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  • Israel stays out of ISIS fight, despite beheading of Israeli citizen Sotloff

    International Business Times - 09/03/2014

    Max Abrahms, an expert in terrorism studies at Northeastern University, said Israel is following the lead of other Western powers when it comes to intervening in Syria. Like the U.S. administration, it has avoided intervention because it is trying to avoid propping up the Assad regime.

    “They are struggling with the reality that the Sunni threat might be more dangerous than the Shia threat which for so many years they regarded as primary,” Abrahms said. “It shows confusion and highlights the complexity of the situation. Israel doesn’t know with whom to side.”

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