IS video Declares War on Jews

My colleague, Rubin research fellow Aymenn Jawad al-Tamimi points out that the clip of the IS man speaking in fluent, Palestinian-accented Hebrew is part of a larger video put out by the Damascus ‘Wilaya’ (Province) of Islamic State. The whole video can be seen here. It is entitled ‘Smash the borders and slaughter the Jews.’ Aymenn considers it to be the genuine work of IS. As such, it represents something important, namely a clear statement by IS of its desire, against the background of the current campaign of violence, to join the fight on behalf of the Palestinian Arab Muslims and against the Jews, as it defines the enemy:

About jonathanspyer

Jonathan Spyer is a Middle East analyst, author and journalist specializing in the areas of Israel, Syria and broader issues of regional strategy. He is the director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and analysis (MECRA), a research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for strategy and Security (JISS) and a Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
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