Terrorism

As PLO Victims Proclaim Justice, Collecting Millions May Be Elusive

Process likely to be complicated by political pressure, given PA’s standing.

02/25/2015
Staff Writer

The door has now been opened for a fresh look at pending civil suits in Israel against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization — as well as possible new suits here — after a Manhattan federal jury Monday found the groups liable for six terror attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004 that killed and injured Americans.

Leonard Mandelkorn testifies at the federal trial here before Judge George Daniels. The attorney is Rachel Weiser.Jane Rosenberg

Trial Provides Glimpse Into PA Funding for Terrorists

Testimony traces how the authority glorified — and paid — terrorists and their families.

02/23/2015
Staff Writer

Monday’s decision by a Manhattan federal jury ordering the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization to pay $655.5 million in damages for their part in six terror attacks between 2002 and 2004 that killed 33 and wounded 450 came after six weeks of testimony that shined a light on how the PA used financial rewards to encourage suicide bombings in Israel.

The case was filed by 10 American families under the Anti-Terrorism Act, enacted following the Achille Lauro hijacking. This was the first trial to test the effectiveness of the law.

The PLO and PA were found liable for supporting six attacks in Manhattan Federal Court, above, on Monday. Getty Images

French Chief Rabbi Rejects Netanyahu’s Call for Emigration

02/20/2015

France’s chief rabbi, Haim Korsia, rejected Israeli Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent call for European Jews to move to Israel.

At a news conference Thursday in New York following a speech at Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue, Korsia said there had been a Jewish presence in France for 2,000 years and, echoing recent comments by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, said that “France will no longer be France” if there were a mass Jewish exodus.

French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio a Park East Synagogue. Getty Images

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Attack On Copenhagen Synagogue

02/15/2015

A man was killed and two injured in an attack at a synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The shooting after midnight on Sunday morning at Copenhagen’s central synagogue in Krystalgade occurred just hours after a fatal shooting Saturday afternoon at a free speech event at a cultural center featuring a Danish cartoonist, Lars Vilks, who is under police protection because of his cartoons caricaturing Mohammed. It is not yet clear if the two shootings are related.

Denmark Chief Rabbi Rejects Netanyahu Call To Make Aliyah

02/15/2015

Denmark’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for European Jews to move to Israel in the wake of a terror attack on a Copenhagen synagogue.

“Terror is not a reason to move to Israel,” said Denmark Chief Rabbi Jair Melchior said Sunday.

His remarks came in response to a statement Netanyahu made on Sunday morning before Israel’s Cabinet approved a $46 million plan to encourage immigration and adapt the absorption process to Jews from France, Belgium and Ukraine.

Copenhagen Synagogue Shooting Victim named as Dan Uzan, 37

02/15/2015

The volunteer guard killed outside Copenhagen’s synagogue was identified as Dan Uzan, 37.

Uzan, whose father is Israeli and whose mother is Danish, died Saturday night shortly after sustaining fatal gunshot injuries, the Jewish Community in Copenhagen wrote in statement published on the website of the Security and Crisis Center by the European Jewish Congress.

Bibi Tells Europe's Jews To Come ‘Home’

Israel is preparing for the 'absorption of mass immigration from Europe,' Netanyahu said.

02/15/2015

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Jews in Europe to move to Israel in the wake of an attack on a synagogue in Copenhagen.

"We are preparing and calling for the absorption of mass immigration from Europe," Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday. Getty Images

Rivlin Cuts Short N.Y. Visit After Hezbollah Attack

01/29/2015
Staff Writer

Reuven Rivlin, who cut short his first visit to New York City as president of Israel this week after the northern part of the country came under rocket fire from Hezbollah terrorists in southern Lebanon, met with a variety of political and ethnic leaders during his four days here.

The ‘Splainer: Why Does Islam Ban Images Of The Prophet Muhammad?

01/12/2015

On Wednesday (Jan. 7), 10 employees of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly, and two police officers were murdered by a band of masked gunmen who shouted “Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great,” as they opened fire on the publication’s Paris newsroom. Among the dead were four cartoonists who provided the weekly with numerous cartoons depicting images of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

Shedding No Tears For Dead Palestinian Terror Minister

12/12/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

A Palestinian terrorist who murdered innocent Israeli children and maimed a Connecticut housewife — was accidentally killed this week when he joined an Arab mob surging towards some Israeli soldiers. The fact that the terrorist wore a tie and held the position of deputy minister in the Palestinian Authority did not make him any less of a murderer, or any more deserving of anyone’s sympathy.

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