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  • Netanyahu, the bomb and the Memes

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 28, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Netanyahu's speech last night really blew our minds. Every single Israeli, even the ones who have no respect for him as Prime Minister, agreed that this speech was on the verge of breathtaking. But turns out, once again, the joke's on us.

     

    After wowing the audience with facts...

  • At U.N., Netanyahu tries to portray Iran as ticking time bomb

    September 28, 2012 | 9:37 am

    For Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s all about advancing the view that a nuclear Iran is not simply a theoretical threat, but a ticking time bomb.

    It’s why he’s pressing President Obama to establish explicit red lines when it comes to Iran’s nuclear progress. It’s why he came to the U.N....

  • Israeli airstrikes kill 2 Palestinian terrorists

    September 20, 2012 | 9:18 am

    Two Palestinian terror operatives were killed when Israeli airstrikes hit their car in southern Gaza.

    According to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces, one of the operatives, Anis Abu Mahmoud el-Anin, was in the final stages of preparing to carry out a terror attack...

  • Families of Burgas victims attend memorial ceremony, visit attack site

    August 28, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    The families of the Israelis killed in a terror attack at the airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, attended a ceremony for the victims.

    The memorial was held Tuesday at the Great Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The families of the five victims of the July 18 attack visited the...

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  • Israeli planes bomb Gaza weapons sites

    August 28, 2012 | 10:09 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed a weapons manufacturing site and a weapons storage facility in the northern Gaza Strip.

    The early Tuesday morning strikes were in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

    Three Kassam rockets...

  • Lebanon breaks with past in Syrian bomb probe

    August 17, 2012 | 10:18 am

    A plot hatched by Damascus and allegedly aimed at igniting a Lebanese civil war through a series of bomb attacks has come as little surprise in a nation where blame for political violence has often been laid at Syria’s door.

    The shock is that the Lebanese authorities have indicted...

  • Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops

    August 16, 2012 | 4:40 pm

    The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar Assad’s government, according to U.S. and diplomatic...

  • Peres says Israel can’t go it alone in Iran, trusts Obama

    August 16, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday came out against any go-it-alone Israeli attack on Iran, saying he trusted U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons.

    His comments appeared to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

  • Bulgarian police release photo of bomb attack accomplice

    August 16, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Bulgarian police released a computer-generated image and a fake driver’s license photo of a man believed to be an accomplice in the bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Burgas that killed six.

    The fake Michigan driver’s license is registered to Jacques Philippe Martin, but...

  • Israel hasn’t decided on Iran strike, Pentagon says

    August 14, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    The United States does not believe Israel has made a decision on whether to attack Iran over its nuclear program, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Tuesday, following sharp rhetoric from Israeli officials that has put financial markets on edge.

    Panetta, who visited Israel...

  • U.S.: Iran still not on ‘verge’ of weapon

    August 10, 2012 | 11:07 am

    The U.S. assessment remains that Iran is not on the verge of achieving a nuclear weapon, a U.S. official said, apparently pushing back against claims to the contrary by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

    “We believe that there is time and space to continue to pursue a diplomatic...

  • Egypt’s first Sinai air strike since ‘73 war kills 20 terrorists

    August 8, 2012 | 10:12 am

    Egyptian troops have launched the largest operation in the Sinai desert peninsula since the 1972 war with Israel, killing at least 20 terrorists believed to be responsible for Sunday’s attack on an Egyptian border post that left 16 soldiers dead. Six of the attackers died when they...

  • White House agrees with Netanyahu on sanctions, calls for patience

    August 2, 2012 | 9:10 am

    White House officials agreed with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s assessment that sanctions have not set back Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program, but counseled patience.

    “We completely agree with the prime minister’s assessment that Iran has failed to make that...

  • Suicide bomber behind Bulgaria bus attack had help, Bulgarian prime minister says

    July 24, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    A suicide bomber who killed five Israeli tourists when he blew up a bus in Bulgaria last week was backed up by an organized group who helped him plan and carry out the attack, Boiko Borisov, the Bulgarian prime minister, said on Tuesday.

    Borisov said police had not yet identified...

  • Hezbollah: Uncertain future, but still dangerous

    July 23, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    Hezbollah may have hurt Israel with last week’s bus bombing in Bulgaria, but the Lebanese terrorist faction faces an uncertain future as one of its main sponsors—Syria’s Assad regime—faces a serious revolt and weakening support from once Arab allies, according to analysts.

    ...
  • Jewish organizations raising funds to help victims of the attack in Bulgaria

    By Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2012 | 5:39 pm

    Jewish organizations are reaching out to help the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack by a suicide bomber in Bulgaria, which killed five Israeli tourists and a bus driver and wounded more than 30 others. To help, the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for...

  • Strangers to hate crimes, Bulgarian Jews reeling from Burgas bombing

    July 19, 2012 | 4:03 pm

    Until this week, leaders of Bulgaria’s small, generally placid Jewish community said felt untouched by hate crimes or terrorism.

    But after Wednesday’s apparent suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Black Sea city of Borgas, Jews in the country are speaking of...

  • Israel names five victims of Bulgaria terror attack

    July 19, 2012 | 3:23 pm

    The names of the five Israelis killed in a suicide bombing in Bulgaria were released Thursday, after Israeli authorities had confirmed their identification and informed the families.

    The names of those killed are Maor Harush, 24, and Elior Price, 25, from Acre; Itzik Kolangi, 28,...

  • PRESS RELEASE: Jewish Federations, Jewish Agency to Provide Financial Assistance to Burgas Victims

    July 19, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    For Immediate Release:
    Contact Josh Berkman, Jewish Agency
    212-339-6068/joshuabe@jafi.org

    Jewish Federations, Jewish Agency to Provide Financial Assistance to Burgas Victims

    New York, NY; July 19, 2012—The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Fund for the Victims of Terror will provide...

  • Deadly Bulgaria attack survivors recall chaos, tragedy

    July 19, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Vered Kuza was standing with her daughter, Amit, on an airport shuttle bus at Sarafovo International Airport in Burgas, Bulgaria, when she suddenly heard a blast.

    “It’s an attack!” Kuza, 54, shouted at Amit, 26. “We need to get out of here!”

    She pushed her daughter...

  • Planes with wounded return to Israel; Peres: ‘Israel will act against terror’

    July 19, 2012 | 9:36 am

    President Shimon Peres said in response to the deadly attack in Bulgaria that Israel will “locate and act against terror all over the world,” as the wounded and dead arrived in Israel.

    Two planes carrying Israelis wounded from Wednesday evening’s attack were landed in Israel at...

  • Netanyahu on deadly Bulgaria bombing: ‘All signs point to Iran’

    July 18, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    A Black Sea coast town in Bulgaria became the scene of carnage when a bus carrying Israeli tourists exploded, killing at least five people and injuring at least 33. Nine people reportedly were missing.

    The explosion Wednesday at Sarafovo International Airport in Burgas hit one of...

  • Bomb kills powerful Assad kin; battle in Damascus

    July 18, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    A bomber killed three of Bashar Assad’s top military officials on Wednesday - including his powerful brother-in-law - in a devastating blow to the Syrian leader’s inner circle as rebels closed in vowing to “liberate” the capital.

    Slain brother-in-law Assef Shawkat was one of the...

  • Bulgaria blast: Fresh updates from Shmuel Rosner’s Twitter feed

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 18, 2012 | 12:22 pm

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    Follow Shmuel Rosner on Twitter: @rosnersdomain

  • WITNESS ACCOUNT: ‘We think that (it was a suicide bomber)’

    July 18, 2012 | 10:59 am

    A suicide bomber probably caused an explosion on a bus at Bulgaria’s Burgas airport which killed three people, an Israeli woman who was on the bus said.

    “We think that (it was a suicide bomber),” witness Aviva Malka told Israeli Army Radio in answer to a question in a telephone interview from the scene.

    “We sat down and within a few seconds we heard a huge boom and we ran away. We managed to escape through a hole on the bus. We saw bodies and many people injured,” she said.

    Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Louise Ireland

  • At least 7 Israelis reported killed, dozens injured in Bulgarian terror attack

    By JewishJournal

    July 18, 2012 | 10:20 am

    Follow live tweets from Shmuel Rosner. Follow Rosner’s Domain: @rosnersdomain

    [11:35 a.m., Haaretz] According to Bulgaria’s interior minister, five people were killed in the attack and 33 were wounded, 3 of whom are in critical condition.

    “We are currently preparing a list with...

  • Khamenei dismisses sanctions, says Iran stronger than ever

    July 11, 2012 | 8:41 am

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday dismissed harsher sanctions imposed on Iran this month over its disputed nuclear activity, saying the country was “100 times stronger” than before.

    A European Union embargo on Iranian crude oil took full effect on July 1 - a...

  • Iran says test-fires missiles over threats of attack

    July 3, 2012 | 8:52 am

    Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel as a response to threats of attack, the latest move in a war of nerves with the West.

    Israel says it could attack Iran if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to its disputed nuclear energy...

  • Manchester couple accused of targeting Jews

    June 22, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A Muslim couple in Manchester, England, allegedly purchased items for homemade bombs to be used against Jewish targets, a court in that city was told.

    “It was jihad at home,” prosecutor Bobbie Cheema told the Manchester crown court on Thursday, according to the Guardian....

  • Israel says clock ticking after Iran talks fail

    June 21, 2012 | 8:56 am

    Israel has responded to the failure of the latest nuclear talks between world powers and Iran with a familiar refrain: sanctions must be ramped up while the clock ticks down toward possible military action.

    With diplomacy at an impasse, there is satisfaction among Israeli leaders at...

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