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  • Clinton: Middle East peace almost impossible

    9 hours ago

    This post originally appeared at Jewish Insider.

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday poured cold water on those eager to see the Israeli-Palestinian peace process renewed in the near future.

    Appearing at a campaign event in Mount Vernon, Iowa,...

  • Everyone’s talking ISIS at the UN, leaving Netanyahu glaring

    1 week ago

    All anyone attending the United Nations General Assembly opening seemed to want to talk about was the threat posed to the world by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

    That was much to the consternation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who argued in his speech before...

  • Ukraine leader mocks Russia’s call for anti-terrorism coalition

    1 week ago

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday derided Russia's call for the creation of an international antiterrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back bellicose puppet governments.

    Russian President Putin on Monday called for the...

  • Powers struggle to agree on Syria; Russia urged to strike Islamic State

    1 week ago

    France challenged Russia to back its words with deeds over fighting Islamic State militants in Syria as major powers on Tuesday struggled to resolve differences between Moscow and the West over ending the civil war in the Middle Eastern country.

    After Russian President Vladimir...

  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    1 week ago

    Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria.

    Asked whether he backed those like Russia who supported Syrian President Bashar al Assad or those who see...

  • Year in review: Looking back at 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 11:39 am

    As 5775 winds to a close, here’s a look back on the highs and lows (and everything in between) of the year that was.

    September 2014

    At the annual U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama focuses his speech on ISIS; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likens Iran to...

  • Trump accuses talk-show radio host of ‘gotcha’ question on Middle East

    September 4, 2015 | 3:13 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not take kindly in a radio interview on Thursday to being asked to identify the affiliations of various militant leaders in the Middle East, saying the host was asking "a gotcha question."

    Discussing Islamist extremism,...

  • Jewish-Israeli man stopped from joining Islamic State

    September 1, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    A Jewish-Israeli man who planned to join the Islamic State was apprehended in Turkey and returned to his parents.

    Turkish authorities apprehended the man, 21, whose family members arrived in Turkey and traveled back to Israel with him on Tuesday, according to the Times of Israel....

  • Campaign to push Islamic State from Anbar Province in Iraq intensifies

    September 1, 2015 | 8:53 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    One month after the Iraqi government announced a new initiative to take back Anbar province in western Iraq, analysts and diplomats say the campaign is beginning to take root and Iraqi troops have regained control of some...

  • Turkish court charges Vice News reporters with terrorism links

    August 31, 2015 | 3:40 pm

    A Turkish court on Monday formally charged three employees of Vice News with having links to a terrorist organization, the online news channel said, days after they were detained while reporting from the mainly Kurdish southeast.

    Security sources and local media identified the...

  • Is ISIS here to stay?

    August 26, 2015 | 9:45 am

    The Islamic State (ISIS) has already outlived predictions of its early demise offered by some US military officials. The Islamist group has survived the near fatal assassination of its leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi by airstrike earlier this year and has continued its voracious march...

  • White House: Islamic State second-in-command killed in U.S. air strike

    August 21, 2015 | 12:58 pm

    The second-in-command of the Islamic State militant group was killed during a U.S. air strike in Iraq on Tuesday, the White House said on Friday, dealing a blow to the group that has sought to form a caliphate in the Middle East.

    "Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Hajji...

  • Islamic State claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad’s Sadr City

    August 13, 2015 | 10:51 am

    At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad's Sadr City, police and medical sources said, one of the biggest attacks on the capital since Haider al-Abadi became prime minister a year ago.

    "A refrigerator truck packed...

  • Iraqi prime minister pushes for reform

    August 13, 2015 | 9:46 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Islamic State claimed responsibility for a truck bomb that killed at least 60 people and wounded more than 200 at a crowded market in Sadr City, a Shi’ite suburb of Baghdad. The attack came as Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is...

  • Turkey steps up assault on PKK

    August 12, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to intensify its crackdown on PKK Kurdish troops in Turkey “until not one terrorist is left,” after a series of attacks that targeted security forces and a US consulate left at least six people dead. The violence in Turkey comes...

  • Taliban condemns ‘barbarity’ of Islamic State execution video

    August 11, 2015 | 12:26 pm

    The Taliban condemned a video released this week showing what appeared to be a group of fighters belonging to the radical Islamic State movement killing a group of Afghan prisoners by blowing them up with explosives.

    The video, apparently shot in the eastern Afghan province of...

  • Kurdish fighters seen as primary target of Turkey’s Erdogan

    July 29, 2015 | 12:05 am

    Following a devastating Islamic State (ISIS) linked attack on a Turkish town near the Syrian border, the Erdogan government has launched a campaign primarily targeting the Kurdish fighters who are ISIS’s most effective opponents, essentially terminating the peace process with...

  • Probe of Chattanooga shooting suspect focuses on Mideast travel

    July 17, 2015 | 11:27 am

    U.S. authorities believe the suspect in the fatal shootings of four Marines in Tennessee visited Jordan last year and possibly Yemen as well, two U.S. government sources said on Friday, as investigators looked for any connection to Islamist militants.

    Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez,...

  • Islamic State says it launched rocket attack on Egypt navy vessel

    July 16, 2015 | 9:51 am

    Egypt's Islamic State affiliate said on Thursday it fired a rocket at an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Israel and the Gaza Strip.

    The militant group Sinai Province has focused mainly on attacking Egyptian soldiers and police in the Sinai...

  • Jewish woman who helped Kurds fight ISIS returns to Israel

    July 13, 2015 | 10:29 am

    A Canadian-Israeli who was the first foreign woman to help the Kurds in their fight against Islamic State has left the front lines and returned to Israel, saying she was worried about Iranian involvement in the war zone.

    After eight months in which she was often incommunicado,...

  • Israel says Islamic State’s Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get arms

    July 7, 2015 | 10:40 am

    Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday of supporting last week's assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.

    The remarks followed Israeli allegations that Hamas members provided training and medical...

  • Four teachers among six Israeli-Arabs charged for promoting Islamic State

    July 6, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Israel's Shin Bet undercover internal security agency and police said on Monday they had arrested and charged six Arab citizens, including four school teachers, with supporting and spreading the ideology of Islamic State.

    The six, residents of the Bedouin Negev desert town of...

  • Not a Fan—a declaration of independence

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 2, 2015 | 10:57 am

    Superhero summer has blasted down among us once again. The past weekend saw some 43,000 Florida Supercon attendees at the Miami Beach Convention Center (established in 2006, it's the largest comic-con-like convention in South Florida). Next week's San Diego Comic-con (the original,...

  • Islamic State attack in Egypt's North Sinai kills at least 70

    July 1, 2015 | 8:05 am

    UPDATED 10:11am/PST: Initial reports said 50 dead in attacks

    Islamic State insurgents attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt's North Sinai on Wednesday in a co-ordinated assault in which at least 70 combatants and civilians were killed -- one of the biggest militant...

  • Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza

    June 30, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms, accusing Hamas, the organization that rules the Palestinian territory, of being insufficiently stringent about religious enforcement.

    The video statement, issued from...

  • Over 50 killed in terrorist attacks on three continents

    June 26, 2015 | 8:15 am

    Terrorists have attacked sites in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, killing over 50 people according to preliminary reports.

    At least one person was killed and several were injured in an attack on a gas factory in Grenoble, France in what French President Francois Hollande said was a...

  • Christians in Iraq flee Islamic State

    June 23, 2015 | 11:28 am

    This article orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Christian community in Iraq traces its roots to the first century. But the continued expansion of Islamic State across large parts of Iraq is sparking a Christian exodus from these countries. There is concern that one of the...

  • Islamic State urges followers to escalate attacks in Ramadan

    June 23, 2015 | 11:26 am

    Islamic State urged its followers on Tuesday to escalate attacks against Christians, Shi'ites and Sunni Muslims fighting with a U.S.-led coalition against the ultra-radical group.

    Jihadists should turn the holy month of Ramadan, which began last week, into a time of "calamity for...

  • New Jersey man charged with conspiracy to provide support to Islamic State

    June 18, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    U.S. authorities on Thursday charged a New Jersey man with conspiring to support the militant group Islamic State, the fourth person arrested in recent days in the New York City region as part of a broader investigation.

    Samuel Rahamin Topez, 21, of Fort Lee, New Jersey, was...

  • ISIS troops 10 miles from Nahum’s Tomb, Iraqi Jewish pilgrimage site

    June 4, 2015 | 9:09 am

    The Iraqi site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Nahum is in danger of being destroyed by the Islamic State, or ISIS.

    Nahum’s Tomb in Al Ooosh, an annual pilgrimage spot for generations of Iraqi Jews, is 10 miles from territory controlled by ISIS, the...

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