Israel Holding Emergency War Cabinet Meeting

Israel intends to hold a special war cabinet meeting today to plan the nation’s response to the unprecedented attack launched against the nation by Iran.

The new geopolitical dynamic in the world of international relations has implications still unseen by most experts. Both Europe and the Middle East woke up this morning to a new reality that has to be understood and dealt with in order to prevent the current circumstances from spiraling into a new disaster.

Over 300 drones were used in the attack in combination with rockets from different areas of the region.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen rebuked the attack by Iran, calling it indefensible.

Head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Salami stated the operation was intentionally limited, calling the sustained assault a response to Israel’s attack on an Iranian embassy that killed several officials.

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced Britain’s role in assisting Israel with air defense as the rockets and drones became too much for the nation’s Iron Dome to hold off alone. Several countries participated in the defense of Israel’s airspace alongside Israel’s own defense systems.

On the other side of the conflict, Russian President Vladamir Putin put out an explicit warning to the U.S., declaring that if Americans attack Iran on Iranian soil, Russia would enter the fight on Iran’s side.

The Biden administration considers Israel’s successful defense against the historic attack as a convenient result of the attack, reportedly hoping that the small amount of damage done will prevent further hostilities.

Following a call between Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and President Biden, during which Biden called for restraint, Israel’s war cabinet decided against immediately retaliating for the strikes.

The entire world is holding its breath to see if Iran’s attack is really over and whether or not Israel will retaliate further — and what that retaliation will mean for their allies.

While Iran has warned Israel not to take any further military action, calling for restraint, all reports indicate that Israel plans a response in the next 48 hours.