U.S. Accidentally Killed Jewish Hostage In Al-Qaida raid, White House Says


U.S. forces accidentally killed Warren Weinstein, the Jewish-American government contractor who had been held hostage by al-Qaida since 2011, the White House acknowledged.

Al-Qaida Threat: U.S. Must Act Or Warren Weinstein Will Die


Al-Qaida called on the family of captive U.S. government contractor Warren Weinstein to pressure the U.S. government to negotiate his release or risk his “dying a lonely death.”

Al-Qaida Cell Arrested In Plot To Attack U.S. Embassy In Tel Aviv


JERUSALEM — An al-Qaida cell suspected of planning several terror attacks in Israel, including on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, was arrested.

Report: Israeli Agents Backed Kenyan Troops In Bid To End Nairobi Mall Siege


JERUSALEM — Kenyan troops reportedly backed by Israeli agents launched an assault to end the siege by Somali militants at a Nairobi shopping mall.

Al-Qaida-Affiliated Group Says It’s Resuming Holy War Against Jews


A terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida that claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on northern Israel said it has resumed a jihad, or holy war, against the Jews.

U.S. Shuts Embassies In Israel, Elsewhere


Israel is among a number of Middle Eastern and Muslim nations where the United States plans to shut its embassies on Aug. 4 in the face of a terrorist threat.

NYPD To Increase Security At Synagogues


The New York Police Department is increasing its security at synagogues and Jewish sites for Passover.

The NYPD said it was taking precautionary measures beginning this week in the wake of last month’s attack on a religious school in France, which left three children and a rabbi dead, The Associated Press reported.

Toulouse Killer Visited Israel, Syria, Iraq


The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported.

Police found Merah's passport in his apartment following the raid Thursday that led to his death, LeMonde reported. It is believed that he tried to visit the West Bank.

Merah jumped to his death from his apartment window during a police raid on his Toulouse home. He was also shot in his head by police as he jumped firing at the officers.

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