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

    1 day ago

    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

    5 days ago

    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’

    1 week ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

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  • 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.

    “Clearly...

  • 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...

  • Kerry, at contentious U.S.-Israel confab, asks Israel to consider perils of single state

    December 7, 2015 | 12:42 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, speaking at an annual U.S.-Israel confab, said Israel’s government must consider the consequences of evolving toward a single state incorporating the Palestinian areas.

    “How does Israel possibly maintain its character as a Jewish democratic...

  • In Oval Office speech, Obama pledges to destroy Islamic State

    December 7, 2015 | 8:20 am

    Calling last week’s mass killing in San Bernardino an “act of terrorism,” President Barack Obama pledged in a nationally televised Oval Office address to destroy the so-called Islamic State.

    “It is clear the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization,” Obama said...

  • California massacre shooter may be linked to Islamic State

    December 4, 2015 | 8:15 am

    A woman who joined her husband in killing 14 people in California apparently pledged allegiance to a leader of the militant group Islamic State, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as intelligence officials in her native Pakistan pressed the investigation overseas.

    ...
  • Clinton: No U.S. combat troops to fight Islamic State

    December 1, 2015 | 9:10 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rejected the idea of sending thousands of U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State in the Middle East, saying such a move would give the militant group a recruitment tool to boost its ranks.

    In her first television interview...

  • Worldwide terror: Connecting the ISIS dots

    November 30, 2015 | 10:50 am

    When it comes to fighting terrorism, we frequently miss the obvious, in two ways.

    A few weeks before the September 11, 2001 attacks I was in Jerusalem, having dinner with Eli Borowski, an elderly Polish-born Jew with an amazing clarity about the past and the future.

    As a young...

  • Obama tells Americans homeland is safe as millions set off on Thanksgiving travel

    November 25, 2015 | 9:50 am

    President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they are safe on Wednesday as millions of people embarked on their annual Thanksgiving travels, with security at airports, New York City's parade festivities and other venues expected to be heightened amid jitters after the Paris...

  • A plea for Syrian refugees: ‘never again’

    November 24, 2015 | 7:09 pm

    Having spent a career helping women and civil society activists in the most challenging places on Earth, we thought we had seen the worst man could do. Helping society rebound in the killing fields in Cambodia; documenting Saddam’s genocide in northern Iraq; helping resolve...

  • The refugee dilemma: Fighting to defend the defenseless

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 24, 2015 | 6:57 pm

    On Nov. 19, less than a week after the deadly series of terrorist attacks in Paris, Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, the 134-year-old refugee resettlement organization, was summoned to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., to testify before Congress. The...

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