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February 7, 2013

There is a surreal quality to the apparently recent discovery by some that Hizbollah is a terrorist organisation. Since the Bulgarians reported this week that last July's murders were indeed carried out by Hizbollah, there seems to have been a shocking realisation that a harmless social welfare organisation turns out instead to be a terrorist gang.


Cameron: help me kick Hizbollah out of Europe

By Marcus Dysch, February 7, 2013

David Cameron has asked the Jewish community to help him persuade the European Union to proscribe Hizbollah.

At his meeting last month with the Jewish Leadership Council, the Prime Minister urged its members to “make a noise” and lead a grassroots campaign calling for the EU to take action against the Iranian-backed terror group.


Campus notebook: Leeds students launch video campaign

By Marcus Dysch, February 7, 2013

● Students from Leeds JSoc have set up a video campaign to remember victims of terrorist attacks on Israel and to combat anti-Israel activity on campus.

The Justice for January’s victims film features JSoc members displaying different dates from the month and stating how many people were killed in terrorist acts in Israel on that date during the past 20 years.


Bulgaria to prove Hizbollah and Iran behind Burgas attack

By Zoe Winograd, February 5, 2013

Bulgarian officials are expected to provide evidence today that Hizbollah and its ally Iran were behind the suicide attack in Burgas last July. The attack killed five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian driver of an airport bus.

The Bulgarian government is set to make a public statement today after briefing Israeli officials on the investigation last month.


Suicide bomber blast at US embassy in Turkey

By Sandy Rashty, February 1, 2013

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the US embassy in Ankara this afternoon.

According to various media reports, the apparent terrorist, who has not yet been identified, detonated the bomb by the security checkpoint of the embassy.

A nearby security guard and the bomber were killed.

No militant groups have yet claimed responsibility for the attack.


Amia bomb probe will be a ‘farce’

By Adam Feinstein, January 31, 2013

The Jewish world has condemned an agreement signed by Argentina and Iran in Addis Ababa this week which will establish a “truth commission” to probe the bombing of the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. That attack left 85 dead and more than 300 wounded.


French Jews in danger, says Simon Wiesenthal Centre

By Anna Sheinman, January 23, 2013

The French government must call a state of emergency because terrorist groups are targeting its citizens and especially its Jewish community, a member of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Europe has said.


Four men arrested on suspicion of terrorism in the UK

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2013

Four people have been arrested in the United Kingdom on suspicion of terrorism.

The men were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into people travelling from the UK to allegedly join jihadist groups in Syria.

Three men – an 18, 22 and 31-year old – were arrested at their homes in east London early this morning.


Bomb threat to LA synagogue

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2012

A Los Angeles Reform synagogue has been closed while police investigate a series of bomb threats.

A suspicious package, discovered adjacent to Wilshire Boulevard Temple on Monday, was blown up by the LA Police Department (LAPD). The package was not found to contain any explosives.


Israeli-Arab teenager charged over Tel Aviv bus bomb

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2012

An Israeli-Arab teenager has been charged with planting the Tel Aviv bus bomb that wounded 15 people on November 21, during the recent Israel-Gaza conflict.

Eighteen-year-old Mohammed Mafarja, a Bir Zeit University student from Taibe, allegedly informed associates when the bomb was in place, before they detonated the device using a mobile phone.