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

London mayor consults with Israel on fighting urban terrorism

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Kahn said he spoke with Israeli officials for advice on how to combat urban terrorism in the wake of terror attacks in London and Manchester. Kahn told the London-based Jewish News that his office and Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism officials had spoken with officials in Israel. “My office has been in contact with … Read More

ISIS claims responsibility for Manchester blast, as leaders condemn attack

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Islamic State claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly attack at the Manchester Arena and said it was carried out with an explosive device planted at the concert, according to a statement the group posted on Telegram. “One of the soldiers of the Caliphate was able to place an explosive device within a gathering of the Crusaders … Read More

Israel’s annual Memorial Day remembers 23,544 fallen soldiers

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Israelis bowed their heads for a minute of silence as the siren wailed on Sunday evening to remember the men and women who died during active duty or were killed in terror attacks. The siren marked the official start of the annual Memorial Day, although several events were held earlier Sunday. Speaking earlier at a … Read More

Incitement

Report: Jordan Arrests Five Over West Bank Suicide Attack Plot

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Jordan is holding a trial for five suspects involved in an alleged plot to conduct suicide attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank, AFP reported Tuesday. According to a judiciary source cited by the agency, the trial began recently at the state security court, a military tribunal that usually deals with terrorism-related cases. The suspects, all … Read More

EU Parliament Raises Alarm Over Hate Speech and Incitement in Palestinian Textbooks

Monday, May 18, 2020

The European Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday expressing concern that Palestinian educational materials contained hate speech and incitement to violence. The resolutions noted “the need to guarantee that no Union funds … are used to finance textbooks and educational material which incite religious radicalization, intolerance, ethnic violence, and martyrdom among children.” They also pointed … Read More

Border Police Vehicle Burnt Down by Firebombs Near Jerusalem

Friday, May 8, 2020

A Border Police vehicle burnt down after being attacked with firebombs near the Palestinian city of Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, the Police Spokesperson’s Unit reported Friday morning. According to police, the forces were attacked by locals during an operation near the West Bank Separation Fence. No casualties were reported by law enforcement. Border Police … Read More

Jordan conducts military maneuvers simulating war with Israel

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

(November 27, 2019 / MEMRI) The Jordanian Army conducted a series of military maneuvers this week simulating an attempted invasion of the kingdom, but which also appeared to be a message to Israel. The maneuvers, which took place on Nov. 25, 2019 in the presence of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, were named “Swords of Karameh,” … Read More

Firebomb thrown at police post on Temple Mount as fresh violence erupts

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A firebomb was thrown at a police position on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Tuesday, prompting officers to make a number of arrests and close off access to the holy site, which has seen soaring tensions in recent weeks over a long-sealed area. The police had no comment on any injuries in the attack. “A … Read More