NY Bombing Suspect’s Orthodox Neighbors Seem Resigned To Backyard Terror

09/22/2016 - 12:21

ELIZABETH, N.J. (JTA) — Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man who police say planted four bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey — including one in the train station here — used to come to the One Stop Kosher Market to buy snacks.

First American Fried Chicken, which is owned by the family of Ahmad Khan Rahami, was closed a day after he was arrested. JTA

Are Islamic Terrorists Crazy?

Understanding killers' rationale doesn’t make it sane, a psychiatrist writes.

12/15/2015 (All day)
Special To The Jewish Week

I know madness; I know it intimately.

As president of NYU-Bellevue Psychiatric Alumni, having served on Bellevue’s Teaching Faculty since 1978, I recognize crazy, even when it’s an ocean away.

Isaac Steven Herschkopf

After The Rage, The Memes

CNN apologizes for Jerusalem attack headlines.

11/18/2014 - 19:00
Editorial Intern

After coming under heavy fire for its initial coverage of Tuesday's attack at Bnei Torah synagogue in Western Jerusalem, CNN issued a public apology.

Hamas Terror Trial Opens In Brooklyn

Arab Bank is target in first-ever suit against an institution under Anti-Terrorism Act.

08/12/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Hamas, the Islamic terrorist organization that has waged a month-long war against Israel in the Gaza Strip, is now under legal attack in a Brooklyn courtroom.

Scene of the 2001 Sbarro’s massacre in Jerusalem, which figures in the Arab Bank trial. Wikimedia Commons

"100 Percent Palestinian And 100 Percent Jewish"

I was very sorry to learn of the murder of Juliano Mer-Khamis, 52, an actor who famously described himself as “100 percent Palestinian and 100 percent Jewish.”

Born in Nazareth to a Jewish mother and Arab-Israeli father (making him halachically Jewish), Mer-Khamis, a onetime paratrooper in the Israel Defense Forces, co-created and ran The Freedom Theatre, a company for Palestinian children and youth from the refugee camp of Jenin.

The Chill Is Gone

07/14/2009 - 20:00
Associate Editor

What could be older than the Riverdale terrorist plot? It was way back in May that four Islamic men from Newburgh, N.Y., were arrested in the act of planting what they thought were bombs outside two Bronx synagogues. For most of us, the story is in hibernation. The trial is far off. What more is there to write?

Dancing In The Street

10/20/2005 - 20:00
Associate Editor

A month that has already seen terror alerts for New York subways, along with ongoing alerts for numerous public spaces, will also see local synagogues dancing into the streets on Simchat Torah.

The dancing may seem spontaneous on the night of Oct. 25 and the next morning, but many shul officials have already begun checking in with their local police precincts, who in turn are awaiting approval from the police intelligence division downtown.

Life Term For Brooklyn Bomb Maker Called ‘Appropriate Punishment’

03/04/1999 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Jewish officials this week welcomed the life sentence given a Palestinian man who planned to detonate a nail-packed bomb on a subway bound for Borough Park. “This is an appropriate punishment for the threat he posed to the Jewish community,” said Adam Segall, director of the New York region of the Anti-Defamation League.

Hit On ‘Most Wanted’ Terrorist Sends Message

12/12/2008 - 19:00
Staff Writer
The targeted assassination Tuesday of Hezbollah’s top military officer believed responsible for a series of high-profile terrorist attacks that killed hundreds — including the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Argentina and the 2006 kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers — is a “major setback” for that organization, according to an Israeli terrorism expert.
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