In Warsaw, Israel reveals its military commitment in Yemen

The Warsaw Ministerial Conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East has yielded only one important thing, and not the one that was planned:

Israel has been there with Arab states, discussing with them eventhough they do not have official diplomatic relations.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took advantage of the US House of Representatives vote against the Yemeni war to reveal his military involvement in the country.

In reality, this war started from the first day with Saudi, Emirati and Israeli troops. The three states had set up a joint headquarter in Somaliland; a country that is not recognized but controlled by Tel Aviv.

This war had been the subject of several years of negotiations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Its objective was to exploit the oil reserves of the “empty quarter”; the zone straddling Arabia and Yemen. It was to be extended by a common project into the Horn of Africa.

For Israel, the revelation of its commitment to Yemen is one step closer to that of its incessant interventions in Syria. It is about asserting itself as a state acting against Iranian interests. This is actually a rewrite of history due to the fact that before the Israeli interventions, there were no Iranians, neither in Syria nor in Yemen.

For the United States, this revelation is another step in the formation of the Judeo-Sunni alliance against Shiites, announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Sixty foreign delegations attended this conference without reacting. The Western press has passed this conference in silence.