Terrorism

Israel Strikes Gaza Targets As Concern Over Sinai Grows

08/18/2011
Staff Writer

Israeli warplanes attacked suspected terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip today, just hours after terrorists infiltrated into southern Israel to carry out a series of coordinated attacks that killed seven Israelis and wounded dozens of others.

As many as six Palestinians – including the chief of the Popular Resistance Committees – were reportedly killed in the Israeli attack on the Gaza city of Rafa. IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Ganz that Israel targeted that area because it is “where we believe the planners of the attack are based.”

9th CD Race: Dueling Statements On Eilat Terror Attacks

Since support of Israel is a major issue in the race to succeed Anthony Weiner in Congress, I thought it might be interesting to post today's statements on the Eilat terror attacks from Republican Bob Turner and Democrat david Weprin. (Turner first by alphabetical order.)

Weprin (right) and Turner

Terror Attacks On Multiple Targets Near Eilat

Defense minister blames Egypt for weak control of Sinai.

08/18/2011
Staff Writer

UPDATED: 1:00 PM   (White House Statement added)

At least seven Israelis – including one soldier -- were reportedly killed and at least 29 wounded today in five coordinated terrorist attacks in southern Israel.

The attacks included a suicide bombing and gunfire that targeted forces responding to the initial violence. The injured, including five classified as very serious, were taken to Joseftal Hospital in EIlat.

Israel Frees Hamas Founder Early In Honor of Ramadan

Israel released from prison one of the founders of Hamas, who had been imprisoned for five years for terrorist activities.

Sheik Hassan Yousef, one of Hamas' most prominent figures in the West Bank, was released Thursday along with 200 Palestinian prisoners as a gesture in honor Ramadan, said the Israel Prison Service.

Iran Willing To Cooperate In '94 Argentina Bombing Probe

07/17/2011

Iran said it will cooperate with Argentina's investigation into the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, while denying responisbility for the blast.

The Islamic Republic announced its willingness to cooperate in a statement issued by the foreign ministry on July 16, which condemned the attack and offered condolences to the families of the 85 people killed in the attack. Some 300 people were also injured.

Israel Asks Apple Inc. to Remove ‘Third Intifada’ App

06/22/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's government has asked Apple Inc. to remove an application called "ThirdIntifada," which encourages uprising against Israel, from its App Store

Israel's Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein, made the request Tuesday in a letter sent to Apple founder and chief executive officer Steve Jobs.

Indictments Handed Down in AMIA Bombing Cover-Up

05/16/2011

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- A former Jewish leader was among those indicted in Argentina for bribery during the original investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

Ruben Ezra Beraja, who once headed the DAIA Jewish umbrella organization, was among those charged May 12 by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo as he closed the first part of his investigation into reported irregularities that took place during the probe.

The attack killed 85 people and wounded hundreds.

Two perspectives on the Pakistan problem

 Amid the journalistic outpouring on the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin-Laden, I was struck by this Daily Beast opinion piece by novelist Salman Rushdie, who focused on the issue of Pakistan.

He wrote:

After Bin-Laden Death, Community Concerned About ‘Revenge,’ ‘Retribution’

05/02/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

Will Sekzer doesn’t mince words when asked about the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. forces Sunday.

“I wish he could have succumbed in a more sustained way,” referring to a longer, slower death, “but a bullet in the head is good enough,” said the Vietnam war veteran and former New York police officer, whose son, Jason, then 31, never returned home from work at Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Osama bin-Laden

Bin Laden’s Killing Raises Immediate Security Questions

05/02/2011
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) – For years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, many Americans waited in fear for the next strike by al-Qaida on U.S. soil. But the ensuing decade has seen no more major terrorist attacks in the United States.

Now, with the news that Osama bin Laden has been killed in Pakistan by U.S. forces, the question many American Jews are considering is whether the liquidation of al-Qaida’s leader makes a follow-up attack more or less likely, and whether Jews could be a target.

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