Terrorism

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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‘I missed the terror attack only because I decided to have a night in’

By Sandy Rashty, June 10, 2016

When Liverpool-born Viki Silver moved to Israel five years ago, she knew it was a risk.

She anticipated rocket attacks, but she never thought she would have face to shootings and stabbings on the streets of Tel Aviv.

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Thousands pay tribute to four killed in terror attack

By Josh Jackman, June 9, 2016

Well-wishers gathered in defiance at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market today to eat, sing and shop after a night of terror.

US youth group Ohr Torah Stone led a chant of Am Yisrael Chai as visitors laid flowers and Israeli flags as tributes to the four Israelis killed by the shootings last night in the centre of the city.

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Two women in their 70s stabbed while walking in Jerusalem

By JC Reporter, May 10, 2016

Two elderly women have been stabbed in a terror attack in Jerusalem.

According to Haaretz, five women in their 70s had gone for a walk in the city's Armon Hanatziv neighbourhood when they were attacked by two masked individuals.

Both women were rushed to a local hospital in moderate condition, the Magen David Adom rescue service said.

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There is only one Hizbollah. Time for the EU to alter its policy

By David Harris, April 28, 2016

Nearly three years ago, the European Union finally overcame its longstanding resistance and addressed the issue of adding Hizbollah to its terrorism list.

The good news is that the 28 member states, prompted by the determination of Bulgaria, which experienced a deadly Hizbollah attack the year before, and Cyprus, which arrested a Hizbollah operative scouting out sites, took action.

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'Daesh threat to Euro Jews very high'

By Josh Jackman, April 27, 2016

A counter-terrorism expert has warned European Jews that they will be increasingly targeted by Daesh as the terrorist group loses ground in the Middle East.

Professor Boaz Ganor, who founded the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism think-tank, pointed to last year's deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris as an example of what to expect.

Speaking during a briefing organised b

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