In Syria, no such simplistic analysis works.
- The Kurds want independence, fight against troupes of the Syrian Government and ISIS and like Israel. No problem there.
- The Syrian Government forces fight everyone including their own population and hate Israel most.
- The Syrian Rebels fight against Government forces and ISIS and hate Israel too. But Israel supports the Rebels for years already. Though this absolutely makes no sense and it makes more sense that it is denied as fake news.
- The US and Allied forces and Israel do not want to promote either Syrian Government forces nor the Rebels as they both are anti-Israel and anti-the West, but the US and Allied forces are now fighting Government forces anyway and the US and Allied forces are not shy about targeting Iran and ISIS.
- Russia, whose return to democracy did not include freedom of expression or assembly, supports Syrian Government forces but also Israel, though inevitably the choices and Russia and the US clash and may lead to hostilities between them.
- ISIS, the world’s most sadistic and bloody terrorist movement attacked Iran, world champion in promoting terrorism and advocating destruction of Israel. So Iraq fired back ballistic missiles at ISIS as warning, though not very successfully.
I’m not even the beginning of an expert on Syria. I’m just asking as an outsider: what am I missing? Is this “only” everyone trying to kill everyone while the weapon industry makes fortunes and Syrians are all killed or try to flee the country (I would not call this a civil war, because there is nothing civil about it and the civilians are the only innocent ones), or is there some method to the madness?
However, although Jews and Jewish Israelis are often blamed for everything and the kitchen sink, neighboring Israel generally is not blamed for the war in Syria. Not yet.
Israel should continue to stay out of the conflict in Syria, as it has done over the last few years, except treating war victims, bombing nuclear reactors under construction, and guarding its borders.
However, the greatest danger in Syria seems to lie in the opposite goals of the US and Russia that could result in an armed confrontation between the two. Since Israel has the best relationship with the leaders of both nations, it could serve world peace if it coached the two superpowers towards a clear mutually acceptable deal. Israel should also insist that the they immediately stop the worst mass murders and take care of the worst health risks.