PSALM 83 WATCH - Iran's push into Syria means another war between Hezbollah and Israel is all but inevitable Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah finally delivered his long-postponed speech on Friday, after his group claimed responsibility for the attack against an Israeli patrol in the Shebaa area two days earlier. Once again, Nasrallah brought Lebanon to the brink of disaster. While the country escaped ruin this time, Iran and Hezbollah’s determination to activate the Golan front — the essential takeaway from Nasrallah’s speech — makes a major conflagration all but inevitable. Israel cannot accept a new front with Hezbollah’s preferred rules of engagement in the Golan, which means that its measured response this time is unlikely to be tenable down the road. Hezbollah’s gamble in Shebaa was arguably a calculated risk. The group banked on Israel accepting the attack as a limited response, thereby refraining from further escalation. In addition, the Iranians and Hezbollah would not have failed to notice the US position following their first reprisal against Israel, firing rockets from the Golan on Tuesday, which caused no deaths. Tehran and its Lebanese asset likely read Washington’s position discouraging escalation following that attack as a clear sign that the US would not support a massive Israeli response that would risk war. Likewise, Israel’s response to the Golan attack Tuesday night, which hit Assad regime posts in the area, may have been read by Hezbollah as a sign that Israel might keep its response limited. That, needless to say, was Hezbollah’s primary concern. And so, once Israel began responding to Wednesday’s attack, which killed two of its soldiers, Hezbollah quickly sent a message to the Israelis via UNIFIL informing them that it wasn’t interested in further escalation. More