Is there a reason President Obama refers to the Islamic terrorist organization responsible for chaos in Syria and Iraq as ISIL and not ISIS? Glenn Beck says it’s a snub to Israel. ISIS is the northern region of Syria and Iraq, Beck says. “ISIL, adding the ‘L’ the Levant, means it’s all the way into Egypt and it takes all the Palestinian homeland into account. No Israel.” Beck elaborates to his staff of The Blaze.com in a recent morning briefing.