Back to school… as Israeli hero

By Nathan Jeffay, September 8, 2011

When 17-year-old Arina Shestopolov Censor went back to school last week, nobody needed to ask what she did this summer - as Israel's new national heroine the whole country knows.

Seconds after Grad missiles fired by Gaza terrorists fell close to her Beersheba home on August 20, she ventured out of a bomb shelter and saved a man's life.

It was a bloody night in the Arthur Rupin district of Be


Hamas group that 'blew up Brit' is caught

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 8, 2011

The Hamas terror cell that allegedly murdered British tourist Mary-Jane Gardner in a bomb attack on the Jerusalem central bus station in March has been captured.

Members of the cell,which was operating on orders from Hamas's headquarters in Damascus, were arrested in Jerusalem and the West Bank last month while planning another bomb attack in the city, according to Israel's internal security ag


Father of son of Hamas arrested in West Bank

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

A leading terrorist and the father of a Palestinian double agent who wrote a book about his covert work exposing Hamas' activity has been arrested in the West Bank.

Sheikh Hassan Yousef was one of the founders of Hamas and was released from prison only last month.


South Israel on high alert as threats grow

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 1, 2011

Israel's southern border has been on high alert since the beginning of the week following intelligence warnings of Gazan terror groups planning an attack from Sinai.


Tel Aviv nightclub attack sparks terror fears

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 1, 2011

The terror attack near a nightclub in south Tel Aviv last weekend was an isolated incident but security forces are worried that it is a harbinger of a wave of new attacks that will intensify towards the United Nations General Assembly vote on Palestinian independence at the end of the month.

Mohammed Sufan, a 20-year-old from the Kalkilya area, seemed to have acted without the backing of a terr


September 11: waking up a generation to terrorism

By Jennifer Lipman, August 31, 2011

It was Tuesday afternoon and school was out. It had been an odd day. We'd had some kind of 'skills workshop', with the positive outcome that I had no homework. My sister drove us home, music blaring.

As we pulled up, my mum was on the doorstep, a concerned expression on her face. "They've hit the Twin Towers," she said.


Jerusalem Post writer says Eilat terror 'justified'

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2011

A longtime columnist for the Jerusalem Post has been sacked after he wrote that Palestinian terror was justified and that "the blood of Israeli victims" was ultimately on Israel's hands.

Larry Derfner made the comments on his personal blog and on Facebook in light of the triple terror attack on southern Israel last week, which left eight people dead.


Tel Aviv club attacker in police custody

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2011

A Palestinian man is in police custody following a rampage on Saturday night at a Tel Aviv club which left eight people wounded, some of them severely.

Shortly after 1am outside the popular club Haoman 17, a man drove a stolen taxi through a police checkpoint. He then left the car and began stabbing partygoers and police.


Gaza terrorists fire more rockets into Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, August 23, 2011

Rockets were fired from inside the Gaza Strip into southern Israel last night, despite claims of a ceasefire from Hamas.

Four Qassam rockets landed in Israel on Monday night, with three exploding in the Hof Ashkelon area. One of the rockets sparked a blaze which firemen battled to control before it damaged nearby greenhouses.


'No ceasefire' yet between Israel, Hamas

By Jessica Elgot, August 22, 2011

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has denied that any cease fire has been agreed with Hamas to stop operations in the Gaza Strip, following cross-border violence over the last five days.