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  • Arrested Hamas terror cell planned to kidnap and murder Israelis

    January 7, 2016 | 10:16 am

    A Hamas terror cell in the “advanced stages” of plans to kidnap and murder Israelis was arrested, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The cell of six people from Jerusalem and Hebron was uncovered and arrested last month, the Shin Bet announced Thursday.

    The Hamas operatives...

  • Family of American-Israeli Jew supports his claims of torture

    December 23, 2015 | 9:56 am

    The family of the American-Israeli Jewish teenager who claims he was tortured by Israel in detention supported his claims to the Forward, which identified him as Elisha Odess.

    In the article published Wednesday, Odess’ grandmother, Blumi Odess of New York, said Elisha Odess has...

  • Palestinian killed in suspected ramming attack on soldiers near Hebron

    December 11, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian man they said tried to run over soldiers with his vehicle near Hebron.

    No Israelis were hurt in the attack Friday, during which Israeli troops shot and killed the driver, Army Radio reported. A large knife was found on his body.

    On...

  • Rabin’s grandson remembers losing a great leader

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2015 | 11:03 am

    The night Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in downtown Tel Aviv, his grandson, Jonathan Benartzi, was two weeks away from completing his three years of duty in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper. He was also in the crowd with his sister that fateful night — two...

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  • Terror cell members that killed Israeli couple arrested

    October 6, 2015 | 9:50 am

    The members of a terror cell responsible for the murder of an Israeli couple whose four children were in the car at the time of the attack were arrested.

    The five-member terror cell affiliated with the Hamas terror movement in Nablus in the West Bank were arrested Monday during a...

  • Israelis aren’t unified on Iran deal

    By Rob Eshman

    August 26, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    One of the strongest arguments the Jewish opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have wielded is that Israelis are unified in their opposition to it.

    If the famously fractious Israelis all agree that the Iran deal is bad, they argue, it must really be awful. This line of reasoning...

  • Over 111 terrorist attacks stopped in West Bank, Jerusalem in 2015

    August 13, 2015 | 3:38 pm

    Israeli security forces said they prevented 17 suicide attacks and eight kidnappings so far in 2015, in addition to several attacks stopped by the Palestinian Authority.

    Five of the 17 attacks that the Shin Bet reported stopping were planned by Hamas members, five were planned by...

  • Kahane’s grandson, 3 other suspected Jewish terrorists to stay in administrative detention

    August 4, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    The suspected Jewish terrorist arrested as part of the Shin Bet’s investigation of a firebombing that killed a Palestinian toddler will be held in custody for at least six days.

    Officials said Tuesday that Meir Ettinger, a grandson of Meir Kahane born after the far-right Jewish...

  • Six Israelis killed by prisoners released in Shalit deal

    July 20, 2015 | 11:46 am

    Israel’s security services say they know who planned last month’s killing of Malachi Rosenfeld in the West Bank – a Hamas operative named Ahmed Najar, a former prisoner in Israeli jails released in the 2011 prisoner exchange for the freedom of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit....

  • Israeli police arrest suspects in torching of Church of Loaves and Fishes

    July 12, 2015 | 9:27 pm

    Israeli police said on Sunday suspects had been arrested on suspicion of torching a church revered by Christians as the site of Jesus's miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    The suspects were arrested overnight, a police spokeswoman said,...

  • 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...

  • Turkey summons Israeli diplomat after journalists, NGO workers refused entry

    June 26, 2015 | 9:55 am

    Turkey's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it summoned the highest-ranking Israeli diplomat in Ankara to explain why a group of Turkish journalists and civil society workers were refused entry at Ben Gurion Airport.

    The incident occurred three days after diplomats from Israel and...

  • Rings bearing Islamic State logo discovered en route to West Bank

    May 19, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    A package of rings bearing the Islamic State logo and messages in Arabic that was confiscated at Ben Gurion International airport will be destroyed.

    The interception of the suspicious package from Turkey, containing about 120 silver rings, was announced Tuesday by the Customs...

  • Islamic Movement of Israel leader gets 11-month sentence for incitement

    March 27, 2015 | 10:58 am

    An Israeli court sentenced a prominent Islamist leader to 11 months in prison for incitement to violence and racism.

    Thursday’s ruling by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s court comes after Sheikh Ra’ad Saleh, the leader of the northern wing of the Islamic Movement in Israel, appealed...

  • Shin Bet arrests Hamas cell in Hebron planning attacks on Israel

    February 23, 2015 | 11:38 am

     Israel’s Shin Bet security agency arrested 11 members of a Hamas cell in Hebron that was planning terrorist attacks on Israel.

    The arrests, in a joint operation with the Israel Defense Forces, took place last month, the Shin Betannounced Monday in a statement.

    Under...

  • U.S. citizen indicted in Israel on weapons charges

    December 9, 2014 | 10:28 am

    A U.S. citizen has been indicted in Israel on weapons charges and told investigators he had been weighing the possibility of attacking Muslim holy sites, the Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said on Tuesday.

    The man's lawyer told reporters that the Shin Bet was...

  • IDF vs. Shin Bet and two more notes on a ‘Third Intifada’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 13, 2014 | 4:08 am

    1.

    If you are under the impression that a third Palestinian Intifada has begun – in recent days we’ve seen many occurrences of violence both in the West Bank and within Israel – the embarrassing fight between Israel’s military (IDF) and Israel’s internal security service (Shin...

  • From Hamas to Shin Bet agent: Mosab Hassan Yousef

    By Tom Tugend

    September 3, 2014 | 1:20 pm

    Few human relationships are as complex and intriguing as one between an intelligence agent and a potential informer, with the Middle East as an ideal proving ground for this thesis, at least cinematically.

    Last year, Israel’s “Bethlehem” and the Palestinian “Omar” vied for an...

  • Shin Bet: Hamas West Bank operation aimed to topple P.A., start third intifada

    August 18, 2014 | 11:02 am

    Hamas planned to start a third intifada and seize control of the West Bank from Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, the Shin Bet security service said.

    On Monday, the Shin Bet said it arrested 93 Hamas operatives in the West Bank in May and June who were planning a...

  • 150 Palestinians arrested in raids on southern Gaza

    July 24, 2014 | 8:35 am

    Israeli troops in southern Gaza arrested 150 Palestinians, dozens of whom surrendered voluntarily to the soldiers.

    About 70 of the arrested Gazan Palestinians, who are suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks, were transferred for interrogation, The Times of Israel reported,...

  • Shin Bet releases details of murder of Palestinian teen

    July 14, 2014 | 8:41 am

    Israel’s Shin Bet security service released the details of the murder of Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir.

    Three suspects, one age 30 and the other two minor, from Jerusalem and its environs, have confessed to the murder, according to the Shin Bet, which released a report on...

  • Netanyahu: Murderers of Palestinian teen to face ‘full weight of law’

    July 7, 2014 | 8:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged following arrests in the murder of a Palestinian teen that the killers “will face the full weight of the law.”

    Israel’s Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that it had arrested “several Jewish suspects” in the kidnap and...

  • Israel names two Hamas militants as key suspects in kidnappings

    June 26, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Israel on Thursday named two Hamas Islamists as leading suspects in the June 12 kidnappings of three Israeli teenagers, in the most concrete report yet of results after weeks of searches in the West Bank.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed reports that troops were seeking...

  • Israeli-Arab journalist arrested for visiting Lebanon

    April 17, 2014 | 10:16 am

    Israel arrested an Israeli-Arab journalist and political activist on suspicion that he met foreign agents after entering Lebanon illegally.

    Majed Kial, 23, was arrested this week by the Shin Bet security service after returning Saturday from a visit to Lebanon, which Israel...

  • ‘Omar’ in line for foreign language Oscar

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 19, 2014 | 11:35 am

    For cinema fans interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this is a banner year, with Oscar submissions from both sides focused on the Israeli occupation.

    Israel’s “Bethlehem,” which pits Shin Bet agents against diverse Palestinian factions eager to blow up the Jewish...

  • Jewish, Israeli-themed films vie for foreign-language Oscar

    By Tom Tugend

    December 17, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    Producers and directors in 76 countries will be biting their nails when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the Oscar nominees for best foreign-language film this week.

    Along with providing a view of cinematic skills in countries from Afghanistan to...

  • Release of Palestinian prisoners no threat, says former Shin Bet head

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2013 | 1:47 pm

    Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service, says he’s not concerned, from a security perspective, about Israel’s scheduled Oct. 30 release of 26 Palestinian prisoners who had been involved in terror attacks.

    In an Oct. 27 interview with the Journal in...

  • NYPD investigated Kahane Chai for threats against Shmuley Boteach

    September 3, 2013 | 9:51 am

    The New York Police Department investigated Kahane Chai, a militant Jewish group, for threats against Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

    Israel’s internal security service, the Shin Bet, asked the NYPD’s intelligence division to monitor the group in the late 2000s after anti-Boteach comments...

  • Kenya jails two Iranians for life for plotting attacks

    May 6, 2013 | 10:47 am

    Two Iranian men were sentenced to life in prison by a Kenyan court on Monday for planning to carry out bombings in Nairobi and other cities last year.

    Ahmad Mohammed and Sayed Mousavi were found guilty last week of planning the attacks and also possessing 33 lb of explosives....

  • Oren says ‘Gatekeepers’ makes his job harder

    March 18, 2013 | 2:41 am

    Israel's U.S. ambassador,  Michael Oren, said the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Gatekeepers" complicates his mission.

    The movie compiles interviews with six former leaders of the Shin Bet, Israel's internal security service, and records their perceptions of how successive...

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