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  • European Jewry battered by soaring anti-Semitism

    June 2, 2014 | 10:38 am

    The arrest on May 30 by French Police of Mehdi Nemmouche in connection with the murder of three people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels did not calm anyone’s fears. Far from it: Nemmouche is a French-born Islamist who fought with al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels in Syria before allegedly...

  • Al-Qaeda cell arrested in plot to attack U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

    January 22, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    An al-Qaeda cell suspected of planning several terror attacks in Israel, including on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, was arrested.

    A gag order on the three arrests made several weeks ago by Israel’s Shin Bet security service was lifted Wednesday by the Jerusalem Magistrate Court.

    ...
  • Between past and future: Israel, Africa and the Apartheid Canard

    October 10, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    Israelis were not surprised by the terrorist attack by last month’s Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, killing 67 people. They had been on alert against such dangers since two attacks on Israeli targets in Mombasa in 2002. Indeed, there were reports that Israeli...

  • Syria lost

    By Rob Eshman

    September 10, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    You know you live in a whacked world when you wake up one morning and read Nicholas Kristof wants war, AIPAC is throwing its full weight behind President Barack Obama, a man many of its delegates reviled a few years back, and that in a desperate search for answers, the media...

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  • Daniel Pearl Fellows: Reshaping hate

    By Rob Eshman

    August 28, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    On the evening of Aug. 22, I had a public conversation with three Muslim journalists, two from Pakistan and one from Bangladesh, at the Los Angeles Press Club. All three were in the United States as Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellows, a program to introduce Muslim journalists to...

  • ‘Zero Dark’ writer faces the controversy

    By Pat Sierchio

    February 19, 2013 | 11:32 am

    The time: 2003. The place: Black Site — Undisclosed Location. A battered man strung up by his wrists is being questioned by an interrogator. When he refuses to answer, he is forced to the ground and held down by three men wearing ski masks. A black towel is wrapped around his face,...

  • U.S. National Intelligence Council predicts ‘incremental’ Palestine

    December 12, 2012 | 9:23 am

    A Palestinian state will emerge by 2030, not through negotiations but incrementally, according to a group of intelligence advisers to President Obama.

    The office of the director of national intelligence this week published the annual "Global Trends" report compiled by the...

  • Foreign policy: In favor of Obama

    October 17, 2012 | 11:59 am

    [Related: In favor of Romney]

    In debates over which candidate, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, most supports Israel, many have made the case, including in the Journal, that the president’s staunchly pro-Israel policies speak for themselves. This debate must also include a broader...

  • May 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 11, 2012 | 1:24 am

    The King is Dead; Long Live the King

    Shimon Stein of the Institute for National Security Studies examines how the election ‎of a socialist president will impact on France’s relations with Israel. ‎

    An examination of the president-elect’s statements and platform show that any...

  • Israel kills al-Qaida-linked chief in Gaza strike

    December 30, 2011 | 11:50 am

    Israel killed the leader of an al Qaeda-inspired faction in the Gaza Strip on Friday, accusing him of involvement in firing rockets and a planned attack on the Jewish state from the neighboring Egyptian Sinai.

    The deadly air strike was Israel’s second against a Salafi Islamist...

  • Rocket attack on Israel fails

    December 12, 2011 | 10:41 am

    A group linked to al-Qaida botched an attempt to fire a rocket into Israel from Lebanon.

    A Katyusha launched from southern Lebanon fell short Monday, wounding a woman in the village of Hula, just over the border from Israel, according to Israel’s Army Radio, which cited Lebanese...

  • Al-Qaeda claims kidnapping of U.S. aid worker

    December 5, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    The leader of al-Qaeda took credit for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan.

    In a video posted on militant Web sites, Ayman al-Zawahiri claimed responsibility for the Aug. 19 capture of Warren Weinstein from his home in the Pakistani city of Lahore....

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Al-Qaeda to Syrian protesters: Israel’s next

    July 28, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Al-Qaeda urged Syrian rebels to save some of their anger for Israel and the United States.

    Ayman al-Zawahri, the successor to the slain leader Osama bin Laden, in a video posting Wednesday denounced Syrian President Bashar Assad as “America’s partner in the war on Islam in the name...

  • Netanyahu: Israel won’t negotiate with Palestinian version of al-Qaida

    May 4, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    Israel will not negotiate with a “Palestinian version of Al-Qaida”, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday.

    The Israeli premier plans to impart the same message to French President Nicolas Sarkozy during their meeting on Thursday, in...

  • Al-Qaida cells active in Brazil, magazine says

    April 4, 2011 | 12:19 pm

    The terrorist organization al-Qaida is active in Brazil, including planning attacks and recruiting followers, a Brazilian magazine reported.

    The revelation published over the weekend in Veja is causing serious concern in Brazil and Argentina.

    “We have high concern about...

  • We remember 9/11

    By The Web Guy

    September 11, 2008 | 4:43 am

    At our regular Wednesday morning editorial meeting, I asked my colleagues to e-mail me any thoughts they'd like to share on today's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    Here's what they sent:



    Just days into the start of my senior year, I sat in my fourth period Spanish class when I...
  • Ed Koch backs Obama, says Sarah Palin is ‘scary’

    September 9, 2008 | 2:25 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Back in June,  Ed Koch was holding out on whether to endorse Barack Obama. Now the former Big Apple mayor—a Democrat who has endorsed Republicans, including President Bush in 2004—is on board (see full endorsement below).

    What changed? Apparently, according to...

  • Iran is bombastic but Pakistan has the bomb

    September 3, 2008 | 9:21 pm

    If you think Iran is scary, just consider what would happen if Islamic extremists took over Pakistan.

    It's a very real possibility in that increasingly worrisome country that helped spawn the Taliban and which Foreign Policy magazine has called "the country most likely to...

  • Jews recall Musharraf ties and wonder what comes next

    August 21, 2008 | 12:35 am

    With control of the world's only nuclear-armed Muslim state up in the air, many Jewish and Israeli observers are watching the political turmoil in Pakistan with unease.

    Pervez Musharraf, who resigned as Pakistan's president on Monday, might not have been a great friend of the Jewish...

  • With Pakistan in turmoil, Israel keeps eye on nukes

    By Leslie Susser

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    With the pro-U.S. regime of Pervez Musharraf in crisis following the Pakistani president's move to suspend his country's constitution and scuttle planned parliamentary elections, Israel is watching the developments with great concern.

    The turmoil in Pakistan presents Israel with...

  • Top Ten Ways to tell if Al-Qaeda has vandalized this Web site

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 2, 2007 | 3:28 pm

    Debka.com, an Israeli site that tracks intelligence news, claims the cowardly pigs of Al-Qaeda are about to launch a cyber jihad:

    On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda’s [sic] electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites. On Day...

  • Israeli Institute tracks tricks and trends in terrorism

    By Tom Tugend

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Every profession has its little inside joke, and terrorist hunting is no exception.

    As Boaz Ganor tells it, a lady approached him at an airport and confessed that she was terrified that somebody might have planted a bomb on her upcoming flight.

    "Here's what you do," counseled...
  • The Top 10 Reasons Why Today Is Different

    By Michael Berenbaum

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The top 10 reasons why the vulnerability of the 1930s cannot be compared with contemporary Jewish vulnerability:

    10. Hitler ruled most of Europe; Arafat can't move beyond the rubble of his compound.

    9. In the 1930s, Jews were without adequate power to defend themselves. Those with...

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