Since ISIS announced itself on the turbulent stage of the Middle East, in a most horrid and gruesome manner, Israel and the jihadist organization tread very carefully with one another. October last year was the first time the organization released a YouTube video threatening the Jewish state with annihilation. However, Israeli decision makers see ISIS neither as a high risk nor an immediate threat.
As long as ISIS is bogged down in Syria and Iraq, Israel is bound to be less of a priorityYossi Mekelberg
Choosing the enemy
Israel is concerned with having Iranian Revolutionary Guard close to its border and the potential of Hezbollah growing in strengthYossi Mekelberg