Terrorism

Accountant who survived Boston terror bomb to become a marathon man

By Rosa Doherty, March 5, 2014

Accountant Stuart Singer only planned to do the Boston Marathon. But when he survived the terrorist bombing that marred it, the narrow escape gave him a new lease of life.

And he went on to run and run. Literally. Now 12 months later, he can look back as the only Jewish runner in Britain to complete six races this year.

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Anger over honour for former Olympics chief Jacques Rogge

By Charlotte Oliver, February 27, 2014

The widow of one of the Israeli sportsmen killed by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympics has voiced her anger over the honorary knighthood given this week to Jacques Rogge, former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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Government denies aid money funds Palestinian terrorists

By Sandy Rashty, February 13, 2014

The government has denied that aid money sent to the Palestinian Authority is reaching convicted terrorists in Israeli prisons.

The Zionist Federation and Wizo UK have claimed that millions of pounds of British money was being used to pay “salaries” to jailed Palestinians.

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Analysis: Worried about returning Al Qaeda jihadists? So is the FBI, MI6 and the rest of West

By John R Bradley, January 16, 2014

Echoing the fears of European governments, FBI Director James B Comey announced last week that Americans fighting in Syria are being given “costly, round-the-clock surveillance” because of the threat they will pose to civilians after returning home.

As with the jihadis returning to Britain and Europe, they could prove bad news for America’s Jewish community.

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Iron Dome intercepts rockets fired at Ashkelon

By Rosa Doherty, January 16, 2014

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has shot down five rockets fired at Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip.

The round of rocket fire was launched at Ashkelon, home to 125,000 residents, last night just before 2am.

Warning sirens were triggered but no injuries or damage was reported.

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Study shows Al Qaeda responsible for 95 per cent of suicide bombings

By Sandy Rashty, January 14, 2014

Al Qaeda is responsible for 95 per cent of the world’s suicide bombings, and poses an ongoing threat to the Israel, according to a new study.

Researchers at Tel Aviv's Institute for National Security Studies found that the jihadist terrorist network, which has promised to wipe Israel of the map, was responsible for the vast majority of suicide attacks last year.

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Israel makes arrests over Tel Aviv bus bomb attack

By Rosa Doherty, January 3, 2014

Israeli security forces have arrested 13 Palestinians and an Israeli Bedouin, believed to be behind the bombing of a bus in Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv, on December 22.

After gag order was lifted yesterday, it emerged that among those arrested was the man accused of planting the bomb, 20-year-old Palestinian Sami Harimi.

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Anger over church’s replica of Israeli security wall

By Charlotte Oliver, January 2, 2014

The Israeli Embassy has accused St James’s Church in Piccadilly of attempting to “incite against Israel and Israelis” by unveiling a replica of the West Bank barrier.

Embassy officials were originally signed up to speak during the “Bethlehem Unwrapped” festival which opened on December 23.

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Tel Aviv averts horror after bomb found

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 23, 2013

A major tragedy was averted last Sunday afternoon when a passenger noted a suspicious bag left in the back of a bus in Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv.

The bag contained a bomb that went off shortly after the bus was evacuated, lightly wounding one police officer.

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Iran says Israel was behind embassy bomb blast

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 21, 2013

At least 25 people, including an Iranian diplomat, were killed and 160 wounded in Beirut on Tuesday morning in a double bomb attack outside the Iranian embassy.

A group with links to al Qaeda took responsibility for the attack.

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