ISIS seeks to re-establish an Islamic caliphate, or empire, across the entire Middle East. Over the last several years, these brutal terrorists have murdered thousands of Christians and other religious minorities in the region. Despite recent defeats in Iraq and Syria, their radical ideology continues to inspire deadly terror attacks around the world. At the same time, ISIS has set its sights on Israel. The IDF has been carefully watching the terrorist organization’s movements as they have established a presence in the Sinai desert along Israel’s border with Egypt, on the Syrian side of Israel’s northern border, and are now competing with Hamas for control of the Gaza strip. The extremist ideology of ISIS is even more violent than Hamas, which attracts radicals who believe Hamas is not doing enough to attack Israel.

Austrian authorities foil IS-inspired terror attack on Christmas market

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

VIENNA — Austrian authorities have foiled a plot to carry out a series of terror attacks, including bombing one of Vienna’s Christmas markets, local media reported Monday. The plot involved three men, including a 24-year-old ringleader who had been influenced by the ideology of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, according to the APA news … Read More

Two IS supporters planned Independence Day terror attacks in Jerusalem

Monday, December 2, 2019

Two Palestinian men were indicted Sunday for planning a terror attack targeting Israeli revelers during the nation’s upcoming Independence Day in April. The two, 21-year-old Ahmad Ja’abis and 19-year-old Basel Abidat, are residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. According to the indictment filed by Jerusalem prosecutors, they became interested in the Islamic … Read More

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

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