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, and the interrogator pours water from a pitcher over the towel while shouting questions at his prisoner: “Who is in the Saudi group? What’s the target? When is the last time you saw bin Laden?”
A Palestinian state will emerge by 2030, not through negotiations but incrementally, according to a group of intelligence advisers to President Obama.
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 point: Israel needs more than America’s military, economic and political support. It needs a United States engaged in global diplomacy, with high standing worldwide, capable of advancing our shared objectives.
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.
A group linked to al-Qaida botched an attempt to fire a rocket into Israel from Lebanon.
The leader of al-Qaida took credit for the kidnapping of a 70-year-old American aid worker in Pakistan.
Al-Qaeda urged Syrian rebels to save some of their anger for Israel and the United States.
Israel will not negotiate with a "Palestinian version of Al-Qaida", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday.
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.
He said he was alarmed by the report that she’d triggered a conflict with the local librarian in Wasilla, Alaska by inquiring about the possibility of banning books. “Any time someone goes to the library and says, ‘I want to ban books,’ and the librarian says ‘no,’ and she threatens to fire them — that’s scary,” he said.
If you think Iran is scary, just consider what would happen if Islamic extremists took over Pakistan.
In 2005, Musharraf addressed a Jewish gathering in New York, where he said Pakistan would establish ties with Israel after the Palestinians have a state. During that same visit, Musharraf shook hands with then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at the U.N. General Assembly. Musharraf also is rumored to have exchanged letters of friendship with Israeli President Shimon Peres.
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.
"Here's what you do," counseled Ganor, executive director of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT) in Herzliya. "Take aboard some explosives, because there's hardly any chance of two bombs being on the same plane." This was about the first and last light moment at the seminar hosted here recently at the Israeli consulate, with the weighty title, "Combating International Terrorism: Current and Future Trends and Domestic Implications."
The top 10 reasons why the vulnerability of the 1930s cannot be compared with contemporary Jewish vulnerability: