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  • Islamic radicalization fuels ‘dire’ threat to Jews in Europe, congressional panel hears

    2 weeks ago

    A congressional human rights commission heard testimony from experts on how Islamic radicalization in Europe has ramped up risk for Jewish communities.

    “ISIS especially hates the Jewish people and has instructed its followers to prioritize killing them,” Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J.,...

  • Cartoon: ISIS Paradise

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 31, 2016 | 12:00 pm

  • Belgium names Brussels bomber brothers, key suspect on run

    March 23, 2016 | 9:23 am

    Belgium's chief prosecutor named two brothers on Wednesday as Islamic State suicide bombers who killed at least 31 people in the most deadly attacks in Brussels' history but said another key suspect was on the run.

    Tuesday's attacks on a city that is home to the European Union...

  • The right response to Brussels

    By Rob Eshman

    March 22, 2016 | 4:34 pm

    Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels make one thing abundantly clear: We need someone in charge who knows what he or she is doing.

    When it comes to ISIS, I’m not convinced President Barack Obama has proven he’s the man. Is Hillary Clinton the woman?  Or John Kasich the man? 

  • How we must respond to Brussels

    March 22, 2016 | 2:58 pm

    I was at European Union headquarters in Brussels last month, before moving on to Paris to discuss anti-Semitic hate crimes, terrorism and thwarting ISIS’ brilliant leveraging of social media.

    At the end of our EU meetings, my Simon Wiesenthal Center colleague Dr. Shimon Samuels...

  • Kasich compares war against ISIS to Holocaust

    March 16, 2016 | 12:21 pm

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Wednesday likened the war against ISIS to WWII and the Holocaust when the United States took a leading role and stepped in to destroy evil.

    Fresh off his primary win in the state of Ohio on Tuesday, Kasich held a town hall meeting...

  • Growing numbers of Arab-Israelis joining ISIS

    March 3, 2016 | 12:46 pm

    The Islamic State terrorist group reportedly is gaining in popularity among Arab citizens of Israel.

    Thirty-four Arab-Israelis have been indicted for offenses tied to activities in support of ISIS, according to a television program aired Thursday on Israel’s Channel 10 and...

  • Pope says Trump ‘not Christian,’ Trump calls comment ‘disgraceful’

    February 18, 2016 | 10:55 am

    Pope Francis assailed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views on U.S. immigration as "not Christian" on Thursday, prompting the billionaire businessman to reprimand the religious leader as "disgraceful" for questioning his faith.

    No stranger to controversy, Trump,...

  • Jordan’s king: Solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict necessary to defeat ISIS

    February 12, 2016 | 12:05 pm

    The Islamic State cannot be defeated until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, Jordan’s king said.

    Speaking Friday at the Munich Security Conference, an international gathering of foreign and defense policy leaders held in Germany, King Abdullah II said, “Left...

  • Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

    February 8, 2016 | 1:54 pm

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending a controversial combat role in the fight against Islamic State.

    Trudeau's Liberals won an election last October promising to withdraw the...

  • Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for ‘promoting terrorist acts’

    February 5, 2016 | 2:44 pm

    Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

    Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are reported by other users, but said...

  • Hillary campaign slams Sanders’ Iran policy

    January 21, 2016 | 3:48 pm

    The Hillary Clinton campaign on Thursday continued its pushback against Bernie Sanders’ stance on Iran and the war against ISIS as an issue for concern in the Democratic presidential primary.

    In a conference call with reporters on Thursday, former State Department official and...

  • Islamic State media outlet confirms death of ‘Jihadi John’

    January 19, 2016 | 3:52 pm

    A media outlet associated with Islamic State on Tuesday released a eulogy for "Jihadi John," a member of the militant group who gained notoriety for his filmed execution of hostages, the monitoring organization SITE reported.

    The militant was identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a...

  • Islamic State shows new strategy with Istanbul attack

    January 19, 2016 | 10:59 am

    The latest Islamic State (ISIS) bombing in Turkey, which killed 11 tourists, marks a change in the group’s strategy.

    Ten Germans and one Peruvian were killed, and at least a dozen injured in a suicide bombing in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet neighborhood on Tuesday.


  • Gunman citing Islamic State ambushes Philadelphia policeman

    January 8, 2016 | 1:05 pm

    A gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush on his patrol car, the city's police commissioner said on Friday.

    Edward Archer of Philadelphia approached Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33,...

  • Islamic State says Cairo attack was response to leader’s call to target Jews

    January 8, 2016 | 10:24 am

    Islamic State said on Friday its members had carried out an attack on Israeli tourists in Cairo in response to a call by the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to target Jews "everywhere."

    The group said in a statement released on the Internet that light arms were used in the...

  • The real victims of Syrian migrants

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 6, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    We’ve all heard the fear mongering about how Syrian refugees are mostly men — which somehow makes them more susceptible to becoming terrorists, and therefore dangerous to the West.

    “You look at the migration, it’s young, strong men,” Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump...

  • Americans fear vulnerability to terror in new year

    January 4, 2016 | 2:21 pm

    Americans were as shocked as everyone else when two terrorists shot up the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine last January, but they did not think that they were threatened by an attack which had targeted the creators of a series of cartoons mocking Mohammed, a satirical genre...

  • In defense of optimism

    By Rob Eshman

    December 30, 2015 | 10:46 am

    When I was learning Hebrew, I asked an Israeli friend the word for “optimistic.”

    Optimi,” he said.

    “There’s no native word?” I asked.

    “Well,” he asked back, “why would we need one?”

    It doesn’t come easy to us Jews, this thing called optimism. And this year we seem to be in...

  • Islamic State leader threatens Israel, Jews

    December 28, 2015 | 10:36 am

    The leader of the Islamic State threatened Israel and Jews in a taped message that is said to be from him.

    “The Jews thought we forgot Palestine and that they had distracted us from it. Not at all, Jews. We did not forget Palestine for a moment. With the help of Allah, we will...

  • Iraqi prime minister vows to defeat ISIS in 2016 after army’s first major victory

    December 28, 2015 | 10:29 am

    A triumphant Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared on Monday that the coming year will see his forces defeat Islamic State, after his military achieved its first major victory since collapsing in the face of the fighters 18 months ago.

    Iraqi forces flew the national flag...

  • Will immigration tip Sheldon’s 2016 scale?

    December 16, 2015 | 9:57 am

    The stakes were high, and all eyes were on the two 44-year-old Senators, who are rising in the polls and garnering the most attention in the non-Trump coverage of the 2016 election cycle.

    Sheldon Adelson was in the room. After all, the debate was held at his hotel and these two...

  • Turkey Incursion Into Iraq Intensifies

    December 14, 2015 | 6:23 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Turkey’s recent deployment of troops and tanks into northern Iraq has caused a major diplomatic row between Ankara and Baghdad, but experts say Turkish forces are there to stay.

    “Honestly speaking there is not much Baghdad can...

  • Obama: faster progress needed against Islamic State

    December 14, 2015 | 10:53 am

    President Barack Obama said on Monday that Islamic State militants had lost swaths of territory they once controlled in Iraq and Syria but that progress needed to be made faster against the group.

    Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Obama said he had tasked Defense Secretary Ash Carter with going to the Middle East to secure more military contributions for the coalition fight against the group also known as ISIL.

    "We recognize that progress needs to keep coming faster," Obama said.

  • President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union Address or: ‘The Plot Against America II’

    By David N. Myers

    December 9, 2015 | 4:49 pm

    January 16, 2018

    “My Fellow Americans, Vice President Palin, distinguished members of Congress, and esteemed guests, I am deeply honored to offer this State of the Union address, my first since being elected your president in November 2016. 

    I must commence with a warning. ...

  • At two Inland Empire Mosques, Muslims shocked by attack, disgusted by ISIS

    By Jared Sichel

    December 8, 2015 | 10:35 am

    For the last two years, multiple times each week, Gasser Shehata prayed around lunchtime at the same San Bernardino mosque as Syed Rizwan Farook, the 28-year-old Muslim who, with his wife, Tashfeen Malik, recently carried out the largest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the...

  • Trump defends proposed Muslim ban from U.S. as outrage mounts

    December 8, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, comparing his plan to the World War II detainment of Japanese-Americans and others in dismissing growing outrage from around the world.

    U.S. leaders...

  • Trump dismisses comparisons to Hitler

    December 8, 2015 | 10:04 am

    Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump on Tuesday brushed off recent comparisons to Adolf Hitler as he doubled down on his call to bar the entry of all foreign-born Muslims into the United States.

    “You’re increasingly being compared to Hitler. Doesn’t that give you...

  • Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-Obama GOP Surge.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 8, 2015 | 9:44 am

    For the first time, some Americans are feeling the panic many of us experienced when the left was electing and re-electing Obama.  We knew this would lead to freeing up money to Iran, the largest sponsor of terror in the world, as well as undermine Israel’s security.  To many of...

  • Israel arrests five suspected ISIS recruits

    December 8, 2015 | 8:20 am

    Five Arab-Israeli men suspected of pledging support to the Islamic State terror group have been arrested.

    The arrests by the Israel Police and Shin Bet intelligence agency took place in October and November and were announced Tuesday. They followed an investigation that found the...

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