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  • Dozens killed, more than 100 wounded in suicide attack at Istanbul airport

    June 28, 2016 | 1:56 pm

    UPDATED 4:02pm

    Three suicide bombers opened fire before blowing themselves up at the entrance to the main international airport in Istanbul, killing at least 28 people, the provincial governor said earlier.

    The number of people wounded in Tuesday's attack on Istanbul's main...

  • Suicide bomber kills 10 people, mainly Germans, in Istanbul

    January 12, 2016 | 8:47 am

    A suicide bomber thought to have crossed recently from Syria killed at least 10 people, most of them German tourists, in Istanbul's historic heart on Tuesday, in an attack Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed on Islamic State.

    All of those killed in Sultanahmet square, near the...

  • Two suicide bombers hit Hezbollah bastion in Lebanon, 43 killed

    November 12, 2015 | 1:33 pm

    At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State in a crowded residential district in Beirut's southern suburbs, a stronghold of the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah.

    The explosions were the first attacks in...

  • Suicide bombers kill 126 in Yemen mosque attacks

    March 20, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Suicide bombers in the Yemeni capital Sanaa blew themselves up during Friday prayers at two mosques used by supporters of Shi'ite rebels, killing 126 people and wounding 260, medical sources said, in the country's deadliest militant attack in years.

    Islamic State, an al Qaeda...

  • Bulgaria names suspected Burgas suicide bomber

    July 18, 2014 | 10:34 am

    Bulgaria has identified a dual Lebanese-French citizen as the alleged culprit in the suicide bombing of a bus containing Israeli tourists two years ago.

    The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office and the national security agency said Friday in a joint statement Friday that the alleged...

  • International Left Rooting for Barghouti

    By Larry Derfner

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    Progressives of the world, including those in Israel, have a thing about Marwan Barghouti and with good reason: He's so cool. He's the coolest

    Palestinian since Yasser Arafat first turned up in a keffiyeh and Ray Bans.

    Journalist Patrick Bishop put it just right recently in...

  • Islamic Group Uses Jewish Sect as Tool

    By Kevin O’Grady

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently announced that "in an effort to foster better cooperation between Muslims and Jews," its Southern California chapter, along with several California mosques and branches of the Muslim Student Association, would sponsor a...

  • A Concert of Conscience

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In choreographer Roni Kosmal-Wernik's piece about the aftermath of a suicide bombing, a dancer prowls the stage as if searching for a lost loved one. Her movements become heavy, brooding, as if she is burdened by an invisible weight.

    Inspired by a family friend's death in a 2001...

  • Community Briefs

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Wiesenthal Delegation Asks Pope to Condemn Terror

    In a 40-minute private audience Monday, Dec. 1 with Pope John Paul II, a Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation appealed to the pontiff to condemn suicide bombings and international terrorism as "crimes against God and crimes...

  • Attack Forces Israel to Strike at Syria

    By Dan Baron

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This week's Israeli airstrike on an Islamic Jihad training camp near Damascus, which followed the group's deadly suicide bombing in Haifa on Saturday, was a sign to the Arab world that Israel will not be constrained by borders when it comes to the war on terrorism.

    The attack came...

  • Fervid Moderation

    By Stuart Schoffman

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The horrifying images on Israel's Channel 10 were probably the most graphic I had ever seen on television. A suicide bomber, a Muslim religious teacher from Hebron -- himself the father of young children, had blown up a Jerusalem bus filled with ultra-Orthodox men, women and children...

  • No Response at All

    By Rabbi Ron Shulman

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A rabbi's voice must often give expression to the feelings of those with whom he or she worships on Shabbat.

    This was my experience recently following the horrific suicide bombing in Jerusalem when we prayed, as always, "Oseh shalom bim-ro-mav, hu ya-a'seh shalom alei-nu v'al kol...

  • Palestinians Show Iraq Support With Bombing

    By Naomi Segal

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Palestinian support for Iraq took on a new dimension this week with a suicide bombing in Israel that Islamic Jihad said was aimed at showing solidarity with Baghdad.

    Dozens of people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up March 30 next to a crowded...

  • Mixed Message

    By Leslie Susser

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As the Israeli army mounted a major operation in the Gaza Strip this week, questions were being asked about the ability of Israel's new, right-wing government to advance the peace process with the Palestinians.

    Israeli officials claimed the Gaza operation actually was intended to...

  • Israel Stands Firm on IDF Campaign

    By Naomi Segal

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the Byzantine politics of the Middle East, even a suicide bombing is subject to differing interpretations.

    After a suicide bomber detonated his explosives aboard a bus near Haifa on Wednesday, killing eight Israelis and wounding 14, Palestinian officials said the attack proved...

  • Sunday Mourning

    By Rabbi Daniel Gordis

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    It had been quiet for a while. Shootings every day, of course, and a couple of people killed every week, but nothing "major." We'd gone to sleep pretty early on Saturday night. And since I'd bought us a little Radio Shack Sound Machine on a recent trip to the States to drown out the...

  • Community Briefs

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Local Teacher's Brother Survives Sbarro's Blast

    Last week was particularly bad for local Milken Community High School teacher Etel Guy, whose brother was injured in the Aug. 9 Sbarro suicide bombing that killed 15 Jews.

    A day before he was set to begin service in the Golani...

  • Remembering Terrorism’s Victims

    By David Margolis

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    On this bright September afternoon, Zion Square, at the bottom of Jerusalem's downtown Ben Yehuda outdoor mall, is the usual confusion of pedestrian traffic -- shoppers, students, soldiers, tourists, all hurrying about their business in every direction. A few minutes after 1 p.m., a...
  • A Brave Show of

    By Eric Silver

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "When's our luck going to run out?" my wife askedafter last week's triple suicide bombing on Jerusalem's Ben-Yehudashopping street. "They're getting nearer every time." It was one ofthose days when people phone around to count their friends.

    We live downtown. In March 1996, one of the...

  • Guilt and Responsibility

    By Yoram Ben Ze

    August 14, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Since the barbarous July 30 bombings that claimed the lives of 13innocent Israelis, we have heard and read the following claim: Notonly was the atrocity predictable, but it was also a direct result ofIsrael's recent actions. I strongly take issue with this.

    This argument lacks both...

  • Coping

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 7, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    En route home were Alice and Leo Howard and their 14-year-old grandsons, Yoni Howard and Adam Blitz, all of whom had survived the July 30 suicide bombings in Jerusalem's crowded Mahane Yehuda.

    After the El Al jet landed, the relatives greeted each other with hugs and tears and counted...