Islamic State Fighters Are Moving Closer to Israel

(Jerusalem Post) Jonathan Spyer - Jihadists in Syria are continuing to advance in a southern and westerly direction towards Israel. A contest is under way in Deraa province in southern Syria between Islamic State and the rival jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra. Nusra's presence in Quneitra Province, immediately adjoining the Golan Heights, is the point at which Syrian jihadists currently come closest to Israel. Nusra is no less anti-Western and anti-Jewish than its Islamic State rivals. Yet its attentions are largely concentrated on the fight against the Assad regime.

2014-12-29 00:00:00

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