate as released by Israel’s Channel 10 News:
«To the Director-General: you are requested to urgently contact the Foreign Ministry and other relevant government officials [of your host country] and emphasize that the resignation of Al-Hariri and his comments on the reasons that led him to resign illustrate once again the destructive nature of Iran and Hezbollah and their danger to the stability of Lebanon and the countries of the region.
Al-Hariri’s resignation proved that the international argument that Hezbollah’s inclusion in the government is a recipe for stability is basically wrong. This artificial unity creates paralysis and the inability of local sovereign powers to make decisions that serve their national interest. It effectively turns them into hostages under physical threat and are forced to promote the interests of a foreign power – Iran, even if this may endanger the security of their country.
The events in Lebanon and the launching of a ballistic missile by the signatories to the Riyadh agreement require increased pressure on Iran and Hezbollah on a range of issues from the production of ballistic missiles to regional subversion.»
Thus, as things are always hot in the Middle East, it appeared the anti-Iran and an anti-Shia alliance of convenience between the Saudis and Israelis to have placed Lebanon in the crosshairs of yet another looming Israeli-Hezbollah war. And the war in Yemen didn’t stop – with increasingly overt Israeli political support. According to Channel 10’s commentary (translation), «In the cable, Israeli ambassadors were also asked to convey an unusual message of support for Saudi Arabia in light of the war in which it is involved in Yemen against the Iranian-backed rebels.»
All of this came perhaps not coincidentally: at that moment ISIS was on the verge of complete annihilation (partly at the hands of Hezbollah), and as both Israel and Saudi Arabia had of late increasingly declared ‘red lines’ concerning perceived Iranian influence across the region as well as broad Hezbollah acceptance and popularity within Lebanon.
What has both Israel and the Saudis worried is the fact that the Syrian war has strengthened Hezbollah, not weakened it. And there is smoking gun internal evidence that Israel is quietly formalizing its unusual alliance with Saudi Arabia and its power-hungry and hawkish crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.”
November 18, 2018