Idlib province, the only Syrian province that is entirely under rebel control, has been a major target of Russian and Syrian aerial strikes that caused hundreds of civilians casualties.
So far, five civilians have been killed in the fighting with 20 others wounded.
Former national security adviser Maj.-Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan analyzes the Syrian arena and lays out the immediate threats to Israel’s core interests.
How the Islamic State went from unruly subordinate to dominant rival.
Libyan chaos spillover blamed for much of Mali’s instability, says Israeli expert on Africa.
"I am confident that if we stay steady, keep our heads in thinking creatively, but also being strong and committed to our fundamental values, we are going to defeat Daesh."
If Israel had not existed, al-Qaida and the Islamic State would nevertheless have emerged and wreaked havoc in the region.
Ideas are the most powerful human force. And the idea of jihad that the Obama administration will not discuss is perhaps the most powerful idea in the world’s marketplace of ideas today.
Since 9/11, US foreign policy in Yemen has focused exclusively on eradicating the threat of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.