Terrorism

President Hollande pays tribute to victims of "dreadful antisemitic attack"

By JC Reporter, January 9, 2015

The French president, Francois Hollande, has paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Speaking in the aftermath of the police operation to release hostages held at the supermarket, President Hollande confirmed that four people had been killed in what he described as a "dreadful antisemitic attack".

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By resisting the fear we can defy the terrorists

By Martin Bright, January 8, 2015

I have to admit to a real feeling of shame as I write these words: the shame at the fear I felt in expressing my solidarity for my fellow journalists at Charlie Hebdo.

The terrorists who killed 12 people at the French satirical magazine this week have ushered in a horrible new reality. Everyone who has dared to criticise or ridicule extremist Islam is now a target for terrorists.

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Islamist website hackers target Yorkshire school and church

By Josh Jackman, January 6, 2015

A computer virus created by Islamist hackers has attacked the websites of a school and a church with anti-Israel messages.

Sowerby Primary School and The Danish Seamen's Church, both in Yorkshire, had their sites replaced with an image of defaced Israel and American flags, accompanied by text from a group calling itself X-saad.

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European Jewish Congress head warns of Islamic State threat

By Josh Jackman, December 26, 2014

A leading figure in European Jewry has warned that there is a “very possible reality” of Islamic State becoming a major force in the continent.

But European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor said that despite the danger, Jews should not consider packing their bags and leaving for Israel.

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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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