Dr. Jacques Neriah is the former Deputy Head for Assessment of Israel's Military Intelligence. In this video, he contends that Arab country crackdowns are creating recruits for ISIS.
One day after escalating violence with Gaza, Israel returned its gaze to its northern border. Mortar shells landed inside Israel on Monday. In response, Israel's Air Force took to the skies and struck back. Jerusalem says it will not tolerate any kind of fire into its territory.
Russia is putting pressure on Turkey to obtain access to its NATO airbase at Incirlik. Ostensibly, the reason is to better defeat ISIS in Syria. In fact, if it wins access, it is the diplomatic equivalent of a rude gesture to the United States, Europe and the West.
An affiliate of ISIS in Gaza claimed responsiblity for yesterdays rockets fired into Israel. Was it a message? Is Israel already at war with ISIS? It might be.
Hamas may be the duly elected government in Gaza. And it might not want a war with Israel right now. Regardless, it is a terrorist organization with an unwavering commitment to completely destroy the Jewish State.