File - In this Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 file photo, Israeli soldier directs a tank near the border with Syria in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. A senior Israeli military officer says regional chaos has weakened the country’s enemies and created a low probability of a war in 2017 involving Israel. The official says Lebanese Hezbollah militants are mired in the Syrian civil war and the Hamas militants have lost much support from the outside. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
The Match is Lit

Israel Preps for Syrian War with Golan’s Oil and Water in its Sights

While news of Saturday’s dangerous escalation involving Syria’s downing of an Israeli fighter jet is fizzling out, Israeli plan’s for a broader war to secure water and oil reserves in the resource-rich Golan Heights are just getting underway.