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  • The unending cost of killing the Iran deal

    2 weeks ago

    In his 2006 book, “The Accidental Empire,” Gershom Gorenberg writes of Israel’s breathtakingly subtle, yet relentlessly evolving occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan.  He points out that a then young Amoz Oz warned of the “moral destruction” and corruption that comes to...

  • Hushed Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation continues

    3 weeks ago

    In the aftermath of back-to-back terrorist attacks – one perpetrated by Jewish terrorists against a Palestinian family, killing an 18-month toddler; and one carried out by a Palestinian terrorist on a mother of three young children – Israeli and Palestinian security officials are...

  • Murder at Jerusalem gay parade triggers introspection and accusation

    3 weeks ago

    In the aftermath of the stabbing attack at last week’s Jerusalem Gay Pride parade that left a 16-year old Shiri Banki dead and five other marchers wounded, Israelis find themselves embroiled in an intense debate, the heart of which is the degree to which society is responsible for...

  • Many in Boston unmoved by marathon bomber’s apology

    June 24, 2015 | 5:22 pm

    Before he was sentenced to death on Wednesday, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized in court for his role in the attack and its aftermath that claimed four lives and injured 264.

    But few in Boston, from the survivors of the April 15, 2013 attack to the city's...

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  • Indian intelligence warns of possible terror attack on Israeli targets

    June 22, 2015 | 2:21 pm

    Intelligence agencies in India have warned of a possible terror attack on Israeli targets in the country.

    Potential targets include the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi or Israeli tourists, according to reports. New Delhi police have beefed up security around the Israeli Embassy, The...

  • Man in Boston terrorism probe faces charges, report alleges beheading plan

    June 3, 2015 | 10:33 am

    A Massachusetts man detained under a terrorism probe faces charges in federal court on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said, as local media reported the man and an associate who police shot dead on Tuesday had planned to try to behead a police officer.

    Police arrested the man,...

  • Israeli man killed after Palestinian drives car into Jerusalem bus stop

    April 16, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    A Palestinian man from eastern Jerusalem drove his car into two Israelis waiting at a bus stop, killing one and critically injuring the other.

    Police are investigating whether the late Wednesday night incident in the French Hill neighborhood, near the border of eastern and...

  • Obama tells Congress he plans to remove Cuba from terrorism list

    April 14, 2015 | 3:51 pm

    President Barack Obama told Congress on Tuesday he intends to remove Cuba from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, clearing the way for restoring diplomatic relations and reopening embassies shut for more than half a century.

    Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro sat down...

  • Lassana Bathily: The Muslim who saved French Jews

    By David Suissa

    April 9, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of Lassana Bathily, a French-speaking African-born Muslim, just 24, whom I met on his recent visit to Los Angeles.

    It’s early Friday afternoon on Jan. 9, and Bathily is at work at the Hyper Cacher market in Paris, where he has been living since...

  • Al Shabaab kills at least 147 at Kenyan university; siege ends

    April 2, 2015 | 12:30 pm

    Gunmen from the Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed a university in Kenya and killed at least 147 people on Thursday, in the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. embassy was bombed in 1998.

    The siege ended nearly 15 hours after the Somali group's gunmen shot their...

  • Israelis are not that weird

    By David Suissa

    March 19, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    Peace lovers everywhere are depressed about all those Israelis who voted for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some of these peace lovers are in near hysterics because, well, they're so sure of themselves. They're sure that a vote for Bibi was a vote against peace, and that a vote...

  • Dieudonne convicted of condoning terrorism

    March 19, 2015 | 11:41 am

    The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was found guilty of condoning terrorism for social media posts sympathizing with the Islamist gunman who killed four Jews at a Paris-area kosher supermarket.

    On Wednesday, a Paris court gave Dieudonne a suspended two-month jail...

  • The Rational Emotions exchange, part 1: Waffling on the fight against terrorism

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 11, 2015 | 4:02 am

     Eyal Winter, is the Silverzweig Professor of Economics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor of Economics The University of Leicester. His research interests include microeconomics, finance, game theory and behavioral economics.

    This exchange focuses on Winter's...

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

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    February 25, 2015 | 12:43 pm

    “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.

    February 24, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    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

    February 23, 2015 | 10:20 am

    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

    February 17, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    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...

  • State spokesperson unaware Jews killed in Paris

    February 10, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    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 MM

    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...

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