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  • Israeli gets jail time in Sweden for terrorism threats

    4 days ago

    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...

  • Threatening caller to Toulouse school gets jail term

    September 25, 2013 | 9:49 am

    A man who made death threats against the Jewish school in Toulouse where Mohammed Merah killed four people last year was ordered jailed for a year.

    Lucien Abdelrhafor, 20, in an expedited court procedure Monday also received an additional year’s suspended jail term for phoning in...

  • Netanyahu urges ‘military sanctions’ threat against Iran

    February 27, 2013 | 6:39 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Wednesday to threaten Iran with "military sanctions," saying economic measures are failing to curb Tehran's nuclear drive.

    "I believe it is incumbent upon the international community to intensify the...

  • Statement from Wilshire Blvd. Temple on bomb threat

    December 18, 2012 | 12:55 pm

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    Early this morning, we received a bomb threat specific to the Temple campus in the Mid-Wilshire district. Our immediate action was to close the facility and make sure all of our families and staff who attend school and work there were informed of the closure,...

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  • Former IDF commander: Iranian nuclear threat not imminent

    August 24, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Gabi Ashkenazi, the former Israeli military chief of staff, said that the threat to Israel from a nuclear Iran was not imminent.

    Ashkenazi, who was chief of staff from 2007 until February 2011, was filmed saying at a recent lecture: “Anyone who thinks that there’ll be an...

  • Joint Chiefs’ Dempsey: Israel and U.S. see Iran threat differently

    August 20, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Israel is facing an “existential” threat from Iran that the United States does not view with the same urgency.

    Dempsey made the remarks to reporters late Sunday while on a flight to Afghanistan, and they were...

  • Israeli soccer team under ‘severe threat’ in Hungary, coach says

    August 16, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    The Israeli national soccer team was warned of a “severe threat” to their safety in Budapest where they played a friendly match against Hungary on Wednesday, Israel’s coach said.

    After returning to Tel Aviv on Thursday, coach Eli Guttman said the Israeli delegation had been warned...

  • No immediate threats for High Holy Day security, but warnings to stay vigilant

    By Ryan Torok

    August 14, 2012 | 5:40 pm

    The Los Angeles Jewish community is not facing any security threats related to the High Holidays, but local institutions should still be vigilant, the Anti-Defamation League’s Pacific Southwest division said at a community briefing Tuesday.

    “We want to be open and welcoming, but...

  • Ahmadinejad: World goal must be to ‘annihilate’ Israel

    August 3, 2012 | 9:07 am

    Many thousands of Iranians shouted “Death to America, death to Israel” during state-organized protests on Friday and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told them there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.

    Iran, penalized by tough Western sanctions, faces the threat...

  • Russia tells Syria Chemical Arms Threat Unacceptable

    July 25, 2012 | 8:57 am

    Russia has told the Syrian government clearly that it is unacceptable to threaten to use chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday in its strongest condemnation of a recent warning by a Syrian official.

    In a meeting with Syria’s ambassador to Moscow, Deputy...

  • Iran says test-fires missiles over threats of attack

    July 3, 2012 | 8:52 am

    Iran said on Tuesday it had successfully tested medium-range missiles capable of hitting Israel as a response to threats of attack, the latest move in a war of nerves with the West.

    Israel says it could attack Iran if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to its disputed nuclear energy...

  • Israel’s counterterrorism bureau upgrades Tunisian threat

    May 3, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Israel’s counterterrorism bureau has reiterated a travel advisory to Tunisia, despite plans to reinstate an annual pilgrimage to the grave of a Jewish mystic.

    The National Security Council bureau said Thursday that there was a “high concrete threat” to Israeli visitors and Jewish...

  • 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...

  • Polls: Most in U.S. see Iran as threat; majority of Israelis against Iran strike

    March 1, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    A poll showed 87 percent of registered American voters believe that Iran’s suspected illegal nuclear weapons program is a threat to the United States.

    The poll commissioned by The Israel Project also found that 88 percent of respondents believed that Iran is a threat to Israel.

    ...
  • GOP candidates: Make threat against Iran clearer

    February 23, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Three of the four Republican presidential candidates said the United States should make a more explicit threat of military action against Iran.

    Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich agreed in the CNN debate on Wednesday in Arizona that the measures taken by President Obama to...

  • EU bans Iranian oil, Tehran responds with threats

    January 23, 2012 | 8:42 am

    The European Union banned imports of oil from Iran on Monday and imposed a number of other economic sanctions, joining the United States in a new round of measures aimed at deflecting Tehran’s nuclear development program.

    In Iran, one politician responded by renewing a threat to...

  • Italian police probing Holocaust-denying teacher over threats

    January 9, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Police in Turin are investigating a high school teacher who threatened in a Facebook post to massacre Jews and go “target shooting” against African immigrants.

    Police searched the home of Renato Pallavidini Jan. 6 and seized computers, a flash drive and CDs. He could be charged...

  • Ehud Barak boosts Obama amid U.S. threats on Iran

    December 22, 2011 | 11:59 am

    Israel’s defense minister extolled what he called Barack Obama’s resolve and risk-taking on Thursday, remarks likely to help the U.S. president’s re-election bid after the Pentagon beefed up warnings to Iran over its nuclear program.

    The comments by Ehud Barak, lone centrist in...

  • Iran warns against rumored Israeli military strike

    November 2, 2011 | 9:23 am

    Iran’s top military chief warned that his country would retaliate harshly against an Israeli strike on its nuclear sites, as Israel successfully test fired a new ballistic missile.

    Responding to reports that Israel was preparing to launch an attack against Iran, the Islamic...

  • Israel Police on high alert ahead of Yom Kippur

    October 7, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Israel Police have been holding talks with Israeli Arab representatives in bid to diffuse tensions ahead of Yom Kippur, after the burning of an Upper-Galilee mosque earlier this week. Police hope that calm will be restored in time for Yom Kippur on Saturday.

    Security forces sealed...

  • US aid threat not deterring Palestinian UN option

    September 9, 2011 | 9:22 am

    As seen on The Media Line

    Palestinian plans to petition the United Nations for recognition and membership as an independent Palestinian state are going forward despite intense diplomatic pressure to back down. On Thursday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told foreign...

  • Iran biggest world threat, Barbour says

    February 9, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, during a speech in Israel called Iran the biggest threat to world stability.

    “We must recognize and focus on Iran as the crucial strategic issue in the region,” Barbour said Wednesday at...

  • N.J. man arrested for threatening ADL official

    January 27, 2011 | 10:08 am

    A New Jersey man with ties to neo-Nazi organizations was arrested and charged with threatening an Anti-Defamation League official.

    A New Jersey man with ties to neo-Nazi organizations was arrested and charged with threatening the director of the New York regional office of the...

  • Netanyahu: Only ‘credible’ military threat led by U.S. can stop nuclear Iran

    January 11, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Only the convincing threat of military action headed by the United States will persuade Iran to drop plans to build an atomic bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    Speaking to foreign journalists, he said that although the latest round of international sanctions...

  • Jewish institutions reassess security following bomb attempt

    November 2, 2010 | 2:30 pm

    Jewish institutions throughout the United States are reassessing their security following last Friday’s mail bombing attempt of two Jewish institutions in Chicago.

    On Tuesday, some 200 representatives of Jewish community institutions took part in a conference call with FBI experts...

  • Turkey declares Israel ‘central threat’

    October 31, 2010 | 2:51 pm

    Israel is seen as “a central threat to Turkey” in a policy paper written by Turkey’s National Security Council.

    At the same time, the security council removed Syria, Bulgaria, Georgia and Armenia, as well as Iran, from the list of countries that pose a threat to Turkey, according to...

  • Abrams: U.S. must address Iran’s threat to Israel

    April 28, 2010 | 10:58 am

    A former Bush administration official said he hopes the United States will address the Iranian president’s threat to “wipe Israel off the map.”

    “Israelis are living under the threat of annihilation every day,” Elliot Abrams, the Bush administration’s National Security Council...

  • Time Is Not on Our Side in Meeting Iran Threat

    March 25, 2009 | 11:03 pm

    Time is not on our side in trying to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

    A nuclear-armed Iran not only would threaten Israel’s very existence, it would destabilize the entire region and pose a direct threat to the national security and interests of the United States.

    ...
  • Analysis: Mumbai attacks mean new challenges for Israel

    By Leslie Susser

    December 4, 2008 | 12:53 am

    ALTTEXTChabad men mourn near the bodies of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, 29, and his wife Rivkah, 28. Photo by Brian Hendler/JTA


    Israel may consider beefing up security at hundreds of Israeli and Jewish institutions around the world in the wake of the terrorist attack at the Chabad center in...

  • Israel facing grim threat assessment for 2009

    By Leslie Susser

    November 26, 2008 | 5:24 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Delivering a grim threat assessment for 2009, the Israeli National Security Council (NSC) said that Israel in 2009 may well find itself alone, facing Iran on the threshold of nuclear power, fighting rocket attacks on two fronts and without a Palestinian partner for...
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