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  • Student cartoon contest commemorates Charlie Hebdo

    By Uri Dromi

    January 7, 2016 | 5:07 pm

    Last May, the Jerusalem Press Club (JPC) held an international conference on freedom of the press. Some 50 journalists and activists came here from all around the world to discuss the threats against journalists and the assaults on media freedom. The testimonials of participants...

  • Israeli forces kill two Palestinian assailants

    December 26, 2015 | 2:23 pm

    Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank, as 12 weeks of heightened violence showed no sign of abating.

    Since the start of October, Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at...

  • Nicholas Thalasinos, a ‘Messianic Jew,’ among 14 murdered in San Bernardino terror attack

    By Jared Sichel

    December 3, 2015 | 4:27 pm

    This story is being continuously updated. Latest update: Friday, Dec. 6, 10:30 p.m. (PT)

    Among the fatalities in the deadly terrorist attack on the social services center in San Bernardino Wednesday that left 14 people dead and 21 wounded is Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, a "Messianic...

  • Blast at market in northeastern Nigeria’s Yola kills 32

    November 17, 2015 | 2:14 pm

    A blast struck a market in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola on Tuesday evening, killing 32 people and wounding 80 others, both the Red Cross and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said. 

    The explosion occurred at a fruit and vegetable market beside a main road in...

  • World shows solidarity, tightens security after Paris attacks

    November 14, 2015 | 10:55 am

    World leaders responded to deadly attacks in Paris with defiant pledges of solidarity and Europe tightened security after Islamic State said it was behind an assault by gunmen and bombers that left 127 dead in the French capital.

    From Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin and across...

  • At least 140 killed in Paris attacks

    November 13, 2015 | 1:22 pm


    Gunmen and bombers attacked busy restaurants, bars and a concert hall at locations around Paris on Friday, killing dozens of people in what a shaken President Francois Hollande described as an unprecedented...

  • Two suicide bombers hit Hezbollah bastion in Lebanon, 43 killed

    November 12, 2015 | 1:33 pm

    At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State in a crowded residential district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah.

    The explosions were the first attacks in...

  • Palestinians attack Israeli soldiers, civilians with knives – one killed

    November 2, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Three Palestinians attacked Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and civilians in the Tel Aviv suburbs with knives on Monday and one of them was shot dead,Israeli authorities said. 

    Now in its second month, the worst spate of violence since the 2014 Gaza war has been caused by...

  • Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

    October 30, 2015 | 10:20 am

    Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site. 

    Four people, including another Palestinian assailant,...

  • In West Bank stabbing attacks, 1 woman injured and assailant killed

    October 28, 2015 | 2:33 pm

    An Israeli woman was stabbed in the back in the West Bank shortly after a Palestinian man who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier in Hebron was shot and killed.

    The woman was moderately wounded in the Wednesday afternoon attack outside the Rami Levy supermarket at the Gush...

  • Eat 4 the Sake of Jerusalem — Crowdfunding to help Israeli businesses in face of terror campaign

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 22, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    Our brothers and sisters in Israel, and especially Jerusalem, are in the midst of a vicious wave of terror attacks — and for people living in the Diaspora it is hard to know how to help. What you need to do now is order a Pizza in Jerusalem.

    But who is going to eat it?


  • Soldier and Eritrean migrant killed, 11 people wounded in Beersheba attack

    October 19, 2015 | 8:44 am

    An Israeli soldier and Eritrean migrant were killed and at least 11 people were wounded in a shooting and stabbing terror attack at the Central Bus Station in Beersheba.

    Police said the Palestinian assailant stabbed a soldier and grabbed his M-16 rifle, then opened fire on the...

  • Viral video puts Israelis and Palestinians at sharp odds

    October 15, 2015 | 9:47 am

    To Palestinians, the video shows a 13-year-old boy being left to die in the street as Israelis shout abuse at him. To Israelis, it shows a teenage knife attacker bleeding as police keep angry locals back and wait for an ambulance.

    The two minutes of amateur footage has become one...

  • Israel on edge following weeks of violence

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 14, 2015 | 4:52 pm

    Monday was a difficult day. At 8:58 a.m., at the Lion’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, a knife-wielding Palestinian attacker was stopped and killed. At 2:17 p.m., a female attacker stabbed a policeman and was shot. Shortly after 3 p.m., demonstrations turned to confrontations...

  • Israel says Facebook, YouTube videos encouraging Palestinian attacks

    October 8, 2015 | 9:50 am

    Israel said on Thursday it had asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week.

    Four Israelis have been killed in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past week, and two Palestinians have been shot...

  • Hushed Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation continues

    August 5, 2015 | 4:44 pm

    In the aftermath of back-to-back terrorist attacks – one perpetrated by Jewish terrorists against a Palestinian family, killing an 18-month toddler; and one carried out by a Palestinian terrorist on a mother of three young children – Israeli and Palestinian security officials are...

  • Suspect confesses in French factory attack

    June 29, 2015 | 12:09 pm

    The suspect accused of decapitating his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France has confessed, according to French news reports.

    Yassin Salhi, 35, gave details about Friday’s attack and said he had a dispute with his boss at the U.S.-owned Herve Cornara factory near...

  • Al Shabaab kills at least 147 at Kenyan university; siege ends

    April 2, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.

    The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group's gunmen shot their...

  • What Pakistan wants: its people or terrorists

    December 19, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    Museum of death

    Rows and rows of men stood in straight lines, hands folded in front of their chests, offering a Namaz-e-Janaza (prayer before burial) on Wednesday.  Some held their chests tighter as if to push back something that wanted to burst out; a howl, or a murmur or an...

  • 12-year-old survivor: 'I witnessed the Peshawar massacre'

    December 17, 2014 | 10:38 am

    This is the testimony of 12-year-old Ali, survivor of the Peshawar massacre, as recorded by journalist Kiran Nazish. This transcription has been edited for clarity.

    In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Salam, my name is Ali. I am twelve years old. 

    We were...

  • Jewish man beaten at Brooklyn train station in apparent anti-Semitic attack

    November 18, 2014 | 3:25 pm

    Three assailants beat an identifiably Jewish man while shouting anti-Semitic epithets at a Brooklyn train station.

    A bystander who intervened in the attack on Monday in the Williamsburg neighborhood also was attacked, the New York Daily News reported, citing the website...

  • Palestinians in West Bank show support for attacks against Jews

    November 18, 2014 | 9:13 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Responding to Tuesday’s attack in a Jerusalem synagogue that took the lives of four Jews during morning prayers, some Palestinians in the West Bank say they believe it to be a “natural response” to recent events and the fault of...

  • Palestinian man kills one in Jerusalem car attack

    November 5, 2014 | 9:12 am

    A Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians in central Jerusalem on Wednesday in the second attack of its kind in two weeks, killing one person and fuelling concerns of another Palestinian uprising.

    The driver, who was shot dead by police, was identified by an Israeli security...

  • Belfast synagogue vandalized on back-to-back days

    July 21, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    A window was smashed on successive days at a synagogue in Belfast, Ireland.

    The vandalism at the Belfast Hebrew Congregation took place on Friday night and the following day, the BBC reported. In the latter incident, the replacement window was shattered.

    Police are treating the...

  • Sinai-based militants claim responsibility for bus blast in Egypt; Israel prepared to treat victims

    February 18, 2014 | 9:53 am

    The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said on Tuesday the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai that killed two South Koreans and the Egyptian driver on Sunday was a suicide attack carried out by one of its fighters, and threatened more strikes against economic...

  • Nasrallah warns Israel that Hezbollah will avenge commander’s killing

    December 20, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed to avenge Israel for the killing of a senior Hezbollah commander in Beirut earlier this month.

    Hassan Laqqis, who fought in Syria's civil war for the Lebanese Shi'ite militia, was shot dead outside his home on December 4.

  • The forgotten refugees of Ghouta, Syria

    By Simone Wilson

    December 12, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    The most infamous attack over two-and-a-half years of civil war in Syria – a silent sarin gassing in the city of Ghouta that killed more than 1,500 and sent allied countries to the brink of world war – came in the middle of the night.

    When I woke up, I found that everyone in my...

  • Fire at Palestinians’ home seen as bid to avenge Israeli soldier’s murder

    November 14, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Five Palestinians were treated for smoke inhalation after their home was set ablaze in a “price tag” attack believed to be in revenge for an Israeli soldier’s murder.

    “Regards from Eden, Revenge” was spray-painted on the house, which is located in a Palestinian village northeast...

  • Palestinian killed after firing on Israelis at bus stop

    November 7, 2013 | 2:38 pm

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man who opened fire at a West Bank bus stop.

    The attack occurred Thursday evening at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank. Israeli media identified the weapon as a homemade gun and as a flare gun.

    It is not known if he was...

  • Report: Israel attacked two targets in Syria

    October 31, 2013 | 3:44 pm

    Israel attacked two targets in Syria, the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network reported.

    The attacks in Latakia and Damascus on Wednesday night targeted SA-8 portable missiles that were to be transferred to Hezbollah in northern Lebanon, according to the report published Thursday...

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