Threats

ISIS

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.

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