Assad’s strategy against Israel has not been driven only by political opportunism. The Baathists have always been radically and ideologically anti-Semitic. The Nazi party and the Baath party express concepts of destiny with the superiority of their respective racial demographics over others, particularly Jews.
A very important article about the Syrian regime and its links to National socialism and Antisemitism. It is no surprise that the same regime is opressing, torturing and killing its own people and is part of the leadership against Israel and its souveranity as Jewish state.