Terrorism

Bulgaria bomber identified

By Nissan Tzur, July 25, 2014

Bulgarian authorities have announced that they have identified the suicide bomber responsible for the murder of five Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria, on July 18, 2012.

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They are deadlier than Hamas, says Mossad head

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 11, 2014

Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo caused a stir in Israel last week when he said that the Islamic State (formerly known as Isis) were more of a threat to Israel than Hamas.

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Amid carnage, families of the murdered reach out to 'enemy'

By Shira Rubin, July 10, 2014

The killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, 16-year-old resident of East Jerusalem found in the Jerusalem forest on Wednesday, was assumed to be a retribution attack for last month's abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers.

While the murder of Israeli and Palestinian teenagers has unleashed calls for vengeance on both sides, there have also been remarkable gestures of condolence.

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Failed to condemn Hamas? You have no right to outrage at Israel's response

By Eylon Aslan-Levy, July 10, 2014

When Israel expands its offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, many people - watching from a safe distance - are going to be very cross. Human Rights Watch will be up in arms; Amnesty will be outraged. The BBC and CNN will show harrowing pictures (real and fabricated) of Israel's "disproportionate" action.

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Israel Tour organisers promise safe passage

By Marcus Dysch, July 10, 2014

Israel tour organisations in the UK have moved to reassure parents that their teenage children will be safe despite the escalating violence.

UJIA Israel Experience, which co-ordinates tours for more than 1,200 young Jews from movements including Bnei Akiva, FZY, Habonim Dror, RSY-Netzer and Noam, said it was in regular contact with parents and was giving the situation its full attention.

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Next stops on jihadi safari? Mecca, then Jerusalem

By John R Bradley, July 10, 2014

As the West dithers over how to respond to the establishment of a caliphate and a concomitant call on all Sunni Muslims to join a global jihad by the Islamic State (formerly known as Isis), the best equipped and most fanatical jihadist outfit ever, regional superpower Saudi Arabia is at least reacting with a sense of urgency.

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Rockets rain down on Israel, from Beersheva to Haifa

By Marcus Dysch, July 9, 2014

More than 120 rockets have been fired on Israel from the Gaza strip in the past 24 hours.

The Israeli Defence Force said it had struck more than 160 Hamas terror bases in Gaza in response, killing 20 Palestinians.

The IDF said its current ‘Protective Edge’ operation would continue until firing at Israel stops.

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Israel weeps - but now the fallout

By Orlando Radice and Nathan Jeffay, July 3, 2014

It was a day all those present hoped they would never see.

For nearly three weeks, the prayers of every Israeli, parent and child had had been tied to the desperate belief that "their boys" would be found alive.

But at Modi'in cemetery on Tuesday, the raw grief of the tens of thousands of mourners poured out under the burning sun.

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Less backing for Islamic extremism and religious violence

By Sandy Rashty, July 3, 2014

Support for Islamic extremism and suicide bombings is down in countries with significant Muslim populations, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Centre.

The survey, released this week, shows that support for suicide bombings has dropped by 16 per cent in the Palestinian territories over the past year - from 62 per cent to 46 per cent.

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Funerals of Israeli teenagers bring tears and memories

By Anav Silverman and Aryeh Savir - Tazpit News Agency, July 1, 2014

The families of the three murdered Israeli teenagers have conducted separate funeral services for their sons.

Gilad Sha'ar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach were buried side-by-side in Modi'in cemetery this afternoon.

Thousands gathered together in their home communities, with government ministers speaking at each of the individual services.

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