Actually, Syria was a secular democracy until 1947 when they refused a pipeline and Standard Oil of New York managed to get the CIA to overthrow them…. just 5 years before Iran’s secular democracy was overthrown by the CIA (and British Secret Service) to install THEIR murderous dictator…. of course that led to the Islamic Revolution.
Then ‘we’ stood idly by while the terrorist Hagannah, Irgun, Stern Gang did their genocide and ethnic cleansing.
No, Hophmi, Israel isn’t entirely responsible for the situation…. but they certainly do what they can to destabilize. They want (more of) Syria and Lebanon’s water, Gaza’s gas… etc.