(fm the BC thread "The No-Fire Zone")
Israel has to few submarines. They need at least two in or near the Persian Gulf and at least two in the Mediterranean. The five Dolphin class boats that they have are simply not enough for the demands that they face. Their doctrine on the IDF Navy website gives them the following tasks;
The unit's roles are: enemy's vessels destruction, control at port entries, secret espionage missions and assistance to other forces participating in battle.Let us assume that they have already communicated to Putin that in the event that they strike Iran if there is any sign of Russian interference the new Russian base in Syria will be destroyed and any Russian ships between Malta and the Dardanelles will be sunk.