Terrorism

Jewish groups highlight Buenos Aires anniversary after Bulgaria blast

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2012

Jewish groups around the world have offered condolences to the friends and family of the six Israeli tourists killed in an explosion on a bus in Bulgaria and highlighted that the blast coincided with the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish Community Centre in Buenos Aires.

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Israeli appointed to UN counter-terrorism body

By Jamie Michaels, July 18, 2012

The United Nations has appointed David Scharia as the legal coordinator for the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, making him the only Israeli national to operate in a senior security position within the UN Secretariat.

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Israelis killed in Bulgaria bus suicide bombing

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2012

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for the bombing of a bus which killed at least seven Israelis in a Bulgarian resort.

He said "all signs point to Iran" and said Israel would "respond with force".

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Suspected terrorist plotter arrested in Cyprus

By Jamie Michaels, July 16, 2012

Cypriot authorities have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on Israeli tourists in the country. The detainee, a Swedish passport holder of Lebanese origin, was taken into custody in the coastal town of Limassol, before being transported to the nation's capital, Nicosia.

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Oldham terror trial reaches its endgame

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 12, 2012

After three weeks of evidence at the trial of the Oldham hairdresser, Shasta Khan, who stands accused of a terrorist plot against Jews in Manchester, the prosecution and defence have closed their arguments.

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Al Qaida terrorist planned London Jewish murders

By Simon Rocker, July 12, 2012

The Community Security Trust has confirmed that it was briefed on potential attacks on Jewish neighbourhoods in London after the discovery of papers on the body of Al Qaeda’s African leader, who was killed last year.

According to documents revealed by a Canadian newspaper this week, terrorists were planning an operation in Golders Green or Stamford Hill during Chanucah.

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Terror trial wife: 'I'm not evil'

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 6, 2012

The woman accused of planning to blowing up Jews in Manchester has told the court "I'm not evil", and said she honestly did not know her husband was planning acts of terrorism.

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Iranians arrested over alleged Kenya terror plot

By Jennifer Lipman, July 3, 2012

Kenyan officials have revealed that two alleged Iranian agents have been arrested over an apparent plot to attack Israeli and other targets.

The men, who were arrested last month, were holding 15 kilograms of explosives that could be used to build a powerful bomb.

Officials told the Associated Press that such a device could be used to bring down a large building, such as a hotel.

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Israel 'in breach of international law' over child detainees

By Martin Bright, June 26, 2012

Israel's treatment of children detained by the military authorities in the West Bank puts it in serious breach of its obligations under international law, according to a damning report by a high-level delegation of British lawyers.

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MI5 chief: Iran terrorism threat cannot be ruled out

By Jennifer Lipman, June 26, 2012

The director general of Britain's top security agency has warned that the Iranian threat should not be underestimated.

MI5 chief Jonathan Evans told guests at the Lord Mayor of London's defence and security lecture that it was important to view Iran as part of the global terror threat.

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