Israel and Iran have each seized the holy city of Jerusalem, but it remains to be seen how long the fight will last.
While Israel has declared victory in the long-running conflict, Tehran has declared a military offensive in the city and threatened to retaliate.
Israel has made a strategic shift from its strategy of seeking to destroy Hezbollah’s tunnels to focusing on destroying the tunnels, while Iran is focused on destroying Israel’s vital energy infrastructure and oil pipelines.
Israel’s top military commander has warned that the Israeli military will use its forces to defend the city from the Iranian onslaught, but Iran is not afraid of retaliation.
The Iranian government, however, has been less vocal in its threats against Israel and has only publicly announced that it is preparing a major offensive to retake Jerusalem.
In the face of a growing Iranian offensive, Israel is relying more heavily on the US-led coalition to fight the Iran-backed group.
The US-Iran coalition has been bombing Iranian-backed fighters and Hezbollah fighters in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, as well as destroying Iranian infrastructure in Afghanistan.
The Iran-led military coalition has also bombed Iranian military facilities and has conducted multiple air raids against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Hezbollah forces.
But as the coalition has intensified its strikes, it has also strengthened its defensive posture and begun building up the Iranian military’s capabilities in key locations in the region.
As the campaign has continued, Iran has also launched a new offensive in Syria and threatened a major attack on the United States.
The Israeli-Iranian military alliance has also grown to include Iran’s proxy, Hezbollah, which has a large presence in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.
The United States has accused Iran of providing the Syrian government with arms and financial support to the Assad regime.
As a result, Washington has been pressuring Tehran to stop its military offensive and to refrain from attacking the Assad government and the Syrian people.
The escalation of the fight over the city of Tel Aviv and the surrounding region has led to calls from some in Israel for an arms embargo to be imposed on Iran, as the Iranian government has a strong military presence in the area.
Israel says the restrictions are necessary because the city is the capital of the state of Israel and that its territory and interests are at stake.
The Obama administration has argued that a weapons embargo would not be in the best interest of Israel’s security interests and would also be counterproductive.
Israel is concerned that any weapons embargo could escalate the conflict and undermine Israel’s position as the regional power that controls the Gaza Strip and the southern border.
Iran, meanwhile, says the United State is not seriously considering a weapons ban because the Obama administration is acting like a terrorist state.
Israel, however has a different opinion.
Israel considers a ban a serious mistake and would be willing to consider any measures necessary to defend its citizens and interests.