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  • 5775: Old conflicts, new hopes in the new year

    By Arthur Cohn

    October 1, 2014 | 2:52 am

    Israel turned 66 years old in 5774, the year that just passed. Some 8.2 million people live in Israel, of which 24,000 immigrated in the past year. Some 178,000 babies were born, and 42,000 people died. Jews make up 75 percent of the population; Arabs make up 20.7 percent. When...

  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    September 29, 2014 | 10:45 am

    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain storage areas in the northern...

  • Brussels attack arrest underscores threat of returning jihadists

    June 3, 2014 | 2:10 pm

    It was the threat that European authorities dreaded — and Europe’s Jews suffered the first blow.

    The suspect arrested in the attack last month at the Jewish museum in Brussels that left four dead was a French-born jihadist who had returned home from fighting in Syria.

    Now...

  • Group tied to al-Qaida says it fired on Eilat

    August 13, 2013 | 10:20 am

    A jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat.

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted the rocket fired early Tuesday morning by the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, which operates in Gaza and the Sinai...

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  • Syrians angry at Israel

    May 7, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Khalil Sharif wants everyone to stay out of his country’s business.

    “First the foreign jihadists hijack the revolution and now the Israelis,” the 31 year old electrician complained to The Media Line. “Why can’t they leave...

  • Israeli intel: Independent jihadist network perpetrating Sinai attacks

    October 3, 2012 | 9:52 am

    Terror attacks in the Sinai emanated from an independent jihadist network there, Israeli intelligence reportedly believes.

    Many members of the Sinai network are Egyptians who do not live in the Sinai, according to the Haaretz newspaper, which cited Israeli intelligence.

    Two of...

  • Israel, Egypt reinforce Gaza border due to attack fears

    August 29, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Israel’s military went on high alert, and both Israel and Egypt sent extra reinforcements to the Gaza border, amid fears of an Islamic Jihad attack.

    Intelligence reports indicated that Islamic Jihad is planning to launch an attack in the area. The members of the terrorist...

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