WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama reportedly is planning a new speech to the Muslim world that would call for a rejection of Islamic militancy.
The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the White House is planning for such a speech within the next two weeks, just as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to roll out proposals for reviving peace talks with the Palestinians in a meeting with Obama and in a speech to the U.S. Congress.
(JTA) -- Four men caught in an FBI sting operation were convicted of plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City.
The men, arrested in May 2009, were convicted Monday by a jury in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan of planting bombs at the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple, both in the Bronx, and of planning to shoot down U.S. military aircraft using surface-to-air missiles.
The bombs and missiles provided by an FBI informant were disabled.