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  • Istanbul bomber did not deliberately target Israelis, investigation finds

    April 25, 2016 | 4:10 pm

    A suicide bomber who killed three Israelis in an attack in Istanbul did not target the Israeli tour group, Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau has determined.

    The attacker, who detonated himself on March 19 as the Israeli tour group left a restaurant in the major Turkish city, was...

  • State Department says U.S. citizen was suicide bomber in Syria

    May 30, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    The U.S. State Department on Friday confirmed that an American citizen carried out a suicide bombing in Syria.

    The bomber, who called himself Abu Hurayra al-Amriki, carried out one of four suicide bombings on May 25 in Syria's Idlib province on behalf of Jabhat al-Nusra, al...

  • Arab Lawyers Union honors terrorist who killed 21 Israelis in Haifa

    October 18, 2012 | 9:39 am

    The Palestine Committee of the Arab Lawyers Union recently bestowed its “highest honor” on female suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, who killed 21 Israelis in a 2003 attack on Maxim’s restaurant in Haifa, Palestinian Media Watch reported on its website here.

    Jaradat, who worked as a...

  • Would-be suicide bomber tells Gaza children to be like her

    October 19, 2011 | 11:06 am

    A would-be Palestinian suicide bomber freed by Israel in the prisoner swap for soldier Gilad Shalit told cheering schoolchildren in the Gaza Strip the day after her release Wednesday she hoped they would follow her example.

    “I hope you will walk the same path we took and God...

  • 31 dead, 130 hurt in suicide bomb at Moscow’s busiest airport

    January 24, 2011 | 8:46 am

    At least 31 people were killed and 130 wounded Monday in a suicide blast at Domodedovo airport in Moscow, Russian Health Ministry officials said.

    Smoke wafted out of the baggage claim area and people were seen running out of the emergency exits at Russia’s busiest airport, local media reported.

    Russian officials branded the bombing a terrorist attack and President Dmitry Medvedev vowed Monday that those behind the explosion would be “tracked down and punished.”

    Read more at HAARETZ.com.

  • Pew Poll finds some U.S. Muslims support suicide bombing

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Don't be a suicide bomber, these Arabic-language public service announcements urge
    Ahmed Billoo is the product of an upper-middle-class Alhambra home. He grew up going to the local mosque on Fridays and holidays, playing sports with friends and enjoying the blessings of a...
  • Films: Thwarted suicide bombers get ‘hell,’ not glory

    By Tom Tugend

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sixteen-year-old Hassan is deeply frustrated because he was caught by Israeli police before he could blow himself up, together with the targeted Israeli civilians.

    "If I had been killed, my mother would call it a blessing," he says. "My family and 70 relatives would have gone to...

  • Salman Rushdie Q & A: there's a fascination with death among suicide bombers

    By Erich Follath

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Salman Rushdie, 59, has spent many years thinking and writing about terrorism. In this interview with political author Erich Follath, which appeared last month in Der Spiegel and is reprinted here with permission, Rushdie reflects on why apparently normal young men turn to terror,...
  • Nation & World Briefs

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Upholds Contested Immigration Law

    Israeli Arabs are upset after Israel's top court upheld a controversial law that prevents Palestinians married to Israeli Arabs from living in Israel.

    By a vote of 6-5, the High Court of Justice on Sunday rejected petitions filed against the...

  • The Goalie of Oz

    By Emily Pauker

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Oz Iluz loved to play goalie on his soccer team, but wasn't too keen on math or the math exam that awaited him. So the 12-year-old didn't really want to get on the small No. 14 bus in Jerusalem on that February morning in 2004.

    A suicide bomber also boarded the bus, killing eight,...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    July 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Suicide Bomber Kills 3, Injures 24 at Netanya Mall

    At least three people were killed and 24 wounded in a suicide bombing in the Israeli city of Netanya on Tuesday. Islamic Jihad released a statement claiming responsibility for the blast at a shopping mall.

    The 18-year-old bomber's...

  • Short Films, Big Messages

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In Sidney Lumet's searing short film, "The Rachel Aria," a fanatical Jew tears a Torah scroll while making a horrific vow: He's decided to let himself and his adopted child be boiled alive rather than convert to Christianity; he won't save her by revealing she's actually the daughter...

  • Safe—and Sorry

    By Miriam Lewis

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Early Friday morning a few weeks ago, I was on a bus to Jerusalem's Central Bus Station. I planned to take another bus from there to Mevasseret Tzion, a suburb of Jerusalem, to get a ride to Bet Shemesh for my weekly job in a school there. I was right on schedule. On the bus, I went...

  • Is There a Hole in the Fence Plan?

    By Leslie Susser

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The burnt-out hulk of an Israeli bus destroyed by a Palestinian suicide bomber had just arrived at The Hague on Sunday, when a second bus was blown up at a busy intersection in Jerusalem.

    The first bus -- the remains of a Palestinian bomber's work in Jerusalem on Jan. 29 -- was...

  • Bombing Hits Close to Home for Group

    By Michael S. Arnold

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon was describing the Palestinian Authority's strategy of terrorism, when a small commotion erupted in the corner of the room.

    One of Ya'alon's aides swiftly scribbled a note and passed it to the Israeli army chief of staff, who hardly skipped a beat in his...

  • Suicide bomb in Jerusalem kills 10

    By Dina Kraft

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    JERUSALEM, Jan. 29 (JTA) -- "How will I find anyone alive?" the 21-year-old security guard asked as he broke down the door and climbed onto the charred ruins of bus no. 19,...

  • The Soul of Judaism

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Binny Freedman, the educational director of the international Jewish organization Isralight, was nonchalantly eating his baked ziti in the back of Jerusalem's Sbarro's pizza store when a suicide bomber detonated his bomb there.

    "It was the loudest explosion I have ever heard,...

  • The Making of a Potential Suicide Bomber

    By Uri Avnery

    November 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Since last Sunday, a question has been running around in my head and troubling my sleep: What induced the young Palestinian, who broke into Kibbutz Metzer, to aim his weapon at a mother and her two little children and kill them?

    In war, one does not kill children. That is a...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Four Israelis Killed This Week

    At least two Israelis were killed and 32 injured by a Palestinian suicide bomber at a shopping center in the city of Kfar Saba on Nov. 4. Two infants were among those wounded after the bomber set off his explosives at an electronics store in...

  • 2002 terror attacks

    By Journal Staff

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Jan. 15 Palestinian gunmen kill an elderly Israeli American who drives into the Bethlehem area.

    Jan. 17 Six Israelis are killed and 33 injured when a Palestinian terrorist with an assault rifle attacks guests at a bat mitzvah celebration in Hadera.

    Jan. 22 A Palestinian terrorist...

  • Being Good Neighbors

    By Yehoshua Halevi

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When a suicide bomber walked unimpeded into a crowded supermarket in Efrat earlier this month and set off a small bomb, the explosion damaged a section of the store's bakery. Miraculously, no Jews were injured by the blast, but the Arab casualties were believed significant.


  • The Wounded Have Names

    By Rob Eshman

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Last Saturday night, someone told me 85 people had been killed by a suicide bomber in Haifa. I ran to the computer to check cnn.com, and for an instant was relieved to discover the death toll was in fact 15.

    That's just how awful our world has become.

    We are relieved when only 15...

  • Sbarro’s Aftermath

    By Rabbi Binny Friedman

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Erev Shabbat.

    Her eyes, I think, will stay with me forever. Imploring, beseeching, full of so much sadness. I think the shock of where and how she was, was sinking in. I can't begin to describe all that was in those eyes.

    Thursday, Aug. 9, the 20th of Av. On my way to work, I found...

  • The Debate

    By Rob Eshman

    August 16, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Another gut-wrenching week.

    With the murder of American Shoshana Greenbaum by a Palestinian suicide bomber, the violence in Israel turned even more tragic, if that is possible, and even more personal. As our Religion Editor Julie Gruenbaum Fax, a former classmate of Greenbaum's at...

  • A 17-Year-Old Mourns

    By Tom Tugend

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    One week after a suicide bomber had killed seven of her schoolmates, among 21 dead, 17-year old Olga Bakharakh, president of the student council at the Shevach Moffet magnet school in Tel Aviv, spoke at a shiva (mourning ceremony) to the families of the dead and wounded students.


  • Heeding a Tenuous Cease-Fire

    By Eric Silver

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The suicide bombing last Friday night that killed 20 young Israelis outside a beach-front disco in Tel Aviv trans-formed Israel's international image from bully boy to victim. The Palestinians reverted overnight to their old role as the bad guys.

    German Foreign Minister Joschka...

  • The Home Front

    By Larry Derfner

    March 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Standing with the crowd in Netanya where, hours before, a Palestinian suicide bomber had killed three Israelis and himself, local carpenter Ya'acov Ohayon was asked if he thought the public -- the home front -- was ready for more of the same, or worse.

    "Are they ready?" he replied....

  • Up Front

    By Rob Eshman

    October 2, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Photo illustration by Carvin Knowles

    The Sukkah Patch?

    The annual fall festival and pumpkin patch is along tradition at the Farmer's Market at Third and Fairfax. Thisyear, it will host an even longer tradition: the building of asukkah.

    In conjunction with the Skirball Cultural...

  • The Youngest Victim

    By Eric Silver

    August 7, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    For Olga and Yevgeny Pesachovitch, it was as if their son, Grisha, died three times. The 15-year-old Russian immigrant boy was the youngest of the 13 Israeli civilians killed by the twin suicide bombers who blew themselves up in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market last Wednesday. His...