Terrorism

The US and Israel share the same values. Both our nations put a premium on life, liberty, and individual freedom. As such, Israel is among our closest allies in the world and the sole outpost of democracy in the Middle East. Yet both our nations are also engaged in the same fight against common enemies. The US and Israel should continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against those radical Islamic terrorists that seek the destruction of the West.

Hamas

Hamas Arrests Gaza Peace Activists After Zoom Call With Israelis

Friday, April 10, 2020

Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the activists were accused of “holding a normalization activity with the Israeli occupation.” “Holding any activity or contact with the Israeli … Read More

Iran’s Military Did “Well” by Downing Ukrainian Plane, MP Says

Monday, April 6, 2020

Iranian MP Hassan Norouzi told media in the country that the Iranian military did “well” by downing a civilian Ukrainian airliner in January during an Iranian missile attack on the Ain Al-Asad base in Iraq, according to Al Arabiya. The MP added that no arrests have been made in relation to the incident, contrary to … Read More

Hamas chief threatens Israel over ventilators for coronavirus patients

Friday, April 3, 2020

The head of Hamas in Gaza warned Israel if more ventilators for coronavirus patients were not brought into the Palestinian enclave then his terror group will “take them by force.” “If ventilators are not brought into [Gaza], we’ll take them by force from Israel and stop the breathing of 6 million Israelis,” said Yahya Sinwar, … Read More

US slaps new sanctions on Iran amid renewed rocket attacks in Iraq

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The State Department on Wednesday announced it is slapping new sanctions on Iran as renewed rocket attacks have been launched at U.S. forces in Iraq by what are believed to be Tehran-backed militias. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the sanctions will target nine entities and three individuals “who have engaged in activity … Read More

Pompeo chides Iran’s Khamenei as Tehran alleges coronavirus outbreak a bio-attack

Friday, March 13, 2020

Iran’s Supreme Leader claims there is ‘some evidence’ that coronavirus outbreak is in fact a bio-attack An allegation of human involvement behind the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic sparked a Twitter feud Friday between Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei and US State Secretary Mike Pompeo. Praising the Iranian military for taking on the COVID-19 outbreak in the … Read More

New US State Dept report blasts Iran’s Rouhani for antisemitism

Thursday, March 12, 2020

NEW YORK – The US State Department on Wednesday criticized Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for stoking an anti-Jewish conspiracy theory that suggests Jews control the West.“In May, President Rouhani implied Jewish control over various Western interests, saying that speeches by foreign officials criticizing Iran were ‘written by Zionists word for word.’ Cartoons in state-run media … Read More

US army translator accused of sharing secrets with Hezbollah

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A US army translator was recently arrested in a US army base in Iraq after being accused of giving highly sensitive classified information to a Lebanese citizen close to the Hezbollah terrorist group.The information that she is accused of transmitting allegedly contains, “sensitive national defense information, including the names of individuals helping the United States, to a … Read More

Far-right extremists killed at least 38 in US in 2019, ADL says

Thursday, February 27, 2020

White supremacists and other far-right extremists killed at least 38 people in the US in 2019, the sixth deadliest year for violence by all domestic extremists since 1970, according to a report issued Wednesday by a group that fights anti-Semitism. The Anti-Defamation League counted a total of 42 domestic extremism-related slayings last year. The gunman … Read More

Palestinian Islamic Jihad bombards South after clash near Gaza border

Monday, February 24, 2020

The IDF began attacking terror targets in the Gaza Strip in response to over 21 rockets were fired towards southern Israel communities on Sunday in several rocket barrages after Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) threatened to avenge the death of a terrorist by the IDF after he tried to plant explosives along the Gaza … Read More

ISIS

2 Chicago-area men convicted of providing support to ISIS

Friday, June 21, 2019

Two Chicago-area men were found guilty on Thursday of supporting Islamic State in a federal case in which one of them was accused of saying he hoped to see the jihadist group’s flag over the White House, local media reported. Edward Schimenti and Joseph Jones, both 37, were convicted for providing material support and resources … Read More

Incitement

Rejecting Israeli ‘piracy,’ Abbas says payments to ‘martyrs’ will continue

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Israel’s decision to deduct welfare payments to Palestinian security prisoners and their families from tax and tariff revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority is an act of piracy, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday. Speaking during a meeting of Palestinian leaders in Ramallah, Abbas said that the PA will refuse to … Read More

19 Palestinians arrested in fresh Temple Mount clashes

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Palestinian worshipers clashed with Israeli police on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on Tuesday, trying to force their way into an area of the flash-point holy compound that has been closed for years. Police said 19 Palestinians were arrested. The incident follows a similar confrontation on Monday in which Palestinians tried to break the gate that Israel … Read More

Anti-Israel content exposed in UN agency’s school textbooks, as lawmakers decry ‘systematic hatred’

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Israel warns Syrian forces not to retaliate; former member of Israel’s special-op counter terrorism unit, Aaron Cohen, reacts. A newly declassified report is shedding light on anti-Israel material found in U.S.-funded textbooks used by the United Nations’ Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) in Palestinian schools — while faulting the State Department for leaving out key information … Read More

Blood money, not benevolence: The PLO’s Justification of ‘pay for slay’

Sunday, January 6, 2019

On Dec. 9, 2018 , Shira Ish-ran was shot in the abdomen by a Palestinian terrorist. She was pregnant, and she required an emergency cesarean section to save her life. Tragically, her baby, delivered prematurely, died. Palestinian Authority law mandates “salaries” for terrorists such as the one who shot Mrs. Ish-ran if he is caught … Read More

Think tank: Abbas allocates $330 million to pay terrorists, ‘martyrs,’ inmates

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Palestinian Authority has allocated more than NIS 1.24 billion ($330 million) for payments related to security prisoners and so-called “martyrs” in its 2018 budget, according to a new report published by a Jerusalem-based research institute. The funds include salaries and stipends for convicted terrorists and their families, though the exact figures for the terrorists … Read More