Terrorism

Eilat on alert after rocket from Sinai lands overnight

By Jennifer Lipman, April 5, 2012

A rocket has landed in the Israeli holiday resort town of Eilat as tourists descend on it to celebrate Pesach.

No injuries were reported after the shell, fired from the direction of Egypt, exploded in the early hours of Thursday morning. The Grad rocket landed on a building site about 300 metres from a residential building.

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Extremists arrested in France as Toulouse gunman Merah buried

By Jennifer Lipman, March 30, 2012

Nineteen suspected extremists have been arrested in a crackdown in France as the country reacts to the worst attack on the Jewish community in decades.

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Israel buckles down for 'March to Jerusalem'

March 29, 2012

Israel is gearing up for another mass demonstration and potential incursions along its borders on Friday, as thousands are expected to take part in the "Global March to Jerusalem". Organisers expect demonstraters to arrive from all over the world.

Israel will deploy more than 2,000 border police throughout the West Bank to stave off disturbances.

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Warning over Toulouse terror

By Jessica Elgot, March 29, 2012

v the french school at the centre of last week's terrorist attack has received further threats, including a message that the killing of a rabbi and three children was "just the beginning".

Jean-Paul Amoyelle, head of the Ozar Hatorah network of Jewish schools in France, told newspaper Le Parisien that he feared further assaults after the shooting at its Toulouse school by self-confessed extremi

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Toulouse killer was no lone wolf

By Jason Burke, March 29, 2012

As ever, as the dust settles, the facts become clearer. In the case of Mohamed Merah, the killer of three Jewish children, a rabbi and three soldiers in France earlier this month, the questions have become sharper too.

Though local authorities have been praised for their handling of the bloody dénoument of Merah's short-lived terrorist career, many doubts remain.

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MPs debate Israel and Northern Ireland comparison

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2012

Members of Parliament have cautioned against drawing comparisons between the situation in Israel and that of Northern Ireland before the Good Friday Agreement.

During a debate on Israel in Westminster Hall, called by Labour MP John Woodcock, it was pointed out that the peace process in Northern Ireland went ahead "with the Provisional IRA still on active operations".

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MPs debate Israel and Northern Ireland comparison

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2012

Members of Parliament have cautioned against drawing comparisons between the situation in Israel and that of Northern Ireland before the Good Friday Agreement.

During a debate on Israel in Westminster Hall, called by Labour MP John Woodcock, it was pointed out that the peace process in Northern Ireland went ahead "with the Provisional IRA still on active operations".

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Toulouse gunman Merah's brother charged as accomplice

By Jennifer Lipman, March 26, 2012

The brother of the gunman who shot and killed four people at a Jewish school a week ago has been charged as an accomplice.

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Baroness Tonge: I got great support over my Israel line

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

Baroness Tonge has told the House of Lords she has received hundreds of letters of support following her resignation of the Liberal Democrat whip last month.

The controversial peer, now sitting as an independent, claimed 700 letters had arrived since she made anti-Israel comments at an Israel Apartheid Week event.

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Toulouse horror is the latest spawn of radical Islam

By Stephen Pollard, March 22, 2012

The familiar headlong rush with which the culprits of a terrorist attack are pronounced with certainty barely minutes after it happens has rarely been more decisively skewered than on Wednesday morning.

France woke up to the news that it was not, as the media had spent two days insisting, a crazed fascist who had murdered three North Africans and four Jews in two separate attacks.

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