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  • ‘Anonymous Soldiers’ looks at terrorism from another troubling angle

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    1 week ago

    “Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947” by Bruce Hoffman (Knopf) offers an uncomfortable but crucial message: Terrorism works. And the book is all the more disturbing because the examples Hoffman considers are the Irgun and Lehi (perhaps better known as the “Stern...

  • How much does it cost to watch a suspected militant? Lots.

    1 week ago

    In 2011, U.S. intelligence informed French authorities that a French citizen had slipped into Yemen, probably for terrorist training. In November, the French security services placed the man, Said Kouachi, under surveillance. They wiretapped his mobile phone, as well as that of his...

  • Israel attack victims awarded over $218 million in PLO trial in NY

    1 week ago

    A U.S. jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218 million for providing material support to terrorists, a victory for Americans suing over attacks in the Jerusalem area more than a decade ago.

    The verdict in the...

  • What a convert can tell the Jews of Europe* and anywhere else

    By Diana Emuna

    2 weeks ago

    It has been over a month since Islamic extremists attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdot and killed Jews in France.  Last weekend the Jews of Denmark and those who appreciate free speech were attacked.  On Sunday, commentator Tucker Carlson was interviewing a witness in Denmark who...

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  • State spokesperson unaware Jews killed in Paris

    3 weeks ago

    The State Department is backing up President Barack Obama’s assertion in an interview with Vox that the victims of a terrorist attack on a kosher deli in Paris last month were targeted at “random.” The lead spokesperson for the State Department, Jen Psaki, said Tuesday: “They were...

  • Bombing victims testify at U.S. trial on PLO role in Israel attacks

    February 2, 2015 | 2:16 pm

    Seconds after the blast hit downtown Jerusalem, Jamie Sokolow lay on the ground, her right eye damaged by shrapnel and her face feeling as though someone had set it aflame.

    "I thought, 'I'm 12 years old, I'm from New York, and I’m going to die,'" she testified in Manhattan...

  • Would I leave France?

    By David Suissa

    January 21, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    When we discussed the cover headline for the Journal’s story this week on the troubled Jews of France, we debated two options: “Should Jews leave?” or “Would you leave?” The first option was about “them,” while the second was more about us.

    In the end, we went for clarity and...

  • Would you stay in France?

    By Michael Berenbaum

    January 21, 2015 | 11:43 am

    In the wake of the horrific terrorist killings in France, my heart took many turns. First there was shock, soon replaced by grief, then anger, followed by resolve. Now it may be time for reflection.

    The response from the French and then the Israelis to the two attacks raised some...

  • Israelis bury French terror victims in the Holy Land

    By Simone Wilson

    January 13, 2015 | 4:08 pm

    Less than a week after the murder of four French Jews in a kosher grocery store by an Islamic terrorist in Paris, the bodies of Yoav Hattab, 21; Yohan Cohen, 22; Philippe Braham, 45; and Francois-Michel Saada, 63; were flown to Israel for burial. 

    Their grieving family members...

  • Tough love for Islam

    By David Suissa

    January 13, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    We’re conditioned to respect all religions. But what happens when we’re confronted with a religion that looks more like a political ideology? When I criticize Islam, I don’t criticize its spiritual beauty; I criticize the fact that in too many places around the world, the religion...

  • No Americans in Paris: U.S. absence draws criticism at home

    January 12, 2015 | 12:45 pm

    A Republican U.S. senator lambasted the White House on Monday for not sending a top American official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in that city, and a New York tabloid headline screamed "You let the world down."

    The image of Israeli Prime Minister...

  • What “Charlie” knows

    By Diana Emuna

    January 11, 2015 | 6:43 am

    Stephane Charbonnier of Charlie Hebdot was unafraid. Charlie Hebdot published cartoons that made fun of Christians, Jews and Muslims.  Charbonnier said  he would rather “die on his feet than live on his knees.”  He and his colleagues knew the risks.  They were threatened and their...

  • The Paris-Pindi Connection

    By Mahim Maher

    January 10, 2015 | 3:08 am

    The manhunt for the French terrorists had barely ended when more violence was being reported—in Pakistan.

    As I waited for a flight back home from the US, I watched BBC and CNN reporting the hunt for the two Muslim men accused of killing 12 people at French magazine Charlie...

  • Speaking truth to terror

    January 8, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    In the wake of the acts of assassination and terror directed by Islamic extremists against the editor and cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, a number of media news outlets, including CNN, Fox Cable, the Associated Press, MSNBC, ABC, the British-based Jewish...

  • Police hunting for three French nationals over Paris shooting

    January 7, 2015 | 1:31 pm

    Police are searching for two brothers from the Paris region and a man from the northeastern city of Reims, all French nationals, over Wednesday's shooting attack at satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, a police official and government source said.

    The three include two...

  • Terrorism isn’t madness

    December 29, 2014 | 12:02 pm

    Each time a terrorist act occurs in the world, the specter of madness looms on the horizon.

    On Oct. 22, 2014, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau fatally wounded a soldier on Parliament Hill in Ottawa before being shot by the police. A Muslim convert and a drug addict, he didn’t have any...

  • Synagogue Slaughter Aforethought

    November 26, 2014 | 9:43 am

    Last Tuesday morning: five Jewish men head to synagogue in Har Nof—to pray for peace. Same morning: two Palestinians head to same synagogue—to murder them. It has been only one week since the tragic day. In fewer than 48 hours, supporters of the Har Nof community rallied online and...

  • In Israel, no one’s backing down from a Third Intifada

    By Simone Wilson

    November 12, 2014 | 3:25 pm

    On the platform of the central bus stop and hitchhiking post for Gush Etzion, a Jewish settlement bloc that spills over Israel’s eastern border into Palestinian territory, wet sand was poured on Nov. 11 to cover a human-sized blood stain from the night before. 

    Israeli mother...

  • Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

    October 22, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.

    U.S. officials said there was no specific indication of a similar attack in the United States, but reinforced...

  • Good Malala, bad Malala

    By Mahim Maher

    October 14, 2014 | 12:24 am

    We are giving a famous and well-respected foreign journalist a tour of the newsroom’s art department. He stares at the screen where one of our guys is working on art for our BIG MALALA LEDE.

    “‘Gee, getting shot was the best thing that ever happened to me’… you guys should put...

  • Pope, Peres discuss ‘U.N. of religions’ at Vatican meeting

    By tessc

    September 4, 2014 | 12:07 pm

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and proposed a “U.N. of religions” to fight terrorism.

    The Vatican said the pope and Peres held a “long” and “very cordial” discussion on Thursday.

    During the 45-minute meeting, Peres described his idea...

  • When God Cries

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    August 21, 2014 | 7:04 am

    In the absence of light we call night
    my children fall into the trusted dreams of tooth fairies and twirling ballerinas
    and through the sizzling silence
    I hear God crying.

    The tears are not kosher, nor halal, nor salty, nor of the cross.

    Pharaoh killed Hebrews’ first born...

  • Chief suspect describes murder of Palestinian teen Mohammed Khdeir

    August 12, 2014 | 11:54 am

    The chief suspect in the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir described the killing in testimony released by Israel’s police.

    In the account released Tuesday, Yosef Haim Ben-David, 29, describes setting out on the night of July 2 with two 16-year-old accomplices to...

  • Peter Himmelman’s new music video takes on Israel-Gaza conflict

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2014 | 8:29 pm

    In Peter Himmelman’s  new music video of his song “Maximum Restraint,” the folk-rocker combines searing images of the conflict in Gaza with lyrics staunchly supporting Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas terrorism.

    The angry, even sarcastic song has come as something of...

  • Israeli gets jail time in Sweden for terrorism threats

    July 25, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    An Israeli citizen who threatened to commit terrorism in Sweden after his asylum request there was denied has been sentenced to two years in prison.

    Amram Ivri, 43, was sent to jail and made to pay $14,080 in fines and legal fees Friday for actions he committed last month, the...

  • We will defend Israel

    July 24, 2014 | 12:13 pm

    I remember it like yesterday. Blissfully ignorant of the horror that had been unfolding, I happily sent my kids off to school in Los Angeles, California that fateful morning of September 11, 2001. Within the hour, all children returned to the nestled safety of their homes, as we...

  • Fighting Against the “Terrorist” Within

    By Beit T'shuvah

    July 18, 2014 | 2:07 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit here at the computer thinking about what am I going to write about, I am conflicted. As always, when conflicted, I speak to my wife, Harriet Rossetto, and she gives me her advice and take on things. I know that Harriet wants me to enthusiastically...

  • Murdered Palestinian teen designated as terror victim

    July 17, 2014 | 1:06 pm

    Israel recognized the murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir as a victim of terror.

    The decision by the Ministry of Defense followed the indictment Thursday of three Jewish Israelis in the slaying, the ministry said in a statement, as well as the findings from the...

  • U.S. designates Sinai group that attacked Israel as terrorist

    April 18, 2014 | 10:47 am

    The Obama administration designated a Sinai-based group as terrorist in part because of its attacks on Israel. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) shares an ideology with al-Qaeda but is not a formal affiliate, the U.S. State Department said in a statement April 9.

    The group “was...

  • Netanyahu lauds deadly West Bank raid to nab terrorist

    March 24, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the security forces that took part in a deadly operation in the West Bank to arrest a Hamas terrorist.

    The suspect and at least two others were killed in the raid in the Jenin refugee camp on Saturday morning.

    “Our policy is to...

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