Police and CST attempt to quell concerns over increase in armed officers

By Daniel Sugarman, August 24, 2016

The Community Security Trust has acknowledged the increased police presence in Jewish areas of London as part of a new operation launched by the Metropolitan Police.

In a letter sent to Jewish communal organisations, the Met said Operation Hercules, which started this week, would: “Visibly deploy more armed officers on proactive operations and targeted patrols across London.”


‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker stabs rabbi in Strasbourg

By JC Reporter, August 19, 2016

A Chasid has reportedly been knifed by a Muslim in Strasbourg.

According to newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, the attacker shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he stabbed the 62-year-old rabbi, who has been identified as Chalom Levy, outside a restaurant.

Strasbourg's chief rabbi Rene Gutman told AFP that the suspect had previously attacked a member of the local Jewish community in 2010.


Temple Mount peace is sign of reduced terror

By Anshel Pfeffer, August 18, 2016

Tension around Temple Mount in Jerusalem and Palestinian propaganda that the Jews were "defiling" the Al Aqsa Mosque compound were the main motivating forces behind the wave of violence that broke out 10 months ago.

On Sunday, Israeli police allowed more than 300 Jews to make a pilgrimage to the Mount on Tisha b'Av, the fast marking the destruction of the Second Temple 1,946 years ago.


May talks to Netanyahu about improving Britain-Israel ties

By Josh Jackman, August 3, 2016

Theresa May has spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time since taking over at 10 Downing Street.

The new British prime minister talked to her Israeli counterpart about global terrorism and other issues affecting the Middle East after he wished her luck in her new role.


Playing down the differences in our multi-cultural world is giving the fundamentalists the advantage

By Douglas Murray, July 28, 2016

In Acton, in West London, there is a church which has bucked the Western European trend. Its congregation has not just grown, it has grown so many times over that it has had to move into a larger building. The number of worshippers is increasing all the time. Sadly this is not a success story but rather the result of a historic tragedy.


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.


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.


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


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.


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?'"