Israel is facing a major dilemma with regard to the conflict in Syria. On one hand is the old foe in Assad who is hinged to the Iran Hezbollah nexus. The alternative is ISIS which is a sworn enemy, by virtue of its ideological leanings and radical Islamism. The secular opposition is fronted alongside groups which have on relationship or interest in recognising the country and may even turn out to be arch enemies especially in relation to the politics of Gaza. Israel has no leverage with regard to Syria and despite its vaunted military, it has been reduced to a spectator to deal with any outcome the conflagration yields.