Israeli Intelligence Cooperation with Egypt, Jordan at “Unprecedented” Level


IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan this week thatĀ Israel has seen an “unprecedented level of cooperation” regarding intelligence with Egypt and Jordan in the fight against Islamic State.

“There is a strong feeling in the region…that we have to put aside past animosities and concentrate on mutual interests and working together” to deal with the jihadist threat, he said.

Egypt and Jordan are the only Arab countries that have signed peace treaties with Israel.
Golan also spoke of the threat Israel says Iran poses in the region, saying it is determinedĀ to spread its influence throughout the Middle East. “Look at their involvement in Iraq, their involvement in Syria, in Lebanon, in Yemen, in Sudan and other places. Just unbelievable. You can find Iran today everywhere.”

David Steger – Israel