It looks like Steve Satloff, above, the beheaded American, was an Israeli intelligence asset. Israeli intelligence loves assets who possess foreign passports.
Sotloff grew up in Miami, made aliyah in 2005 and studied foreign relations at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Sotloff's bio mirrors ambassador Michael Oren's bio.
Let’s compare Israeli ambassador Michae Oren's bio to Satloff's:
Mr. Oren was Israel's ambassador to the U.S. from 2009 to 2013. He holds the chair in international diplomacy at IDC Herzliya in Israel and is a fellow at the Atlantic Council. His books include "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East" and "Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present."
The intelligence of Israel is taught at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlia. It relies on its spies for accurate reports. Oren learned his diplomatic skills there and Sotloff was gaining his entry into the foreign affairs world at the IDC, when he was sent on a dangerous assignment into Iraq. His cover was the same hackneyed story as Oren's. Oren was a Kansas City Star reporter, while Sotloff was a freelance journalist "who cared about oppressed people," according to one publicized statement by a friend who mourned his loss.
Sotloff reportedly wrote articles for the Jerusalem Post which could have tipped ISIS off to Sotloff's true purpose.
Journalist Steven Sotloff secretly practiced his Judaism but hid it from his captors, according to a fellow kidnap victim who was among those freed. The ISIS posted a video Tuesday showing the execution of Sotloff, less than two weeks after it distributed a similar video of the beheading of journalist James Foley.
Sotloff’s execution was just the issue needed to try to push a war-weary America back to the front lines of the Middle East.