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  • Palestinian hunger strikers denied release

    May 7, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal for the release of two hunger-striking Palestinians.

    In its decision on Monday, the court reportedly said that Bilal Diab, 27, of Jenin, and Thaer Halahla, 33, of Hebron, both members of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, remained a...

  • Ohio charity removed from terrorist list

    May 2, 2012 | 10:20 am

    A now-defunct Muslim charity was removed from a U.S. government list of suspected terrorist organizations following a legal battle of more than four years.

    KindHearts for Charitable Humanitarian Development Inc., reached a settlement with the Treasury Department on Tuesday that...

  • Dept. of Justice response on prosecuting Palestinian killers unsatisfying for lawmakers

    April 18, 2012 | 10:00 am

    U.S. House lawmakers want more answers after the Department of Justice reiterated the obstacles it says stand in the way of prosecuting alleged Palestinian terrorists who killed Americans.

    Assistant Attorney General Ronald Welch in his April 5 letter was responding to a March 1...

  • Iran says it has arrested ‘Zionist regime-backed terrorist team’

    April 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Iran said on Tuesday it had identified a “major terrorist group” it said was affiliated to its arch-foe Israel and had arrested some of its members, the official IRNA news agency reported, citing an Intelligence Ministry report.

    Tensions are running high between Iran and Israel,...

  • Israelis advised to steer clear of Jordan and Egypt, among other travel spots

    March 22, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Jordan and Egypt, due to “concrete terrorist threats,” are singled out on a travel advisory for Israelis during Passover and other upcoming holidays.

    Israel’s National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau in Israel came out with the advisory on Wednesday.  It also called on...

  • U.S. Treasury looking into Gov. Rendell fees from terror group

    March 13, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization.

    The Treasury Department is seeking to subpoena records of payments made by backers of the...

  • Azerbaijan arrests terror suspects

    February 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Suspected terrorists with links to Iran and Hezbollah were arrested in Azerbaijan, while bombs intended for use against Israeli targets in Thailand’s capital were discovered hidden in inexpensive portable radios.

    The suspects in Azerbaijan are accused of planning terrorist attacks...

  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

  • Israeli planes attack Gaza sites

    January 24, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Israel’s Air Force attacked terrorist sites in the Gaza Strip.

    The targets hit after midnight on Monday night included a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza, two terror tunnels in northern Gaza, and a third terror tunnel in southern Gaza, according to the Israel Defense...

  • Second Fogel family killer sentenced to five life sentences

    January 16, 2012 | 9:53 pm

    A second Palestinian man was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the murder of five members of the Fogel family in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Amjad Awad, 19, was sentenced Monday in a West Bank military court. He was convicted in November for the March 11 murders in...

  • Rocket hits southern Israel after IDF Gaza strikes

    December 28, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    A rocket hit southern Israel hours after the Israeli military struck what it said were two terrorist squads in Gaza.

    The Kassam rocket that was fired into the western Negev from Gaza on Wednesday morning failed to detonate, according to reports.

    On Tuesday night, the Israeli...

  • Israeli airstrike hits Gaza terrorist squad

    December 27, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    The Israeli army said it attacked a terrorist squad in Gaza.

    The squad had been involved in recent terrorist activity against Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement issued Tuesday night. One man was killed in Tuesday’s air strike, a 20-year-old member of Islamic Jihad, according to Palestinian reports.

    The hit was a joint IDF-Israel Security Agency operation. The IDF in its statement held Hamas responsible for all terrorist activity emanating from Gaza.

    Rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Sunday and Monday.

  • Funny business in Israel

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 9, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    Top American comedians, including Maryellen Hooper, John Mulrooney and Saleem, travel to Israel to fundraise for the Koby Mandell Foundation.  The foundation is headed by Avi Liberman and provides “support to family members of victims of terror,” reports the Jerusalem Post

  • Opinion: Shalit deal only worsens the conflict

    October 24, 2011 | 2:16 pm

    No one should mistake the afterglow in Israel from the release of Gilad Shalit, or the rare sight of Israelis and Palestinians showing mutual flexibility and actually concluding an agreement, as hopeful signs for the prospects of peace. Just the opposite: Shalit’s release, in...

  • Iranian plot included Israeli embassy in Argentina

    October 14, 2011 | 11:34 am

    An Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States, thwarted earlier this week, also involved an attack the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires. 

    American-Iranian Manssor Arbabsiar, arrested Oct. 11in the Saudi ambassador murder plot, was also planning an...

  • Hamas denies responsibility for Israel attack

    August 18, 2011 | 11:49 am

    A senior Israeli official said the gunmen, unable to cross into Israel through the heavily patrolled border with the Gaza Strip, had gone into the Sinai and then infiltrated from there into southern Israel.

    The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, condemned the attack, telling...

  • Witness: Pakistani intelligence official ordered Chabad house attack

    May 26, 2011 | 10:49 am

    Pakistani government intelligence official directed terrorists to attack the Mumbai Chabad house in their November 2008 rampage through the Indian city, a witness in the terror trial testified.

    David Coleman Headley, a Pakistani American who has confessed to conducting surveillance...

  • Report: Bin Laden’s journal urged al-Qaida to hit Los Angeles, not just New York [VIDEO]

    May 12, 2011 | 11:04 am

    Files taken from Osama bin Laden’s compound reveal intent to plan another 9/11-scale attack on cities like Los Angeles, the Associated Press reports.

    He was well aware of U.S. counterterrorist defenses and schooled his followers how to work around them, the messages to his followers...

  • Two alleged terrorists arrested in New York

    May 12, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Two men who allegedly intended to mount a terrorist attack in New York City, likely on a synagogue, were arrested.

    The men were arrested late Wednesday after a sting operation, The New York Times reported. The newspaper cited a person briefed on the matter as saying that the men had...

  • Wikileaks: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed says he beheaded Daniel Pearl despite warnings

    April 26, 2011 | 3:33 pm

    From LATimes.com:

    A senior Al Qaeda military commander strongly warned Khalid Shaikh Mohammed not to kill Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, cautioning him “it would not be wise to murder Pearl” and that he should “be returned back to one of the previous groups who...

  • Israel/Wikileaks: ‘Hezbollah expected to launch 100 missiles a day at Tel Aviv’

    April 8, 2011 | 8:18 am

    Israeli officials expect Hezbollah to fire about 500 missiles a day at Israel, including 100 that will reach Tel Aviv, in the next war.

    A batch of U.S. diplomatic leaks shared with Israeli newspapers through WikiLeaks were published Friday. Summaries of conversations in 2009...

  • Reactions to the Jerusalem bombing

    March 25, 2011 | 1:14 am

    We heard the news over the radio at my office in the West Bank. The initial reports were more detailed in Hebrew, but more confusing for it – a suicide attack in Jerusalem turned out to be an unattended bomb outside a bus stop across the street from the Central Bus Station. Two...

  • One woman killed, over 30 injured in bomb explosion in Jerusalem [UPDATE]

    March 23, 2011 | 10:28 am

    One woman was killed and at least three dozen people were injured when a bomb exploded in central Jerusalem.

    Two of the injuries in the attack, which took place shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, were considered serious, according to news reports citing Magen David Adom, Israel’s...

  • State Dept. condemns naming of square for Palestinian terrorist

    March 18, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The State Department issued an explicit condemnation of the naming of a square in a West Bank town for a Palestinian terrorist.

    “We are disturbed by reports that a town square in the West Bank has been renamed in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, who was a terrorist responsible for an attack...

  • West Bank square dedicated for Palestinian terrorist

    March 13, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Palestinians in an official ceremony named a town square in the West Bank after a terrorist involved in killing 37 Israelis.

    Members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction were on hand Sunday for the unveiling of a plaque in memory of Dalal Mughrabi in...

  • U.N. agency pitches in on, then disavows campaign glorifying terrorist

    February 10, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    A television campaign airing in Arab countries to address women’s issues, produced in cooperation with a United Nations agency, glorifies a female Palestinian terrorist.

    The United Nations Population Fund, an international development agency that promotes a life of health and equal...

  • Gas pipeline explosion in Egypt was terror related, probe finds

    February 8, 2011 | 10:16 am

    An explosion in an Egyptian natural gas line in the Sinai Peninsula, which cut off supplies to Israel, was the result of terrorism, according to an Egyptian investigation.

    Egyptian Judge Abdel Nasser el-Tayeb, the chief investigator of the Feb. 5 explosion, said Monday that four...

  • IDF secures Egypt border fearing terrorist infiltration from Sinai

    February 1, 2011 | 12:43 am

    In light of the unrest in Egypt, Israel has been preparing for the possibility that tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in that country could flood across the border into Israel in fear of their lives.

    Army and Border Police forces have been beefed up along the Egyptian...

  • Bombing at Moscow airport seen as terrorism [VIDEO]

    January 24, 2011 | 11:20 am

    A bombing at the busiest airport in Moscow that killed at least 31 and injured 130 is being called a terrorist attack by Russian officials.

    “From the preliminary information we have, it was a terror attack,” Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said of Monday’s attack on the Domodedovo...

  • 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.

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