Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday ridiculed suggestions that Israel is aiding the jihadist outfit Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida and one of the organizations engaged in efforts to topple the Assad regime.
“There is no cooperation between Israel and Nusra Front,” Liberman told Army Radio. “There is no intention of [engaging in such cooperation]. It’s simply insane.”
Questions over Israel’s purported support for Syrian Islamists have been thrust into the public discourse in recent weeks in light of the distress visited upon the Druse in Syria.