Hamas: praise for Eilat attackers

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

A Hamas leader has denied that the terrorist organisation was responsible for today's deadly triple attack on Israel this morning, but said that the attackers were worthy of praise.

At least five people are believed to have died after armed attackers targeted three separate sites in the south of Israel, near Eilat.


Barak: Palestinian terrorists behind deadly Eilat attack

By Robyn Rosen, August 18, 2011

Israeli defence minister, Ehud Barak, has said Palestinian terrorists are behind three attacks in Israel today, which has left five people dead.

During the first attack, shots were fired, reportedly from the Egyptian side of the border, at an Egged civilian bus travelling from Shizafon to Eilat, in southern Israel.


You're banned, May tells Israeli rabbi

By Jennifer Lipman, August 18, 2011

An Israeli rabbi has been denied entry to Britain because of a book in which he allegedly justifies terrorist violence.

Rabbi Yosef Elitzur has been told he cannot enter the UK for three years because of his controversial 2009 book Law of the King.


Terror inevitable, UK experts warn

By Marcus Dysch, August 18, 2011

The threat posed by international terrorism remains as great as ever, according to experts at a four-day seminar marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in the United States.

The London Jewish Cultural Centre's 2020 Vision event featured sessions on the government's Prevent counter-terror strategy, Al-Qaeda and the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Trudy Gold, LJCC chief executive,


10 wounded in Eilat bus attack

By Robyn Rosen, August 18, 2011

Five people have died and at least 10 left wounded after three Israeli buses were shot at, it has been reported.

The initial shots, reportedly from the Egyptian side of the border, were fired at a bus travelling 20km from Eilat, in southern Israel.


Alan Dershowitz: Norway most anti-Israel in world

By Jessica Elgot, August 4, 2011

Lawyer Alan Dershowitz has criticised Norway's Israel ambassador for "suggesting Hamas terrorism against Israel is more justified than the recent terrorist attack against Norway".

Svein Sevje told Israeli newspaper Maariv that Palestinians "are doing this because of a defined goal that is related to the Israeli occupation. There are elements of revenge against Israel and hatred of Israel.


So, will the left blame Islam for Breivik's acts?

By Monica Porter, August 4, 2011

There has been a tidal wave of media coverage about Anders Behring Breivik and his murderous rampage in Norway. Was he a solitary monster or part of a network of virulent white supremacists? Sane or a psychopath? Could he have been influenced by our own extreme nationalists, the English Defence League?

Speculation has been rife. But one line of thinking has been absent.


Gaza terrorists send two more rockets into Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, August 4, 2011

Two more Grad rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory on Wednesday evening.

One hit the entrance the Southern city of Ashkelon, the other an open area in the Lakhish region, not far from the border town of Sderot.

A Lakhist resident told Ynet that the rockets were frightening but that many residents did not have bomb shelters. "We have nowhere to go," she said.


Crackpot conspiracies, inspired by a madman

By Mike Whine, July 28, 2011

After last week's horrific attack in Norway it was only a matter of time before the blogosphere began to fill with the accusations of the conspiracy theorists and the anti-Israel lobby. The former think they have discovered Anders Behring Breivik's true allegiances; the latter seek to gain capital from the Norwegian tragedy.


Oslo massacre opens floodgates to conspiracy madness

By Jessica Elgot, July 28, 2011

In the wake of the Norwegian massacre, anti-Zionist activists have been spreading conspiracy theories that the Israeli government was behind the killings, with some calling it "state sponsored terrorism".

Far-left and Islamist groups, including Hizbollah, have referred to Anders Behring Breivik's apparent enthusiasm for Israel, despite the anti-Jewish rantings in his online "manifesto".