The US Department of Justice announced arrests and indictments against two Hezbollah agents, one a resident of New York and another, a resident of Michigan, who sought out venues for terror-attacks in New York and in Panama.
By AP, Ynet
US federal authorities said they’ve interrupted efforts to identify potential terrorism targets in New York City and Panama, including US and Israeli embassies, by arresting a man in Michigan and another in New York.Court papers unsealed Thursday charge the two men with providing support to a terrorist organization.
One of the suspects, Ali Kourani, conducted surveillance of potential targets in America, including military and law enforcement facilities in New York City.- Ynet
Samer El Debek of Dearborn, Michigan, was arrested June 1 in Livonia, Michigan, while Ali Kourani was arrested in the Bronx. Continue Reading »
U.S. files charges against female Jordanian terrorist convicted by an Israeli court & sentenced to 16 life sentences, but was traded after 8 years in the Hamas deal to release captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
The United States on Tuesday filed charges against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, a Jordanian woman who played a role in a 2001 suicide bombing at a Jerusalem Pizza restaurant.
Fifteen people were killed in the attack, including two U.S. citizens, and 122 wounded, including another four Americans.
Al-Tamimi acted as an accomplice, scouting the location of the Sbarro pizza chain in the heart of Jerusalem prior to the bombing and escorting the bomber to the site. Continue Reading »
The US wants Israel to take terrorist responsible for the bombing of an Israeli hotel & attempted rocket attack on an Israeli airline, but the FBI refuses Israel’s request to hand over the information uncovered during their interrogations.
The Obama administration has asked Israel to take in one of Guantanamo Bay’s “forever prisoners,” according to the Miami Herald on Friday.
The man in question, Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, 43, is linked to a car-bombing of an Israeli hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, as well as a plot to shoot down an Israeli Arkia airliner flying from Mombassa to Israel carrying 271 passengers in 2002. Continue Reading »
A week after the FBI taped Israel’s Celebrate into neutralizing Apple’s encryption security, a Federal hearing was cancelled, no longer needing to force the tech giant into compliance.
The FBI has unlocked the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, officials said Monday, ending a heated legal standoff with Apple that had pitted US authorities against Silicon Valley.
photo : CHIP SOMODEVILLA:GETTY:AFP
Apple, backed by a broad coalition of technology giants like Google and Facebook, was fiercely opposed to assisting the US government in unlocking the iPhone on grounds it would have wide-reaching implications on digital security and privacy. Continue Reading »
The FBI taps Israel’s Celebrate into neutralizing Apple’s encryption security after failing to force the tech giant into compliance.
An Israeli firm is helping the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shootings, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Wednesday.
The FBI is turning to Cellebrite, which provides forensic software, after pressuring iPhone manufacturer Apple to create a way to override the phone’s security.
Cellebrite offers a forensics system that can retrieve data hidden inside encrypted phones.
Apple fought the FBI’s request, saying such a back door would essentially become a skeleton key that could easily be abused. Continue Reading »
NCYI President praised Director James Comey’s indictment of Polish collusion during the Holocaust, warning that it cannot, should not be ignored.
By Gedalyah Reback
Last week, FBI National Director James B. Comey wrote ahead of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day that such evils can never be forgotten, lest we fall on the trope that we are doomed to repeat history.
FBI Director James B. Comey – Reuters
“I believe it is simply our duty to do that, and I believe this is truth no matter where you come from on a philosophical or religious spectrum. Our obligation is to refuse to let bad win, to refuse to let evil hold the field.”
These words are innocent, even powerful indications that Director Comey is the type of broad-thinking the FBI could use at the top. Continue Reading »
FBI Director James Comey, “I believe it [the Holocaust] was also the most horrific display in world history of our humanity, of our capacity for evil and for moral surrender.”
WASHINGTON — FBI director James Comey called the Holocaust the most significant event in history and said that’s why a US Holocaust Memorial Museum program on its lessons is mandatory for new agents.
FBI Director James Comey discusses race & law enforcement at Georgetown University in Washington. – Photo: AP/Cliff Owen
Speaking Wednesday at the museum’s National Tribute dinner in Washington, Comey made a point of noting that new special agents and intelligence analysts must attend the Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust program. Continue Reading »
The Israeli suspect, found in a joint int’l FBI-Lahav 433 investigation, is being charged with computer trespassing, fraud, theft, and intellectual property offenses.
By MICHELLE MALKA GROSSMAN
A suspected Israeli hacker was arrested Wednesday on charges of hacking into the computers of Madonna and a number of other well-known artists in order to steal and distribute unreleased songs, Israel Police reported Wednesday.
Hacking into Madonna’s computer (illustrative) – Photo: INGIMAGE,REUTERS,JPOST STAFF
The months-long international investigation, conducted between the FBI and Lahav 433, the police’s special investigation unit, led investigators to a 39-year-old Tel Aviv resident.
The suspect allegedly hacked into the artists’ computers, stole unreleased tracks, and distributed the music over the Internet for money. Continue Reading »
According to the Shin Bet, Adam Everett Livvix, a 30 yr-old Texan Christian who was living in the Palestinian territories, was approached about assassinating U.S. President Barack Obama.
By Gili Cohen , Amos Harel & The Associated Press
The Israel Police and Shin Bet Security Service released information on Tuesday regarding a Christian American citizen arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack on Muslim holy sites in Israel.
Tourists pose for a picture in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City October 19, 2014. Continue Reading »
Judge lifts gag-order: FBI wiretaps will reveal suspected misconduct by senior Israeli officials, in both Israel Police and within political echelon.
‘If this can of worms is opened, many Israeli officials will be embarrassed by findings,’ source says
By Aviel Magnezi
It was cleared for publication Thursday that Israel Police is conducting an investigation of senior police officers on suspicion of accepting bribe from Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto
Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto – Photo: ILAN ASSAYAG/HAARETZ
In Wednesday’s issue of newsletter the rabbi releases periodically to his supporters, he wrote: “I will reveal my emotions before you. Dear brothers, this dark time forced upon us haunts us without us having committed any crime, and only due to narrow-minded and cruel considerations of those who use scare tactics.”
The only senior police officer whose name is mentioned in a statement issued by the Justice Ministry regarding the investigation is officer Menashe Arviv. Continue Reading »
Declassified FBI documents implicate PM Netanyahu in a 1970s plot to use U.S. technology for Israel’s nuclear program.
Declassified FBI documents from a 1985-2002 investigation implicate Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in an initiative to illegally purchase United States nuclear technology for Israel’s nuclear program.
Netanyahu was allegedly helped by Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood producer with ties to Israeli prime ministers and U.S. presidents. Milchan’s involvement in Israeli intelligence and arms dealing has been the subject of reports for some time, and was described in an unofficial biography published last year.
The documents rely on testimony from Richard Kelly Smith, a U.S. Continue Reading »