Terrorism

Lone wolf terror attack rocks Sydney

By Dan Goldberg, December 18, 2014

Australia's Jewish community went into official lockdown this week after a self-styled Iranian cleric held 20 people hostage in a 16-hour siege in Sydney.

A hail of gunfire erupted as counter-terror agents stormed the Lindt café in Martin Place at about 2am on Tuesday following the escape of several hostages from the building.

Two hostages were killed in the firefight, as well as the gunman

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Sydney cafe gunman a ‘known antisemite’

By Rosa Doherty, December 15, 2014

The Iranian-born Islamist who allegedly held a group of people hostage at gunpoint in a Sydney cafe had sent antisemitic letters and messages to members of Australia’s Jewish community.

Man Haron Monis, 49, was reportedly killed by armed police when they burst into the café after a 16-hour standoff.

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Sydney’s Jewish community in lockdown as siege unfolds

By Rosa Doherty, December 15, 2014

Australia’s Jewish community have been told to be vigilant as a gunman holds people hostage at a cafe in Sydney.

Trips were cancelled and several Jewish institutions were closed as the crisis unfolded.

The Community Security Group, which coordinates emergency arrangements for the Jewish community, told residents to report any suspicious activity or objects.

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Acid attack on family in West Bank

By Josh Jackman, December 12, 2014

A Palestinian man has sprayed acid on a Jewish family waiting at a checkpoint near the Gush Etzion settlement south of Jerusalem.

The suspected terrorist attack left five members of the family lightly wounded, including children. Security forces at the checkpoint shot the assailant, seriously injuring him.

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Jerusalem violence ebbs

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 4, 2014

Violence in and around Jerusalem has continued over the past week, but at a lower level than the spate of attacks seen in late November.

On Saturday, arsonists, thought to be right-wing vigilantes, burnt two classrooms at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School in south Jerusalem.

The school is the only one in the city where Jews and Arabs learn side-by-side.

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Pope's Islam message

December 4, 2014

Pope Francis has called for Muslim leaders around the world to speak out against terrorism carried out in the name of Islam.

In a press conference on board a flight back to Rome from Turkey, the Pope said that such a move would help dispel the stereotype of Islam as a violent faith.

The pontiff denounced people who say that "all Muslims are terrorists".

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Three Israelis injured in West Bank terror attack

By Josh Jackman, December 3, 2014

Palestinian terrorists have attacked three Israelis in the West Bank city of Ma’ale Adumim, four miles north east of Jerusalem.

Two of the victims, both men in their 50s, were stabbed in a Rami Levy supermarket. The third casualty was a Magen David Adom paramedic who fought one of the two terrorists.

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Third terror attack at Gush Etzion junction

By Josh Jackman, December 1, 2014

A 19-year-old man has been wounded in another terrorist attack at a junction in the West Bank.

The victim was stabbed in the shoulder by a female terrorist at the Gush Etzion intersection this morning. His injuries were minor and he did not need to be hospitalised.

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Stay alert as terror threat rises

By Marcus Dysch, November 27, 2014

The increased terror risk facing Britain may not include a specific threat to Jewish targets, but the community must be more alert than ever before, security experts have warned.

The Community Security Trust said it was aware of fears among British Jews that a series of attacks on Jewish communities abroad - including last week's synagogue murders in Jerusalem - could be replicated here.

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Clash over anti-terror measures

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 27, 2014

Israel's political and security establishments are at loggerheads over the best way to confront the recent wave of terror attacks.

As ministers and right-wing politicians have called for more severe measures, the security chiefs have warned that "collective punishment" will not deter further attacks and only serve to further alienate the Palestinian population.

So far, the demands of some po

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