The map of Syria below is to be found in From The Illustrated Atlas, and Modern History of the World, Geographical, Political, Commercial, and Statistical: Index Gazeteer of the World. London: John Tallis and Co., published in 1851.
It illustrates why Israel is having problems with the latest Syrian dictator.
You see, Assad believes in the Great Syria ideology. And Israel has no place in that grand design.
Try reading this book for further explanations.