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  • Parents of kidnapped U.S.-Israeli teen: ‘Israel will bring you back’

    3 weeks ago

    The parents of Naftali Frenkel, one of three teens kidnapped last week, assured their son that “Israel will bring you back.”

    “Naftali, Mom and Dad and your siblings love you to no end. Know that Israel is turning the world upside down to bring you home,” Rachel Frenkel said in a...

  • Modern slavery: Answering the cry

    May 15, 2013 | 9:54 am

    Modern slavery is everywhere, and women principally are its victims. 

    Whether kidnapped by a single deviant, as appears to be the case in Cleveland, or trafficked en masse across national borders for purposes of labor or sex exploitation, women’s lives are being stolen from them....

  • Kidnapping plot against Tunisian Jewish community reportedly foiled

    November 1, 2012 | 9:35 am

    A network plotting to kidnap and ransom members of a southern Tunisia town's Jewish community was broken up by the country's national guard, a Tunisian newspaper reported.

    The network was started by a police officer who was formerly responsible for protecting the Jewish...

  • Hamas vows to capture more Israeli soldiers

    October 19, 2012 | 9:21 am

    On the one-year anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s release Oct. 18, Hamas’s leadership spoke openly about capturing more Israeli soldiers in order to use them as bargaining chips for the release of Palestinian prisoners.

    “It should serve as a road map to free Palestinian prisoners in...

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  • Plot to attack London Jewish neighborhoods is revealed

    July 11, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Documents detailing a plot to attack Jewish neighborhoods in London were found on the body of an African leader of al-Qaida.

    The plans, which included plots for a kidnapping and attacks on Eton College and the Ritz and Dorchester hotels in London, were found on the body of Fazul...

  • Man in custody implicated himself in Etan Patz’ disappearance

    May 24, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Police in New York say they have man in custody who has implicated himself in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.

    Patz, who was 6 at the time of his disappearance, never made it to his school bus stop in SOHO on March 25, 1979, the first time he had walked to the bus stop by...

  • Urban legend coming true?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 1, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Yesterday, I received a text message from my father who said: “there was an attempt to kidnap a little Israeli girl in Disney World.”

    The first thing that popped into my head at that moment was an infamous urban legend with the same title. The story of that urban legend tells of a...

  • French Islamic militants planned to kidnap Jewish judge

    April 3, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Suspected Islamic militants arrested throughout France were planning terrorist attacks including kidnapping a Jewish judge.

    The 13 members of the extremist group Forsane Alizza, or Knights of Pride, were among 19 suspected Islamic militants arrested last week in France. They are...

  • Al Qaeda’s Zawahri says group kidnapped American in Pakistan

    December 1, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of an American man in Pakistan and demanded the release of prisoners and an end to air strikes in Muslim countries in exchange for his freedom, according to the SITE online monitoring service.

    SITE said the announcement was made...

  • Gilad Shalit undergoes surgery to repair abduction injuries

    November 4, 2011 | 9:43 am

    Gilad Shalit has undergone surgery to repair wounds from his 2006 abduction.

    The successful surgery Friday at Rambam Hospital in Haifa removed seven pieces of shrapnel in Shalit’s hand, according to news reports.

    Shalit was released from captivity two and a half weeks ago in exchange for over a thousand Palestinian prisoners. He will spend his second weekend of freedom at Rambam for observation.

    Earlier this week, a lawmaker from the haredi Orthodox Shas Party, Menshulam Nahiri, criticized Shalit for not spending his first weekend in synagogue.

  • Despite fears, no Israeli troops kidnapped

    August 13, 2009 | 9:16 pm

    Acting on an uncorroborated report about a soldier’s abduction near Lod, security forces mounted a sweeping roadblock effort in the greater Tel Aviv region on Thursday, where car-by-car inspections resulted in massive traffic disruptions.

    After initiating an urgent internal check,...

  • Europeans: Gilad Shalit transfer to Egypt imminent

    June 25, 2009 | 2:59 pm

    European diplomatic sources said Thursday that kidnapped Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit will be transferred to Egypt in the coming hours or coming days.

    This information has yet to be confirmed by Israeli officials.

    According to the European sources, Shalit’s transfer is the first stage of an agreement between the various Palestinian factions, assisted by Egyptian mediation and done in coordination with the United States and with the support of Syria. Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Judge dismisses charges in ‘kidnap’ case

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 26, 2008 | 4:45 pm

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge last week dismissed the criminal case against four Iranian American Jews. One woman and three men were accused of kidnapping and holding for ransom a man the defendants claimed had cheated them out of $100,000 in a business deal.

    Judge Karen...

  • Investment ‘diamond deal’ ends as four jailed on kidnap charges

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 10:46 pm

    UPDATE: Judge dismisses charges in ‘kidnap’ case. The problems for the Danialis and Lalezarians crested on the morning before Rosh Hashanah.

    By the start of the Jewish New Year, they were behind bars, accused of assaulting, kidnapping and holding for ransom a fellow Jew, whom...

  • Kidnapped Iranian Jew’s family finds closure

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    On a spring morning in 1980, following the turbulent Islamic revolution in Iran, Isaac Lahijani, an affluent Jewish architect and real estate developer, said goodbye to his wife, Farzaneh, and his children, and left his home in Tehran for another routine day at work.

    Soon after, he...

  • Documentary: Sao Paolo nightmare gives lesson in class warfare

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In "Manda Bala," Jason Kohn's nightmarish documentary of Brazil, a young woman describes how a "secret admirer" kept phoning her home in Sao Paolo. But when she went to meet him, she found the flattery was a ruse to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. She was chained inside a box,...
  • Another reporter freed? Nothing new under the Palestinian sun

    By Uri Dromi

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    After almost four months, a BBC correspondent in Gaza, Alan Johnston, has been freed.

    Johnston was kidnapped at gunpoint in Gaza City on March 12. His captors -- members of a radical, shadowy Palestinian group called the Army of Islam -- threatened days before his release "to...

  • Does Hamas takeover mean new hope for kidnapped Israeli soldier?

    By Dina Kraft

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip is spurring hope for the safe return of an Israeli soldier kidnapped nearly a year ago by the fundamentalist Islamic group, even as it issued a terse warning to Israel not to harm its leaders "or forget about Gilad Shalit."

    Shalit, then a 19-year-old...

  • Local community refuses to forget 12 missing Persian Jews

    By Norma Zager

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    12 missing Persian Jews: not forgotten
     
    Nearly 300 members of the Iranian Jewish community and local Persian-language media gathered at the Nessah Cultural Center in Beverly Hills on Sept. 27 for an event sponsored by the Council of Iranian Jews to discuss the fate of 12 Persian...
  • French Views Split on Halimi’s Murder

    By Brett Kline

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Some French remain convinced that the barbaric torture and murder of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Jew, was not an anti-Semitic hate crime.

    The kidnap murder has been declared an anti-Semitic act by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy but also a violent crime whose motive was money....