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  • Bulgarian police identify accomplice in Burgas bombing

    January 3, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Bulgaria’s security services reportedly have discovered the identity of one of the perpetrators of the July bombing in Burgas that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian.

    The Bulgarian news agency Novinite reported Thursday that the discovery was the first time Bulgarian...

  • Hamas leader calls for third intifada

    December 26, 2012 | 9:36 am

    A senior Hamas leader called for a third intifada, including suicide bus bombings in Israel.

    Hamas Jerusalem bureau chief Ahmed Halabiyeh on Tuesday called for new, violent action against Israel,  saying that ”we must renew the resistance to occupation in any possible way, above...

  • Christians’ letter was reasonable, worded sensitively

    October 24, 2012 | 9:37 am

    There has long been an unwritten covenant between the Jewish establishment and Christian leaders when it comes to interfaith dialogue: “We can talk about any religious issues we like, but criticism of Israel’s human rights violations is off limits.”

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve...

  • 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...

  • Report: Calls between Lebanon and Burgas increased before attack

    August 9, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Israel has evidence of many telephone calls between Lebanon and Burgas in the two months before the bombing that killed six people, The New York Times reported.

    The volume of calls intensified in the three days before the attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists, the newspaper...

  • A meditation on the Bulgaria and Colorado tragedies

    July 20, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    The month of Av has come upon us in a manner true to historical form. Mishenikhnas Av, m’ma’atin b’simha… When the month of Av begins, we are told, we are instructed to diminish our joy. Sadly, a week of violence and tragedy all over the world...

  • Lebanese forces prepared to repel Israeli attacks against Hezbollah

    July 20, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Lebanon’s army is prepared to defend the country following Israel’s claim that the Iran or its allies such as Hezbollah carried out the deadly terrorist bombing in Bulgaria.

    Wednesday’s explosion outside Sarafovo Airport in Burgas killed five Israeli tourists, a Bulgarian bus...

  • New York tightens security around Jewish venues

    July 20, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Up to 100 critical response vehicles have been deployed in New York Jewish neighborhoods and around synagogues following the terrorist bombing in Bulgaria targeting Israelis.

    There are no specific known threats against New York Jewish venues, security officials said.


  • Burgas bombing victims laid to rest

    July 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    The five Israelis killed by Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria were buried Friday in Israel.

    Funerals were held for Maor Harush, 25; Itzik Kolengi, 28; Amir Menashe, 28; Elior Priess, 26; and Kochava Shriki, 44, who was pregnant with her first child.

    Seventeen injured...

  • U.S. official: Bulgaria bomber a Hezbollah operative

    July 20, 2012 | 10:12 am

    The suicide bomber who perpetrated the attack on Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, was a member of Hezbollah, U.S. officials said.

    The suicide bomber was “acting under broad guidance” to hit Israeli targets, an unnamed senior U.S. official told The New York Times. Other U.S....

  • U.S. officials discuss possibility of Israeli attack on Syria

    July 19, 2012 | 10:22 am

    U.S. Pentagon officials discussed with Israeli defense officials whether Israel could destroy Syrian weapons facilities in the event of the collapse of the Syrian government, The New York Times reported.

    The Obama administration is not advocating an attack, according to newspaper,...

  • New campaign ‘feeds the memory’ of Buenos Aires bombing

    July 10, 2012 | 10:18 am

    A new campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center calls on Argentinians to “feed the memory.”

    The campaign launched this week to commemorate the bombing has Food Factory chef Tomas Kalika sharing his bread recipe, which is said to contain ingredients...

  • 10 years later, Passover Massacre victims find solace in one another

    March 28, 2012 | 10:36 am

    For many years, Moti Amir tried to block out any memory of the horrors that she witnessed on the night of the 2002 seder terrorist attack in this seaside city.

    But on the 10th anniversary of what is considered the deadliest terror attack of the second intifada, Amir remembers the...

  • Opinion: The case for bombing Iran Is quickly collapsing

    March 20, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    One critical element leads me to the conclusion that the United States will not go to war with Iran, nor allow Israel to do so. It is this: common sense.

    It is true, of course, that common sense dictated against invading Iraq. But the very fact that we did invade Iraq, and that the...

  • Israelis see Iran ‘mini-drill’ in Gaza flare-up

    March 13, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Israel has emerged from the past few days of fighting with Palestinians in Gaza more confident that its advanced missile shield and civil defenses can perform well in any war with Iran.

    “In a sense, this was a mini-drill” for Iran, an Israeli official said on Tuesday after an...

  • Israel, Gazan militants agree to truce, Egyptian official said

    March 12, 2012 | 5:21 pm

    Israel and militant factions in the Gaza Strip have agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce to end four days of cross-border violence in which 25 Palestinians have been killed, a senior Egyptian security official told Reuters on Tuesday.

    The official said in a telephone call from Cairo...

  • Latest rocket barrages from Gaza mean life ‘does not go on as normal’

    March 12, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    The worst Palestinian rocket barrages from the Gaza Strip so far this year saw more than 147 rockets fired into major southern Israeli cities, with the wail of sirens and sudden explosions jolting residents, sometimes several times an hour.

    During the period of March 9-11, there...

  • Another Iranian arrested in Bangkok bombing

    February 27, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Another Iranian national was arrested in connection with a bombing in Bangkok.

    Thai police over the weekend brought in Madani Seyed Mehrded, 33, upon discovering that he was in Thailand on an expired visa.

    Call logs showed that Mehrded had been in regular phone contact with two of...

  • Israel bombs targets in Gaza, killing one

    August 16, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed four targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a rocket attack on Beersheba.

    One Palestinian was killed and at least two injured during the early Tuesday attack, according to reports citing sources in Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces said that all the...

  • Bombing victim’s family wins appeal to sue PA

    August 15, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    The family of an American contractor killed in the Gaza Strip can sue the Palestinian Authority, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

    Saturday’s ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington overturns a ruling last year by the U.S. District Court in Washington in...

  • Norway attacks spotlight far-right outreach to Jews, Israel

    July 26, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    For decades after World War II, far-right political movements in Europe stirred up for Jews images of skinheads and Nazi storm troopers marching across the continent.

    But in recent years, as European xenophobia has focused on the exploding growth of Muslims on the continent,...

  • Norway massacre suspect pleads not guilty in court

    July 25, 2011 | 12:51 pm

    The man who has confessed to carrying out a bombing and shooting spree that left 76 people dead in Norway will be held for at least eight weeks, half of that in complete isolation, after a closed hearing in which he said his terror network had two other cells.

    Anders Behring Breivik...

  • Norway killer espoused right-wing philosophy

    July 24, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    The confessed perpetrator in the attack in Norway that killed at least 76 people espoused a right-wing philosophy against Islam that also purports to be pro-Zionist.

    Anders Behring Breivik is charged with detonating a car bomb outside Oslo’s government headquarters, which houses...

  • Campaign launched to remember Buenos Aires JCC bombing

    July 13, 2011 | 10:20 am

    Argentina’s president and several of the country’s international sports stars are among those featured in a new campaign to remember the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish center.

    The campaign, launched a week before the 17th anniversary of the attack, is called “Attack the...

  • Canadian court OKs Paris bomber’s extradition

    June 6, 2011 | 11:40 am

    A Canadian court has ruled that a suspect in the 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue may be extradited to France.

    Hassan Diab, a 57-year-old Canadian of Lebanese descent, was arrested in Ottawa in 2008 in response to a request from France, where he is wanted on charges of murder,...

  • Chabad bombing suspect pleads ‘not guilty’

    By Ryan Torok

    May 23, 2011 | 3:45 pm

    Ron Hirsch, a transient accused of setting off an explosive device outside of a Chabad in Santa Monica last April, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges in a downtown Los Angeles federal court on May 23. A trial has been set for June 28.

    Charges against Hirsch include use of an...

  • Suspect indicted in Santa Monica synagogue bombing

    May 4, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A homeless man was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of detonating an explosive device outside a Southern California Chabad House.

    Ron Hirsch, 60, also known as Israel Fisher, was indicted in Los Angeles on Tuesday for the April 7 blast at the Santa Monica Chabad House,...

  • Teen injured in school bus bombing in dire condition

    April 12, 2011 | 10:24 am

    The condition of an Israeli teenager injured in a Palestinian rocket attack on a school bus has worsened.

    Daniel Viflic’s condition was downgraded Tuesday to extremely critical and life threatening, according to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba.

    Five days after a rocket fired...

  • Christian love vs. the obligation to hate evil

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    March 30, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Hearing about a bomb going off in Jerusalem is entirely different when you have two daughters living there. You scramble for your phone. You search out your kids.

    Any potential delay in their answering their cells is painful. You finally get through. Thank God, they’re all right....

  • Report of Argentina-Iran deal to quash AMIA investigation roils community

    March 29, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    Consternation is mounting in Argentina and Israel after the leaking of a document purportedly showing that Argentina’s foreign minister secretly offered Iran a deal to quash the investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in exchange for better trade...

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