Nervous Israel Plans Syria Border Fence
Extremists moving to border area, Netanyahu warns
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2013 3:37 AM CST
An Israeli soldier stands on top of a tank overlooking the Syrian village of Bariqa, near the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

(Newser) – Israel is building a new security fence along the entire length of its disputed border with Syria in the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced. With an election less than three weeks away, Netanyahu's Likud-Beiteinu ticket is losing votes to the far-right Jewish Home party and he is scrambling to beef up his security credentials, reports the New York Times.

Jihadists are moving in as the Syrian military abandons the frontier, so "we will defend this border against both infiltration and terrorism," Netanyahu told lawmakers. "I also submit to the Cabinet the fact that the Syrian regime is very unstable, that the question of chemical weapons here worries us." He added that Israel is working with the US and other countries to be "prepared for any scenario and possibility that could arise."

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Jan 10, 2013 2:03 AM CST
Israel should invade Syria and help the Syrian rebels. The Syrian rebels are freedom fighters. Israel should target Assad for assassination. Assad is a dictator who supports terrorists in the middle east. Syria's Assad supports Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. These two groups burn American flags and are considered terrorist organization as per the U.S. State Department. And burning the U.S. flag is just not cool.
Jan 8, 2013 12:23 PM CST
So Bibi the Jew wants to basically keep all Muslims out? Pfffff.
Jan 7, 2013 9:26 PM CST
Netenyahu....his motive is Real Estate. It was the Netenyahu's of yesteryear who killed the son of Mary and Joseph. They had a choice; Barabas or the son of Mary....while it was God's will, it still does not take away the Netanyahu's greed for power. Love thy neighbor their prophet told them. When is our country going to realize that we are not Moses. They have the promised land. In my humble opinion, it is they who cannot get along with their neighbor....going all the way back when Muhammad wrote the first Islamic Constitution of Medina...Fair to all tribes and parties including the chosen people. While the chosen people agreed with what Muhammad had written, they turned it down. Why? Because it was not written by one of them. Up until that time history records, Muhammad and Islamic peoples prayed with their tapestry headed toward Jerusalem. After that misdeed, Muhammad turned his tapestry toward Mecca. It has been that way ever since. They are the instigators and being of the chosen people of God, they take the advantage as if the world owes them a living....if only they would learn to get along with their neighbors and stop coveting real estate. Real Estate that they took over because we gave them superior weapons during their 6 day war. Yes we will protect them for it is written that we should. For goodness sake, I wish they would do their part.