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.


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.


Israel ambassador's plea to UN over rocket attacks

By Jessica Elgot, June 22, 2012

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor has urged the Security Council to “raise its voice about the roar of rockets” from Gaza.


Synagogues, Jewish charities 'targeted by bomb attack couple'

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 22, 2012

A married couple inspired by al-Qaeda to blow up Jews in Manchester had planned a terror attack from their wedding day, a court has heard. Antisemitic Islamic hate speeches and videos of beheadings were found in their home.


Israel under fire from Gaza and Sinai

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 21, 2012

The political unrest in Egypt, security chaos in the Sinai peninsular and the spike in terror attacks on Israel’s southern border are all directly connected, say senior security officials.


Couple 'planned to bomb Manchester Jewish area', court hears

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 20, 2012

A court has heard how a husband and wife “were in the early stages” of preparing bombs allegedly to blow up Manchester's Jewish community.

Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks against Manchester's Jews at an earlier hearing, which could not be reported for legal reasons.


'Al Qaeda' militant takes hostages in Toulouse

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2012

A gunman claiming to be an al-Qaeda militant has taken four people hostage in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse.

The incident, which follows the shootings of three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi in March by an al-Qaeda affiliate named Mohamed Merah, began at 9am with an attempt to hold up a CIC bank branch in central Toulouse.


Israeli killed by terrorists on Egyptian border

By Jessica Elgot, June 18, 2012

An Israeli construction worker has been shot and killed on the Egyptian border, by terrorists crossing from the Sinai peninsula.

Gunmen attacked a convoy of construction workers who were building a security fence, injuring one and killing another, who is believed to be an Israeli-Arab. Two of the terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire as Israeli soldiers arrived.


Dismore calls for silence to remember Israeli Olympic victims

By Marcus Dysch, May 31, 2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been urged to back calls for a minute’s silence at the Olympics to mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich terror attack which killed 11 Israeli team members.


Call for justice after death of Lockerbie bomber Megrahi

By Jennifer Lipman, May 21, 2012

The mother of one of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing has said she feels no pity at the death of the man convicted of the attack.

Susan Cohen, whose only child, Theodora, died on Pan Am 103 when she was 20, said that the Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi deserved to die.