Syria wants peace with Israel and repeatedly says so. Israel plans for war, repeatedly says that a war is probable in the near future, and openly discusses how to scare the Syrians sufficiently to stop them targeting civilian targets when Israel does attack. Its hard to believe that this is actually happening and even harder to swallow. Why dosn't Israel go the whole hog and openly threaten to nuke the syrian capital if Syria kills a single Israeli civilian when Israel attacks? Maybe this would make Israel's ploy of always being the victim look a little thin.
Australian Islamic State recruiter killed in U.S. airstrike in Iraq (Reuters)
from the article: Leaving the home front out of range