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  • Terror attacks have dropped considerably in recent weeks, Shin Bet says

    April 11, 2016 | 8:47 am

    There has been a “considerable decline” in the number of terror attacks committed by Palestinians in recent weeks, the Shin Bet security service told the Israeli Cabinet.

    The number of attacks described as “significant” also has seriously declined, according to the Shin Bet,...

  • Intel changes, public awareness needed to prevent Paris-like attack in US

    November 17, 2015 | 3:02 pm

    The series of terrorist attacks that killed at least 129 in Paris pose a couple of major challenges for the United States, Jewish officials and security experts said.

    The challenges: security threats from the the 200 or so Islamic State fighters who have returned to the United...

  • U.S. police officials study counterterrorism in Israel

    November 1, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Counterterrorism officials from five U.S. cities met with their counterparts in Israel.

    Ten officials from five major cities -- New York; Los Angeles; Oakland, Calif.; Austin, Texas; and Houston -- met in mid-October with representatives of Israel's police, the Jerusalem Post...

  • State terrorism report praises Israel, counts settler attacks as terror

    August 1, 2012 | 10:11 am

    The U.S. State Department’s annual report on terrorism said Hamas and Hezbollah continued to destabilize the Middle East, described Israel as a “resolute” partner in counterterrorism and listed as “terrorist incidents” extremist settler attacks on Palestinians.

    “Both Hamas and...

  • Israeli appointed to top U.N. counterrorism position

    July 18, 2012 | 12:52 pm

    An Israeli who worked as a government attorney was appointed a leader in the United Nations Security Council’s counterterrorism effort.

    David Scharia was tapped as the legal coordinator for the Counter-Terrorism Committee executive directorate, and will head up a team of 12...

  • Senators chide Clinton on Israel’s exclusion from counterterrorism forum

    June 13, 2012 | 10:17 am

    U.S. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Mark Kirk have written a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressing their disappointment with Israel’s exclusion from the inaugural meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum.

    In the letter, Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Mark...

  • Roman Holiday

    By Ivor Davis

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    On Yom Kippur, my wife Sally and I went to shul just around the corner from the Vatican. It was a visit we will not soon forget. The imposing Comunita Ebraica di Roma Synagogue (the Great Synagogue of Rome) sits just off the Piazza del Firori close to the Tiber River and spitting...