Lessons From Al-Qaida: What Israel Can Learn From the Kenya Terror Attack

Global jihad organizations, some of which have bases on Israel's northern and southern borders, aim not to take hostages and make demands but to carry out horrific showcase attacks like the assault on the Westgate Mall.

Israel would prefer to keep mum about the scope of the assistance that, according to foreign reports, it gave the Kenyan government last week during the terror attack in the Nairobi mall that killed at least 67 people. According to the reports, Israel sent a relatively large team to Kenya that included intelligence, negotiating, rescue and sabotage experts.