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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Obama in Boston vows U.S. will find perpetrators of bombings

    April 18, 2013 | 9:58 am

    "You will run again," President Barack Obama told an interfaith service on Thursday for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, in a stirring speech aimed at bringing solace to the city and settling the nerves of a rattled nation.

    At a Boston cathedral about a mile from the...

  • 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...

  • Republican congressmen took a dip in Galilee

    August 20, 2012 | 10:17 am

    A group of Republican congressmen visiting Israel last year jumped into the Sea of Galilee for a late-night swim, during which a freshman lawmaker swam naked.

    The Aug. 18, 2011 incident, which was investigated by the FBI, was reported Sunday by Politico.

    The late-night swim,...

  • Peter Madoff taken into custody by FBI

    June 29, 2012 | 12:24 pm

    Peter Madoff, the younger brother of jailed Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff, has been taken into custody by the FBI.

    Peter Madoff, 66, surrendered himself Friday morning at his lawyer’s office in midtown Manhattan ahead of an expected guilty plea to criminal charges related...

  • May 9, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 9, 2012 | 5:17 am

    Israel Needs Consensus in Response ‎to Apocalyptic Event Threatening its ‎Survival

    Israel’s leaders must take into account the opinions of all its defense experts when making a ‎decision on whether to attack Iran, writes Ed Koch in Algemeiner. ‎

    Israel has to be the final...

  • Jewish school teacher arrested on possession of child pornography

    May 4, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A teacher at a Jewish elementary school in the New York area has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography.

    Evan Zauder, a sixth grade teacher at the Modern Orthodox school Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, N.J., was arrested after the FBI reportedly raided his Manhattan...

  • FBI: Radicalized individuals, Hezbollah are potential terror threats for Detroit-area Jews

    April 25, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Hezbollah poses no specific threat to Jewish communities in metropolitan Detroit, the FBI’s head of counterterrorism in Michigan reportedly said at a suburban Detroit JCC.

    However, Assistant Special Agent Todd Mayberry told a security conference Tuesday at the Jewish Community...

  • White supremacist may have targeted ADL’s Foxman

    January 3, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    A white supremacist arrested after informing his wife that he planned to kill Jews and blacks may have targeted Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman, the FBI said.

    Danny Lee Warner, 33, was arrested Dec. 28 outside a McDonald’s in Arizona the day after his estranged wife...

  • Two Jews on Film: J. Edgar’ review

    November 9, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind…And that’s exactly what happened to me, when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio portray J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood’s new film, ‘J. Edgar’.

    What makes a great performance are the subtle things...

  • If your gut tells you something seems suspicious, report it

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:54 am

    On Aug. 30, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) held its annual security meeting at its Los Angeles headquarters to advise local Jewish leaders on possible threats facing the community in advance of the High Holy Days.

    United States Postal Inspector Glenn Fiene and ADL civil rights...

  • U.S. listened in on Israel Embassy, FBI translator revealed

    September 6, 2011 | 10:33 am

    An Israeli-American FBI translator jailed for 20 months leaked transcripts of U.S. eavesdropping on Israel’s Washington embassy.

    Shamai Leibowitz, who was sentenced in May 2010 for leaking information he obtained as an FBI translator, sent classified documents to Richard...

  • Blogger held for threatening Senator Lieberman

    August 10, 2011 | 10:33 am

    The FBI has charged a Philadelphia blogger with threatening to shoot Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

    Dmitry Dyatlov, 23, was charged Tuesday for making the threat on his blog against Lieberman (I-Conn.). He was arrested Aug. 2, and bail was set at $500,000. According to reports, Dyatlov...

  • FBI report calls Demjanjuk evidence a forgery

    April 14, 2011 | 11:17 am

    A secret FBI report from 1985 suggests a key piece of evidence in the trial of accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk in Munich may have been a KGB forgery.

    The German court announced Thursday that it would not suspend the trial over the document, and critics say the old report...

  • FBI: JDL extorted from rappers

    April 14, 2011 | 11:12 am

    FBI records say the agency believed the Jewish Defense League extorted money from rappers by threatening violence.

    The JDL has been “extorting money from various rap music stars via death threats,” according to a report Thursday in Haaretz on the release of FBI files surrounding the...

  • Rep. King asked to hold hearings on FBI’s illegal surveillance of Muslims

    March 8, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    As Representative Peter King (R-NY) launches congressional hearings on Muslims and radicalization this week, we wonder at the expenditure of time to examine an issue whose conclusion has long been self-evident: that American Muslims have worked tirelessly alongside fellow Americans...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Did Former JDL Boss Confess to Bomb Plots?

    By Tom Tugend

    March 17, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    Looking briefly at this, the “news” seems to be that Rubin admitted to what the government charged (and Krugel admitted), i.e, they planned to blow up the mosque and Issa’s office. I think few people, other than Irv’s wife, thought otherwise.

    What’s more intriguing to me, if the...

  • Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in ‘Numb3rs’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 7, 2009 | 8:25 pm

    On location in Los Angeles with CBS's "Numb3rs," actor Rob Morrow sat for an interview in his trailer, puffing on a Cuban cigar, a gardenia-scented candle wafting from a table as he discussed his interest in the "Bhagavad Gita" and the works of progressive Jewish author Douglas...
  • Is Bernie Madoff Jewish?  Very. Oy.

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2008 | 5:02 pm

    Bernard Madoff at a 2007 roundtable discussion with Justin Fox, Ailsa Roell, Robert A. Schwartz, Muriel Seibert, and Josh Stampfli.

    "It's all just one big lie."

    With those words Bernard Madoff confessed to senior executives of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that the $17...
  • Briefs: ADL helped Feds in skinhead Obama plot, FBI report says hate crimes down

    October 30, 2008 | 12:39 am

    ADL Helped Track Alleged Plotters

    The Anti-Defamation League assisted in the investigation into white supremacists arrested in an alleged plot to assassinate Barack Obama.

    The ADL, which tracks white supremacist groups, provided the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

  • Homegrown terrorist who planned Los Angeles attacks sentenced to 22 years

    By Tom Tugend

    June 24, 2008 | 11:47 am

    A member of a four-man homegrown terrorist cell that planned to attack Israeli and Jewish targets three years ago in Los Angeles was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Monday.

    Levar Haney Washington, 30, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against the United States through...

  • List, Muslim Gangs Prompt Terror Probe

    By Tom Tugend

    September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    An investigation into alleged home-grown Muslim extremists has yielded another arrest and prompted law-enforcement agencies and Jewish institutions to tighten security as the Jewish High Holidays approach.

    The probe by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has apparently broadened...

  • Deep Throat: Not a Jew

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    June 2, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    President Nixon was wrong on Deep Throat's Jewishness.

    A former FBI agent who outed himself as the "Deep Throat" of the Watergate scandal is not Jewish, though Nixon and his aides believed he was. Mark Felt, 91, revealed himself to Vanity Fair this week as the best-known anonymous...

  • AIPAC Staffers Go to Grand Jury

    By Edwin Black

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Top officials at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) have appeared before a grand jury and two senior staffers have been placed on paid leave in the latest developments in the federal investigation of the pro-Israel lobby for allegedly passing classified...

  • Investigation of AIPAC Crosses Line

    By Malcolm Hoenlein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    There have been hundreds, even thousands, of articles in the American press regarding an FBI investigation involving the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    While the reports imply or assert various charges, none, in fact, has been lodged, despite an investigation...

  • FBI Stings Seen as Part of Policy ‘War’

    By Edwin Black

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Last June, leading neoconservative Richard Perle received an unexpected phone call at his home. It was Larry Franklin calling. Franklin is the veteran Iran specialist in the Pentagon's Near East South Asia office and the key Iraq War planner who had been pressured by the FBI into...

  • FBI Delay Raises AIPAC Case Issues

    By Edwin Black

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The FBI's investigation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) did not go into high gear until more than a year after the Pentagon's top Iran analyst allegedly passed foreign policy strategy information to two AIPAC officials.

    The investigation only intensified in...

  • Did Feith Cross the Pro-Israel Line?

    By Leonard Fein

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    However the sordid facts play out in the current FBI investigation of a senior Pentagon analyst's alleged spying on Israel's behalf, they raise a raft of nettlesome questions -- and memories.

    Recall, for example, that the heart of Jonathan Pollard's self-justification was that he...

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