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Israel pushes US to destabilize Syria: Analyst
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) welcomes US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in Israel, April 23, 2013.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) welcomes US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in Israel, April 23, 2013.
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Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government forces, have been killed in the violence.”

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An investigative journalist tells Press TV that an Israeli mindset dominates over American policy-making, further pushing the United States toward destabilizing Syria.


“Israel has long had it in its mind to destabilize Syria,” Maidhc O Cathail, editor of The Passionate Attachment, told Press TV by phone on Saturday.

He added, “If you look at any of the Israel lobby websites [in the US], think tanks such as the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Foreign Policy Initiative, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, and the AIPAC-created think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, it’s very clear that Israel has a major stake in the conflict in Syria.”

Israel “is pushing White House policy to destabilize Syria and… as usual, when they follow Israeli policy, it doesn’t work out for US interest,” O Cathail noted.

Last month, Co-founder of Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement Mark Glenn told Press TV that Israel and its supporters in the United States have basically cornered President Barak Obama and his administration in the hopes that they will be able to put American boots on Syrian soil.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of government forces, have been killed in the violence.

Damascus says the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

The Syrian government says the West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are supporting the militants.

Several international human rights organizations have accused the militants operating in Syria of committing war crimes.

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