September 11

Memorial to 9/11 unveiled

By Charlotte Oliver, March 19, 2015

A monument commemorating the 9/11 tragedy was unveiled this week, after a five-year search to find it a permanent home.

Mayor Boris Johnson, historian Simon Schama and US ambassador Matthew Barzun were present as the 28-ft high sculpture, made from steel taken from the ruins of the World Trade Centre, was displayed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

Mr Johnson said: "We nee


Interview: Ddov Shefi

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 15, 2011

Hagay Shefi always was early for things. In his 20s he already headed a unit in Israel's Defence Ministry's budget department.


Jewish Arab blogger 'cuffed, questioned' in 9/11 flight ordeal

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2011

A half-Jewish half-Arab blogger has complained of being handcuffed and locked up after she raised the suspicions of security during a flight from Denver to Detroit on the anniversary of September 11.


September 11 victims remembered 10 years on

By Jennifer Lipman, September 11, 2011

Ceremonies are being held around the world to mark ten years since the September 11 attacks.


'At Ground Zero, it was as if I was looking into hell'

By Rabbi Jeremy Gordon, September 8, 2011

In my mind's eye 9/11 exists in monochrome - white and black - with the occasional red-orange glow. I still feel the granular particles in my eyes and nose.


September 11 sculpture unveiled in Battersea Park

By Jessica Elgot, September 6, 2011

A Jewish life insurance salesman has spent two years establishing an art work dedicated to the 9/11 terrorist attack victims, which has now been unveiled in London's Battersea Park.


A decade on, 9/11 antisemitic conspiracy theories alive and well

By Jennifer Lipman, August 31, 2011

A decade after the September 11 attacks, antisemitic conspiracy theories "warping and manipulating" the truth and blaming Israel are still being widely circulated.

The New York-based Anti Defamation League has carried out an in-depth study of the conspiracies that have been discussed over the ten years since American planes were hijacked by terrorists.


September 11: waking up a generation to terrorism

By Jennifer Lipman, August 31, 2011

It was Tuesday afternoon and school was out. It had been an odd day. We'd had some kind of 'skills workshop', with the positive outcome that I had no homework. My sister drove us home, music blaring.

As we pulled up, my mum was on the doorstep, a concerned expression on her face. "They've hit the Twin Towers," she said.


CIA fight publication of ex-FBI agents September 11 book

By Jennifer Lipman, August 26, 2011

Two of the United States' security agencies are fighting over the publication of a book, co-authored by a Jewish writer, about the September 11 attacks.

The book "The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaida" is due to be published on September 12.


Arrests in New York synagogue attack plot

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

Two men thought to be planning to strike synagogues in New York have been arrested just ten days after the city celebrated the death of the man behind the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The pair, described as Muslims of North African descent, were detained by police as they attempted to buy AK-47s, hand grenades and other weapons.