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.


Iran and Syria ordered to pay family of teenage Tel Aviv bomb victim

By Jennifer Lipman, May 16, 2012

Syria and Iran have been ordered by a US court to pay £200 million to the family of a Florida teenager who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in a Tel Aviv.

Daniel Wultz was 16 when he was killed in the Islamic Jihad attack on a restaurant during the Pesach holiday. Eleven people died in the blast, and Daniel's father, Yekutiel, was severely wounded.


IOC: No silence for Munich at London Games

By Marcus Dysch, May 15, 2012

The International Olympic Committee has confirmed it will not hold a minute’s silence at this summer’s games to mark the 40th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics.

Israel’s deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon had written to the IOC last month supporting the widows of two of the victims after they called for a specific memorial during the London Olympics.


Rabin's killer's brother released to mass outrage

By Jessica Elgot, May 4, 2012

The brother of the assassin who shot Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was greeted with furious demonstrations after his release from prison this week.


Munich massacre widow calls for silence at London Olympics

By Jennifer Lipman, April 23, 2012

The widow of one of the Israeli men murdered 40 years ago at the Munich Olympic Games has launched a petition asking for a commemorative silence to be observed during this summer's competition in London.


UK terror victims can claim compensation

By Marcus Dysch, April 19, 2012

British victims of terrorist attacks abroad can now apply for compensation as part of a new government scheme.

The Ministry of Justice announced the plan on Monday and confirmed that people injured in attacks in Israel could apply.

The scheme will initially consider applications from those injured in six serious terror attacks - including the atrocities in Mumbai in 2008 and Bali in 2002 - b


Palestinian with explosives stopped before possible terrorist attack

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2012

A Palestinian man about to enter Israel was searched by police who found seven explosive devices and other weapons strapped to him.

The Nablus resident was stopped at a checkpoint in the Jordan Valley. He had seven homemade bombs and several knives and shells with him, and it is believed he planned to attack Israelis during the Passover festival.


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.


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.