Islamist Militants on Israel’s Doorstep: The War Next Door (Full Length)

Subscribe to VICE News here: In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released. But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s. VICE News travels to Israel’s “quiet border” in the Golan Heights, where members of al Nusra Front are now a visible threat. Read “Islamic State Fighters Capture Jordanian Pilot After Downing Coalition Warplane in Syria” – Read “The Syrian Regime Will Now Allow Desperately Needed Aid Into Rebel-Held Regions” – Read “Video Shows Israeli Drone Reportedly Downed in Syria” – Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – Watch “A Fugitive and his Family: Escape to the Islamic State” – Check out the VICE News beta for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram:

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