Shin Bet

In Israel, Terrorist Attacks Drop 25 Percent; Shin Bet Adds "Jewish Terrorism" Category

01/08/2016 - 09:18

TEL AVIV — The number of terrorist attacks on Israelis decreased significantly in December over the previous month, Israel’s security agency said.

The Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, recorded in December a total of 246 attacks by Palestinians on Israel compared to 326 in November, the organization said in its monthly report released earlier this week.

Attacks in Israel fell in December. JTA

On Alleged Torture of Jewish Duma Suspects, Israeli Left And Right Find Themselves Aligned

12/30/2015 - 11:49

The issue of torture in Israel has received unusual attention in recent weeks because of the identity of the alleged victims.

The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, at a protest in New York organized by the right-wing Americans for a Safe Israel.T’ruah

Family Of American-Israeli Jew Supports His Claims Of Torture

12/23/2015 - 15:45

The family of the American-Israeli Jewish teenager who claims he was tortured by Israel in detention supported his claims to the Forward, which identified him as Elisha Odess.

 The body of the 18-month-old baby Ali Saad-Dawabsheh is carried during her funeral in the Palestinian village of Duma.

Prominent Jews Back Iran Deal

More than two dozen prominent Jewish community figures signed an ad in today's New York Times urging Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal.

Shin Bet Arrests Hamas Cell In Hebron Planning Attacks On Israel

02/22/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Israel’s Shin Bet security agency arrested 11 members of a Hamas cell in Hebron that was planning terrorist attacks on Israel.

How Does Shin Bet Recruit Spies?

Video blogger Aaron Herman speaks with Israeli director Nadav Schirman The Green Prince, a real-life thriller about one of Israel's most prized intelligence sources.

3 Suspects In Murder Of Palestinian Teen Released To House Arrest

07/09/2014 - 20:00

JERUSALEM — Three of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of an eastern Jerusalem teen, Mohammed Khdeir, have been released to house arrest.

More Than A Kidnapping

When is a kidnapping more than a kidnapping?  When politicians and others exploit a tragedy to further their agendas. It can also be an opportunity to repair damaged relations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

All of Israel wants to see the three teenagers-- --Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel --  kidnapped near Hebron two weeks ago returned safely to their families, and the government and security forces are devoting enormous energy to that task.

Plugging Our Ears Does Not Serve Israel

IDF vet says American Jewish establishment pays more attention to its feelings about Israel than to facts on the ground.

04/27/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I was born in Israel. I served in the Army. Israel is the only home I know. You would think my speaking to students at Hillel would be welcomed. Yet my presentation to students at Washington University’s Hillel in St. Louis last month sparked a storm of controversy.

Oded Na'aman

Tim Boxer At Friends Of IDF

03/17/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

As radio talk show host and Fox News contributor Monica Crowley exhorted us to put away all cellphones and other recording and photographic devices, we braced with anticipation for a rare glimpse of Israel’s covert monitoring of terrorist activity.

Israel’s two intelligence services, Mossad (external) and Shin Bet (internal),  are universally known and respected. What’s little known is the third component of the Israeli intelligence community, known as Aman (Directorate of Military Intelligence).

Nelly Barak with son-in-law Nir Shrem at FIDF event. Photo by Tim Boxer
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