It’s out in the open?Israeli general openly discusses the entente between Israel IS and Al-Nusra Front

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The threat to Israel from the Syrian border

23/04/2017 | by Nuriel, Nitzan (Brig. Gen. Res.)  

Until several years ago, the threat facing the State of Israel from the north was Syria from the Golan Heights and Hezbollah in Lebanon. In the face of these threats, Israel has developed an orderly combat doctrine over the years. Things changed with the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, and the reality that was created along the Golan Heights border was chaos and fighting between Syrian opposition forces, Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State, which all seek to gain control of the territory. Per to your assessment, what is the central threat facing the State of Israel today from this arena? And why? 

The outbreak of the civil war in Syria and the collapse of Assad’s army created a vacuum in the Syrian Golan Heights into which jihadist organizations entered, some…

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