News Brief 9/1/2013, Elul 26, 5773
Obama Hints at Tough Response to Syria
United States President Barack Obama’s announcement that he plans to wait for Congress' approval before deciding whether to intervene in Syria has caused some concern among Israel’s supporters in America.
Many Israeli experts are not eager to see the Western world intervene in Syria’s civil war, due to concern that intervention could strengthen Al-Qaeda linked rebel groups.
However, many are also concerned that if the Obama administration fails to act on recent chemical weapons attacks in Syria, after Obama referred to chemical weapons as a “red line,