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  • After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens By Andrew TobinSeptember 22, 2

    September 22, 2016 | 3:06 pm

    “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.”

    In the hours after the bombings Saturday in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorkers’ purported coolness under fire. Attributed to a witness of the bombing that injured 31 people in...

  • New York City shaken by ‘intentional’ explosion, 29 injured

    September 17, 2016 | 7:32 pm

    An explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people, authorities said, adding that they are investigating the blast as a criminal act not immediately linked to any terror organization.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city...

  • West Bank explosion injures Israeli soldier

    May 10, 2016 | 2:06 pm

    An Israeli army officer was injured in an explosion Tuesday night at a West Bank checkpoint north of Jerusalem.

    The Israel Defense Forces has not yet said what caused the explosion outside the Palestinian village of Hizme, according to the Times of Israel.

    The victim suffered a head injury but is fully conscious, the Times of Israel reported, citing the United Hatzalah ambulance service. He was taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

    Police are investigating the incident and have closed the Route 437 highway in both directions as a result.

  • Explosions hit Brussels airport, metro – several killed

    March 22, 2016 | 12:30 am

    This is a developing story.

    Explosions tore through the departure hall of Brussels airport on Tuesday morning killing up to 10 people and injuring 30 others and a second blast struck a metro station in the capital shortly afterwards, the Belgian public broadcaster RTBF said.

  • Video shows huge explosion that rocks Tianjin in northern China

    August 12, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    A huge explosion hit an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin late on Wednesday evening, triggering a blast wave felt several kilometers away and injuring at least 50 people, domestic media reported.

    State broadcaster China Central Television reported...

  • Explosions, gunfire heard around Kabul International Airport

    June 9, 2013 | 7:19 pm

    Insurgents launched a pre-dawn attack on Afghanistan's main international airport in the capital, Kabul, on Monday, police said, with explosions and gunfire heard coming from an area that also houses major foreign military bases.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties and...

  • Israeli soldier killed in Golan mine explosion

    May 21, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    An Israeli soldier was killed in a mine explosion in the southern Golan Heights.

    The soldier was taking part Tuesday in a minefield-clearing operation, according to the Israel Defense Forces, and was killed when an old anti-tank mine exploded. Two other soldiers were injured.

  • Marathon bomb suspect eludes police, hunt shuts Boston down

    April 19, 2013 | 12:38 pm

    Black Hawk helicopters and heavily armed police descended on a Boston suburb Friday in a massive search for an ethnic Chechen suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings, hours after his brother was killed by police in a late-night shootout.

    The normally traffic-clogged streets of...

  • Bombing suspects in dramatic shootout and manhunt [TIMELINE]

    April 19, 2013 | 9:28 am

    Police emptied the streets of suburban Watertown on Friday in a house-by-house search for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, the day after killing his brother in a shootout.

    The night of shooting and explosions in the streets followed the authorities' release...

  • FBI identifies two suspects in Boston Marathon bombing [PHOTOS]

    April 18, 2013 | 2:35 pm

    Investigators released pictures of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Thursday, seeking the public's help in identifying two backpack-toting men photographed on the crowded sidewalk on Monday before bombs exploded near the finish line.

    The blasts that killed three...

  • Who bombed Boston? Word for now is caution

    April 16, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say — a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.

    Hours after the attack Monday that...

  • A prayer of hope after the Boston Marathon bombing

    April 16, 2013 | 11:13 am

    “Behold days are coming, says the Lord…and they shall rebuild.” From our Haftarah this Shabbat Amos 9:13

    God of peace, God of healing
    God of the grief-stricken,
    We call You, we invoke You
    We pray to You:
    Oh my God, we called out to You
    as a day of celebration
    Turned to...

  • ‘Running Rabbi’ recounts chaos at Boston Marathon, vows to run in next year’s race

    April 16, 2013 | 10:00 am

    “It was a beautiful day. I was so excited to run and having such a good run. The crowd was unbelievable. The whole experience was amazing. It was almost magical."

    That’s how the Boston Marathon began for Rabbi Benjamin David, head rabbi at Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel, N.J....

  • In the wake of Boston Marathon bombings, Israeli Independence Day fetes are toned down

    April 16, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Independence Day celebrations in Boston were muted and security was increased in the wake of bombings that left three dead and dozens injured at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

    Mike Rosenberg, director of community relations at Maimonides, a Jewish day school in...

  • Explosives detonate near Gaza border, damaging Israeli army vehicle

    April 9, 2013 | 8:25 am

    Explosives detonated near the border fence with Gaza damaged an Israeli military vehicle.

    Terrorists planted the explosives that were detonated Tuesday while the Israeli army's engineering unit was working near the fence, the Israel Defense Forces said. The unit was searching for...

  • French teens arrested for chemical explosion near teacher who reported anti-Semitism

    December 14, 2012 | 9:28 am

    Two French teenagers were arrested on suspicion of setting off an explosion near a teacher after she reported receiving anti-Semitic threats at school.

    The teenagers, 16 and 19 years old, were arrested on Dec. 13 in Aix-en-Provence near Marseille in southern France for allegedly...

  • Malmo police see no reason to call JCC attack a hate crime

    October 3, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Police in Malmo, Sweden, said they had “no indication” that a recent attack on the offices of the local Jewish community was a hate crime.

    The police arrested and later released two 18-year-old men suspected of hurling a brick and a large firecracker at the entrance of the...

  • Attack on Malmo’s Jewish community triggers solidarity rallies

    October 2, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Some 70 demonstrators reportedly gathered in Malmö, Sweden, outside the local Jewish community center, to show solidarity with the Jewish community following an attack on its offices.

    Hundreds are expected to attend a similar event Oct. 7 in Stockholm.

    According to the daily...

  • 700 out of 14 million: Why the fate of Malmö’s Jews matters

    September 28, 2012 | 1:20 pm

    I can’t say I was shocked by the phone call and emails from Scandinavia that I received one night after Yom Kippur, telling me that the Jewish Community Center in Malmö, Sweden, had been attacked with an explosive device and bricks through its reinforced entrance just after...

  • Swedish police arrest two after explosion rocks Jewish building

    September 28, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Swedish police arrested two men in connection with an explosion that rocked a Jewish community building in Malmö.

    The explosion took place early in the morning on Sept. 28, according to Fred Kahn, board chairman of the Malmö Jewish community.

    “There was an explosion and someone...

  • Attack on Jewish community in Sweden follows surge of hate crimes

    September 28, 2012 | 9:49 am

    A Jewish community building in Malmö, Sweden was attacked overnight between Thursday and Friday with explosives and bricks.

    "I was shocked that this happened now," Fred Kahn, president of the Jewish Community in Malmö told the TT news agency. "Jewish institutions in Sweden are...

  • 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...

  • Eilat explosions believed to be rocket attack

    August 15, 2012 | 2:30 pm

    Two loud explosions heard in Eilat are believed to have been caused by a long-range Grad rocket attack.

    After the Wednesday evening explosions, security forces began searching the area for the rockets, which could have been fired from the Sinai.

    No reports of injuries or damage...

  • 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...

  • Blast hits Egypt gas pipeline serving Jordan, Israel

    March 5, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    An Egyptian pipeline carrying gas to Israel and Jordan was bombed on Monday, the 13th such attack since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011, witnesses said.

    The attack on the installation that crosses the increasingly volatile Sinai region occurred in the Massaeed area west...

  • Iranian national believed responsible for Thai blasts

    February 14, 2012 | 8:34 am

    Bombs that exploded in a Bangkok house being shared by an Iranian national were being prepared for a large-scale attack against an Israeli target, unnamed Israeli officials are quoted as saying.

    The unnamed officials made their remarks to the Israel media on Tuesday.

    The Iranian...

  • Interior Minister: Suicide bomb kills 26 in Syria

    January 6, 2012 | 11:16 am

    A suicide bomber killed 26 people and wounded 63 in Damascus on Friday, Syria’s interior minister said, vowing an “iron fist” response to the carnage in the heart of the Syrian capital after similar attacks two weeks ago.

    The blast came two days before an Arab League committee was...

  • Explosion at Iranian steel mill remains unexplained

    December 13, 2011 | 11:48 am

    Seven people, including foreign nationals, were killed in an explosion at an Iranian steel mill that has been linked to the country’s nuclear program.

    The explosion occurred Sunday night at the Ghadir steelworks. The plant opened six months ago.

    Some of the foreign dead are...

  • Iranian blast cause unknown

    November 29, 2011 | 10:44 am

    The cause of an explosion that rocked an Iranian city that houses a key nuclear facility remains unclear.

    Monday’s explosion in Isfahan reportedly caused windows to shake throughout the city.

    The local government told news agencies that the explosion was part of a military drill....

  • [UPDATE] Sound of blast reported in Iran’s Isfahan City, home to key nuclear facility

    November 28, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    The sound of an apparent explosion was heard from Iran’s Isfahan city on Monday afternoon, the head of the judiciary in the province said, but the province’s deputy governor denied that there had been a big blast.

    “In the afternoon, there was a noise like an explosion, but we don’t...

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