After the successive defeats of the Israeli regime in the region against the axis of the Resistance, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies urged the Israeli government to adopt a new approach in its relations with the Caucasus, based on an attempt at mediation between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
By having triggered the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh with the help of Atlanticist Turkey, the Zionist regime would never have believed that this hotbed of tension, which it intended to implant at the gates of Iran, would turn against it. More than a month after the truce imposed by Russia on both sides with the help of the anti-Ankara and anti-Takfirist Shiite officers of the Azerbaijani army, Tel Aviv finds itself in an even more uncomfortable position than Turkey: Armenia, which wanted to open its embassy in Israel, has clearly changed its position, and Baku, very disappointed by the myth of “arms performance made in Israel”, wonders why quarrel with Iran because of an entity with which it has no interest in sharing; hence this kind of screen article that hides the resounding Zionist setback in the Caucasus.
The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, affiliated with Bar-Ilan University (Tel Aviv), is Israel’s second largest university. The Center has just called on the circle of Israeli policy makers to create a balance in Tel Aviv’s relations in the Caucasus region, not only by preserving its current model of close relations with the Republic of Azerbaijan, but also by trying to build bridges with Armenia to prevent Iran from strengthening its presence in the region.
In a report prepared by researcher Dmitri Shufutinsky, published December 16, the Center urged the Israeli government to adopt a new approach in its relations with the Caucasus, based on an attempt to mediate between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan and “bring peace” between them in order to reduce their dependence on Turkey and Iran.
The report proposes to balance relations with the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia by providing Armenia with advanced weapons and military equipment, such as those Azerbaijan obtains from Tel Aviv. The author of the report claims that this would push both countries to end the conflict, as both would lose their military superiority, while allowing Israel to play the role of “peacemaker” between Baku and Yerevan.
The report adds: “It is not in the interest of Israel that the conflict between Baku and Yerevan allows Ankara to establish itself in Azerbaijan, because Turkey has become a geopolitical opponent of Israel, through its aggressive work against Israeli strategic interests, including competing for gas reserves in the Mediterranean Sea. Moreover, Turkey supports the Hamas movement and targets the Kurds, Israel’s allies. Moreover, if Turkey were to gain a foothold in Azerbaijan, it could lead this country towards Turkish-style Islamization. »
According to the report, the change is not limited to the balance of power in the Caucasus in case Israel could play an important role in the resolution of the conflict between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, as it would also affect the position of Turkey, Iran and Russia in the Caucasus region. In addition, it would give a greater role to Israel’s Western allies, especially the United States and France.
The text adds: “The relationship with Azerbaijan is of strategic importance for Israel and the regional security of Israelis. It is therefore important for Israel to maintain its relations with Baku, despite the fact that the majority of its citizens are Shia, while its government is totalitarian and secular. »
The analysis points out that the Republic of Azerbaijan purchased arms from Israel and was Israel’s main supplier of oil. The report claims that the Israeli regime could also consider using Azerbaijani territory to conduct intelligence operations against the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies claims that the establishment of privileged relations with Armenia is also possible because of the many “commonalities” between Jews and the Armenian people, comparing the Israeli occupation of the West Bank with the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The center added: “We believe that certain historical events prevented the formation of a natural alliance between Israel and Armenia, which was forced to rely for its economic survival on trade with Russia and Iran, while Armenians living in Arab countries do not hesitate to support the Palestinian resistance”. (JP)
by Basit Abbasi