The “Jerusalem Post” is reporting that Israel is providing the U.S. with satellite images of Islamic State positions, as well as intelligence information on individuals with western passports who have joined the terrorist organization. However any Hebrew on the documents Israel’s providing has to be scratched out because the Arab states will get upset.
Israeli spy satellites over Iraq are able to detect frequencies and angles that U.S. satellites cannot are helping the US flesh out its knowledge base, said a western diplomat who added that Israel helps the pentagon “fill out its information and get better battle-damage assessments” after American airstrikes on Islamic State targets.
Israel had also shared information gleaned from international travel databases about Western citizens suspected of joining the insurgents, who could be potential recruits for future attacks in their native countries.
“The Israelis are very good with passenger data and with analyzing social media in Arabic to get a better idea of who these people are,” said the diplomat
But many of those Arab nations would rather lose than get information the hated Zionists so the
Israeli-supplied intelligence would reach the US partner “with the
Hebrew and other markings scrubbed out” to avoid raising hackles among
Arabs, Turks and perhaps even the Iranian forces who also view Islamic
State as a foe.