Israel becomes primary source for intel on ISIS

More countries are turning to Israel for help in the fight against the global surge of Islamic terror.


For the first time in several years, when Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office this week, it won’t be to push the two-state solution or to project calm over the Iran nuclear deal. There’s a different, bigger concern on American and Western minds: what to do about Da’esh, an Arabic acronym that stands for
al-Dula al-Islamia fi al-Araq wa-al-Sham,
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Levant (ISIS).


News reports this weekend suggest two disheartening things about the ability of the West to correctly appraise the capacity and the success of ISIS:

  1. US reports about the astonishing spread of ISIS in Iraq have been diminished or deleted, because they conflicted with the overall narrative of an independent Iraq that was ready to carry its…

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