Terrorism

Al Qaeda group urges attacks on Israeli Olympic athletes at Rio

By Daniel Sugarman, July 22, 2016

Jihadists have reportedly been using social media to encourage lone wolf-style attacks on Israelis at the Rio Olympics.

According to material obtained by the Foreign Desk news website, social media messages from a group backing Al Qaeda urge would-be jihadists to attack athletes from a number of Western countries, including France and the UK.

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Nice community reels from terror hit

By Shirli Sitbon, July 21, 2016

Nice's Jewish community was in shock this week after Thursday's terrorist attack left one of its members dead and 10 seriously injured.

France-born Muslim Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, of Tunisian origin, drove a truck into the crowds celebrating Bastille Day along the city's promenade, killing 84 people and injuring more than 300 before being shot dead.

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Palestinian terror is not going away any time soon

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 7, 2016

The recent outbreak of violence around Hebron and in other parts of Israel and the West Bank is reminiscent of the previous wave of attacks that began last October.

The causes of the violence are largely the same: renewed tension around Temple Mount in Jerusalem, growing frustration with both Israel's military occupation and the dysfunctional Palestinian Authority, and anti-Israel incitement on

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IDF retaliates after rocket attack strikes Israeli kindergarten

By Josh Jackman, July 3, 2016

The IDF has responded to a rocket attack on a kindergarten in Sderot by hitting four military sites in Gaza.

Israeli pilots targeted “components of Hamas’s operational infrastructure,” IDF spokesman Peter Lerner reported.

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How Entebbe's child hostages coped

By Nathan Jeffay, July 1, 2016

Shay Gross was five years old when the hijackers took over the plane on which he and his family were travelling. His mother hid him under her airline seat. "I asked her: 'Mummy, does it hurt to die?'"

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How Entebbe changed Israel

By Uri Dromi, June 30, 2016

Forty years ago, Israel amazed the world with the daring Entebbe Raid. On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 from Tel Aviv, with 248 passengers on board, was hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two German terrorists. The hijackers demanded the release of Palestinians prisoners held by Israel and of terrorists imprisoned in Europe.

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This is the age of the 'individual's intifada'

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 16, 2016

After three deadly terror attacks over the past week - in Tel Aviv, Orlando and Magnanville - British security experts have warned that the principal danger posed to the Jewish community comes from similar lone wolf terrorists or small cells.

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Chief Rabbi rails against homophobia

By Rosa Doherty, June 16, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis led the British community's response to the terror attack at the Pulse nightclub.

Expressing condemnation of the murders and solidarity with the victims, Chief Rabbi Mirvis said: "At a time of such anguish, it is difficult to adequately convey the depths of our moral revulsion for an individual who was so motivated by hatred that it led him to mass murder.

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Keep calm, order coffee and carry on

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 16, 2016

The Israeli response to the terror attack in which four diners in the Max Brenner restaurant were murdered could seem harsh.

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Young French communities fighting back

By Shirli Sitbon, June 16, 2016

Amid terror attacks, widespread antisemitism and spiralling aliyah, communal leaders say that adversity is actually bringing many French Jews closer together.

"We have about 15,000 members, a number that's been stable for years, but recent events have made people closer to the community.

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