[The USS Porter firing a Tomahawk missile at a Syrian military airfield last Friday. Photo: Ford Williams/US. Navy via Getty Images/JTA]
Israeli leaders across the political spectrum have welcomed the airstrikes on a Syrian base, applauding Donald Trump’s decision to retaliate after the Syrian regime attacked its own people with chemical weapons.
Jerusalem is outraged by the humanitarian consequences of Syria’s actions, and also fearful about possible use of chemical weapons in the future in ways that could impact Israel.
The distance from the airbase that launched the chemical attack to Tel Aviv is less than half the distance from Melbourne to Sydney.
“In words and actions President Trump sent a strong and clear response: The use of chemical weapons is unacceptable,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog, of the left-leaning Zionist Union was just as enthusiastic. Herzog said that Trump took his decision “in the right place at the right time.”
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