Jihad

Middle East's new map?

By Orlando Radice and Anshel Pfeffer, October 2, 2014

A series of new strategic alliances between Israel and its Arab neighbours were outlined this week by Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech to the UN General Assembly.

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'Zionist' editor accused of inciting jihad

By Marcus Dysch, July 10, 2014

The editor of a Jewish newspaper was bombarded with antisemitic abuse after being falsely accused of stirring up jihadi activity in a bizarre case of mistaken identity.

Richard Ferrer, editor of London's Jewish News, was targeted because users of a Muslim website believed he had posted a message "pledging allegiance to the caliphate".

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Israel fires warning to jihadis

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 4, 2014

As the jihadis in Iraq gain ground and control of the country's borders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged this week that Israel plans to support Jordan if the Hashemite Kingdom is threatened.

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Jewish-born jihadi sent to prison

By Claire Moses , May 2, 2014

The Jewish-born founder of RevolutionMuslim.com, 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.

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Sectarian violence has become a global crisis, Baroness Warsi warns

By Marcus Dysch, November 20, 2013

Faith and Communities Minister Baroness Warsi has called on people of all religions to do more to tackle hatred and end persecution.

Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington DC, she said sectarianism was becoming the leading reason for conflict in the world, with “faith forming the fault lines” under a “global crisis”.

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Jihadists try to drag Israel into Syria war

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 29, 2013

As Lebanon rapidly becomes engulfed by the fighting in neighbouring Syria, various factions in the country are trying to pull Israel into the conflict.

On Friday morning, Israeli planes bombed a base of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) near Beirut, retaliating after the launch of four Katyusha rockets the previous day from Lebanon.

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‘The arms will be pointed at Israel sooner or later’

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 9, 2013

When a window of opportunity presented itself last weekend to prevent Hizbollah and jihadist fighters in Syria from acquiring strategic and chemical weapons, Israel acted.

The destruction of a missile depot and chemical weapons sites came after intelligence reports indicated that rapid action was imperative.

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Syrian long-range missile base taken by jihadists

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 7, 2013

Rebel forces in Syria have made significant gains over the past few days, capturing additional towns and military bases from the army still loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Jihadist militias thought be aligned with Al-Qaeda have taken control of Scud missile bases in the north-eastern province of Dier ez-Zor.

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Fear in Jordan over jihadist ‘black hole’

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 20, 2012

Syria is on the brink of becoming “a black hole sucking in jihadis from around the world”, warned a senior Jordanian official in Amman this week.

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Egyptian Muslim brotherhood denies call for jihad on Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 18, 2012

The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has tried to deny statements by the movement’s Supreme Guide, Sheikh Mohammed Badie, who was quoted by an Egyptian newspaper calling for a holy war on Jews and Israel.

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