Syria and Israel has a great opportunity to seek peace and come to a peaceful existence.
Such an opportunity presents itself under shifting political strategies as Syria and Saudi come together to blunt Iran hegemony. Most believe such a “divide and rule” strategy in the Arab World is being brought about by the Americans. This could ideally set up for Israel as they contain Iran with Syria and Rest of the Arab world refusing to help Tehran if Israel decides to use the military option against a nuclear Tehran.
Huffington Post reports here
While the world reacts to the recent flair-up of violence along the Lebanon-Israel border, other developments in the area could present an opportunity to advance regional peace if pursued. The recent visit by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and President Assad of Syria to Lebanon has in effect restored Damascus’ dominance over Lebanon, thereby impacting the internal political dynamic in this fractured country. While Syria is likely to maintain its bilateral relationship with Iran for its own strategic and tactical reasons, the new, undeclared understanding between President Assad, King Abdullah and Prime Minister Hariri of Lebanon was that Lebanon would remain outside of the Iranian orbit of influence. The message to Tehran was quite clear: Syria — with the backing of the Arab states — will resume its hegemony over Lebanon and both Iran and its proxy Hezbollah must accept this new political reality.
This new political configuration in Lebanon also suggests that, for the right price, Syria would align itself with the Arab world to blunt Iran’s ambitions to become the regional hegemony. The implication is that Syria would be far less likely to come to Tehran’s aid should either Israel or the United States decide to attack its nuclear facilities.
But I would not give peace even the slightest chance given that the word of God clearly state that “…in vain they seek peace” as real peace can only be obtained once Lord Jesus Christ implements his 1000 year rule over the nations. “Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.” (Ezekiel 7:25).
Through the prophet Zechariah the LORD God has spoken: “I will make Jerusalem a stumbling block for nations”.
In vain do nations seek peace.