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

    1 week ago

    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

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    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...

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  • 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...

  • 8 Palestinians arrested for near-fatal stoning

    March 15, 2013 | 9:24 am

    Israel arrested eight Palestinians suspected of causing a car accident that left an Israeli infant in critical condition.

    The suspects, who were apprehended by Israeli soldiers, Shin Bet security agents and police, are suspected of causing several injuries to Israeli civilians by...

  • Israel fears prisoner death may spark Palestinian uprising

    February 25, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air on Monday as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of a prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail has raised fears in Israel of a new uprising.

    Arafat Jaradat's death on Saturday and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates...

  • Israel-Palestinian peace talks: A ‘peace frame of mind’ is needed

    February 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

    For Israel to reach peace with the Palestinians, a fundamental adjustment of attitudes will be required — on both sides.

    It should start by both sides recognizing that peace is not a gift that one party can bestow on the other or that one party needs more than the other. It’s not...

  • Diskin: Netanyahu untrustworthy on Iran

    January 4, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Yuval Diskin, a former head of Israel’s Shin Bet security service, said he distrusts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s motives in dealing with the Iranian threat.

    “I and my colleagues were not confident of the ability of Netanyahu and Barak to lead a move on Iran,”...

  • Palestinian man killed after attacking Israeli soldiers with axe

    December 3, 2012 | 9:16 am

    A Palestinian man was shot dead after crashing his car into an Israeli army jeep in the West Bank and attacking the occupants with an axe.

    The attacker reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar," meaning God is great, and injured two of the Israeli troops in the jeep in Monday's attack...

  • Israeli Arabs charged with smuggling explosives for Hezbollah

    August 8, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Israel has charged eight Israeli-Arab citizens were charged with smuggling explosives into the country for Hezbollah.

    The residents of Nazareth and Ghajar, which is located half in Israel and half in Lebanon, were charged Wednesday in Nazareth District Court with smuggling nearly 45...

  • Israel confirms visit by Mohammed Merah

    March 26, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah visited Israel in late 2010, Israeli officials said.

    Confirming French media reports, the officials said Monday that Merah, who claimed responsibility for the murders in southern France of four Jews and three soldiers, crossed into the West Bank from...

  • Ex-Hamas turned Israeli Informant to Testify before Congress

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 25, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of the founders of Hamas who became an informant for the Israeli government, will testify on Monday, Feb. 28, before Congress, according to the Web site emetonline.com. Yousef grew up in the West Bank, but when he became disenchanted with the...

  • Isareli troops fire on Gazans, injuring 5

    November 30, 2010 | 11:24 am

    Five Palestinian workers in Gaza were injured by Israeli gunfire after entering an area that Israel has identified as a launching ground for rockets.

    The men were collecting stones Tuesday near the former Israeli community of Eli Sinai, which has been deemed a no-go zone by the...

  • Shin Bet details efforts to bring Blau back to Israel

    April 12, 2010 | 2:45 pm

    Israel’s security service wants to question a Ha’aretz journalist about the whereabouts of 2,000 classified documents.

    In an extraordinary and detailed statement on the Anat Kamm affair posted April 8 on the Shin Bet Web site, the agency said its efforts to negotiate the return of...

  • Briefs: Immigration proposal gets mixed reaction from Jewish organizations; U.S. firm fined for aiding Arab boycott

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mixed Reaction to Compromise Immigration Reform

    Jewish groups had mixed reactions to an immigration reform plan that would grant earned legalization to immigrants contributing to American society. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) said the compromise package agreed to last...
  • Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance; Shin Bet Seeks High-Tech Experts

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance

    Judea Pearl and Akbar Ahmed, a Jew and a Muslim, are the joint recipients of a new $100,000 prize for their campaign against intolerance and the roots of terrorism.

    The Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. professors were...

  • Shin Bet Links Up & Prayers for Pesach

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Shin Bet Links Up

    Israel's Shin Bet security service went online Tuesday at www.shabak.gov.il. The Hebrew-only site contains information on the domestic intelligence agency as well as application forms for would-be agents interested in countering Palestinian terrorism or foreign...

  • Intifada: No Let-up

    By Gil Sedan

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel doesn't understand the Palestinians, lamented a former official who has spent years trying to do so, and this is why Israel doesn't know how to deal with them.

    The speaker was Ami Ayalon, until recently the head of the Shin Bet security service, which fights an ongoing war...

  • All Too Familiar

    By Steven L

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It is all too familiar. An incident - sometimes initiated by an Israeli action, sometimes not - incites the Palestinian masses. Rioting ensues, followed by the Israeli army's attempts to control it, followed by horror and tragedy, shocking pictures in the media.

    The pundits declare...

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