Israel Now Key Hub of Anti-ISIS Operations

(Jewish Chronicle-UK) Orlando Radice - Advances by the Islamic State are pushing Egypt and Jordan to unprecedented levels of security cooperation with Israel. "A new strategic map is being created in this part of the Middle East," said Oded Eran, a former Israeli ambassador to Jordan and senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. "The common threat is making this cooperation essential to the security of all three countries." IDF Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Michael Herzog said: "Below the radar there is productive cooperation between Israel and key Arab countries, especially its neighbors Egypt and Jordan, focused on common security threats." Over the past two years there have been reports that Jordan has allowed Israeli drones into its airspace for surveillance flights over its borders with Syria and Iraq.

2015-07-31 00:00:00

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