ISIS looters of Jonah's tomb in Nineveh inadvertently made a whale of a discovery. Now that the terror group has been driven from the site, archaeologists in Iraq are confirming discovery of a palace that a notorious enemy of ancient Israel called his home.
This morning another rocket was fired into Israel. It is the eighth missile shot at the Jewish State in thirty days. While collective damage has been negligible, the uptick signals a resurgence of hostilities, mostly by ISIS in the Sinai and its allies in Gaza.
ISIS is not only to Israel's north, in Syria, and east, in Iraq; it is also just across the border to the south. In fact, the terror group has taken over a large swath of the Sinai peninsula. From its stronghold there, it launched four rockets into Israel last night. But this is not the only military activity that occurred during the evening. There were two more.
In an announcement that Jerusalem did not expect, Russia has signaled its intent to provide high-tech weapons to the armed forces of Syria. The problem is that Damascus remains the puppet of Iran and a sibling puppet with Lebanon's "Party of Allah." Their visceral commitment to Israel's destruction is at least as strong as their desire to defeat ISIS. Accordingly, Jerusalem wonders: will these high-tech weapons be added to Hezbollah's vast arsenal for use against the Jewish state?
Not only to Israel's north and east, but also to its south, ISIS is anything but defeated. In fact, in the Sinai Peninsula, it is taking over large swaths of territory - just across Israel's border. It is also winning converts inside Israel. The entrenchment and advances of Islamic State have a direct bearing on yesterday's vehicular terror attack in Jerusalem.