Assessing The Risks Of Female Suicide Bombers

05/24/2016 - 12:58

Anat Berko is a member of the Knesset from the Likud Party who holds a doctorate in criminology and is a recognized terrorism expert. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had selected her for a Knesset seat in last year’s election, has appointed Berko to head the Knesset’s Subcommittee of Intelligence and Secret Services, which is within the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. She is the first woman to lead the subcommittee, which is the most classified in the government.

Anat Berko: First woman to lead Knesset Subcommittee of Intelligence and Secret Services.

The Heart Of The Terror Threat

Terrorism-related stress, it turns out, doesn’t only affect people’s mental health.

Contributing Editor
02/03/2016 (All day)

Jerusalem — Several studies have documented the negative impact anxiety related to terrorism and armed conflict can have on mental health, but only one statistical study has assessed the physical toll long-term terrorism-related stress can have on the heart.

Israeli medics tend to a recent stabbing victim in Jerusalem, part of an ongoing spate of such attacks. Getty Images

White House To Talk Terrorism With Apple, Facebook

01/08/2016 - 10:56

San Francisco — Obama administration officials are scheduled to meet with major tech executives Friday to discuss terror organizations’ growing exploitation of the Internet for recruitment and planning, and how firms can help federal law enforcement officials better track those communications, according to a person familiar with the meeting who was not authorized to comment publicly on it.

Aerial view of the White House taken from the cockpit of Marine One upon arrival from Baltimore, Md., Jan. 15, 2015. RNS

Car Ramming Attack At Entrance To Jerusalem Injures 11 Including Baby

12/13/2015 - 19:00

A baby was among 11 people injured in a car ramming attack at the entrance to Jerusalem.

Car Ramming Attack At Entrance To Jerusalem Injures 11 Including Baby. JTA

Countering A Culture Of Terror

12/08/2015 - 19:00

We have no quarrel with what President Obama said in his Oval Office address Sunday night on the growing terror threat, here and abroad. Indeed, we agree with much of what he had to say; it’s what he left out that is worrisome.

Paris Rabbi Following Raid: Terrorists Will Not Affect Jewish Life Here

11/17/2015 - 19:00

The presence of terrorists in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis will not affect the daily life of the Jewish community there, the head of the local Chabad center said.

A young wedding guest at the Synagogue des Tournelles in Paris, Nov. 15, 2015. JTA

Will Israel’s Terror Fight Gain Sympathy?

Guarded hope that counterterrorism focus in Europe will lead to greater understanding on the Israeli-Palestinian front.

11/17/2015 - 19:00
Contributing Editor

Tel Aviv — “We understand more than anyone else,” read the decoration on the memorial candle outside the French embassy here.

Hundreds of Israelis attending a rally Saturday night at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv in solidarity with Paris. JTA

Palestinian Woman Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Duma Firebomb Attack

09/07/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The Palestinian woman seriously injured in the firebombing of her West Bank home that killed her infant son and husband has died.

Palestinian mourners carry the body of Riham Dawabsha, whose baby son and husband were killed in the July firebombing. JTA

Captured Hamas Fighter Provides Terror Tunnel Information

08/11/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A captured Hamas fighter has provided information to Israeli security services about the location of tunnels between Gaza and Israel, planned attacks on Israel and the Hamas-Iran connection.

The Enemy Within

Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction to the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed a toddler and severely burned his brother and parents was swift, sincere and strong.

Right after visiting the survivors in the intensive care ward and ordering an intensified search for those responsible, he declared his government had “zero tolerance” for such attacks, widely believed to be the work of Jewish extremists.  “We are determined to vigorously fight manifestations of hate, fanaticism and terrorism from whatever side.”

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