Al-Qaeda has managed to recover from the wave of U.S. assassinations of its senior leaders, including Osama bin Laden, and begun to reestablish itself throughout the Middle East, while concentrating most of its power and efforts in the Syrian civil war.

The organization’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, considers the Syria-Israel border in the Golan Heights a staging ground for Jihadist activity against Israeli targets – activity that is expected to increase if Al-Qaeda and groups affiliated with it manage to win their struggle against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

These are the conclusions of two Israeli researchers, who have for years specialized in researching international Jihadist organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda. […]