The chief of Israel's military intelligence, General Aviv Kochav, has said that the chaos in the Arab world favours Israel and is something that he believes should continue. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference for Intelligence Studies, Gen. Kochav pointed out that the changes around Israel have fundamental implications for its security.
"The current shake up will continue to change the face of the Middle East," he is quoted on the Ministry of Defence website. "The tremors are getting more violent every day and will produce a vacuum which will be filled by political, Islamist and jihadist elements."
The intelligence chief asserted that the rise of the Islamists will also have a significant impact on the map of the alliances in the Middle East, adding: "We divided the region in the past into the radical bloc and the moderate bloc, today these two blocs have disappeared."