Islamic Jihad

What makes the EDL’s former leader, who says he is a friend of the Jews, tick?

By Sandy Rashty, March 5, 2015

What do you really know about Tommy Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League who claims that he is an advocate of the Jews and Israel?


Listen to the real experts on Islamism

By Martin Bright, March 5, 2015

Philosophers call it a category error: when we mistakenly believe that a phenomenon should adhere to certain rules. The textbook example is the foreign tourist at Oxford who is shown the great colleges and the Bodleian library and then asks: “But where is the famous university?” In this case, the mistake is not a serious one.


Jihadi surge means isolation for Hamas

By John R Bradley, July 18, 2014

While there is no let-up in the West's criticism of Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, in the Arab world - notwithstanding anti-Israeli outrage on social media, grumblings from the dinosaur Arab League and sporadic pro-Palestinian street demonstrations - an air of indifference reins.


Pro-jihad march in Holland

By Toby Axelrod, July 18, 2014

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has urged Holland to ban the Islamic State (IS) after it emerged that a rally organised by supporters of the jihadi group took place in The Hague earlier this month.


Jewish-born jihadi sent to prison

By Claire Moses , May 2, 2014

The Jewish-born founder of, a radical Islamic website, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison by a US court last Friday for disseminating threats against Jewish organisations.

Youssef al-Khattab, 42 — born in New Jersey as Joseph Leonard Cohen — pleaded guilty in October last year to inciting terrorism, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Southern Israel under massive rocket barrage from Gaza

By Daniel Easterman, March 12, 2014

Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility after more than 100 rockets and mortar rounds were fired at Israel from Gaza earlier today, the largest such attack since 2012.

Most of the rockets fell in open areas away from population centres but one rocket hit a residential district. No casualties on the Israeli side have so far been reported.


Israeli jets kill Islamic Jihad members in response to mortar fire

By Daniel Easterman, March 11, 2014

The Israeli Air Force has hit targets in the Gaza Strip after mortar rounds were fired at IDF units near the border by terrorists reported to be members of Islamic Jihad.

IDF spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, originally from the UK, said: "Terrorists must know that there is a price to pay when participating in aggression.


Terrorists appeal

July 25, 2013

The Lord Chief Justice is to decide whether to quash three Manchester jihadi terrorists’ convictions.

The trio wanted to kill Jews, used anti-Israel films to recruit terrorists and organised support for a Gaza convoy.

Munir Farooqi is appealing against both his conviction and life sentence for preparing acts of terrorism and three counts of soliciting to murder.


IDF fears jihadists may ‘sweep the region’

By Stephen Pollard, July 4, 2013

The Syrian civil war could spill over far beyond its borders according to senior Israeli military sources, leading to fears that jihadis could “sweep through the region”.

Military analysts also believe that no end is remotely in sight to the conflict and that it could last for 15 years.


As jihadis flood in, Golan becomes a brand new kind of danger zone

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 11, 2013

Conflicting reports on the status of the Syrian army on the Golan Heights has increased concern over instability on what was for nearly four decades Israel’s quietest frontier.