Ex-Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter is spearheading an effort to convince the US gov’t to weaken sanctions on terrorist groups.
Former President Jimmy Carter is spearheading an effort to convince the United States to weaken sanctions on terrorist groups, The Hill reported.
Former President Jimmy Carter – Photo: by AP
Carter and other foreign policy experts sent a petition to Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, asking him to exempt peace groups from policies that make it a crime to offer negotiation training and humanitarian law classes to terror groups.
“The Secretary of State can, and should, exempt peacebuilding activities from this counterproductive application of the law,” says the petition, initiated by The Charity and Security Network, which, according to its website claims “to protect civil society’s ability to carry out peacebuilding projects, humanitarian aid, and development work effectively and in a manner consistent with human rights principles and democratic values.” Continue Reading »
Palestinian terror group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) said that after nearly 40 years of quiet on the Syria-Israel border, it was now preparing for new (terrorist) operations .
A militant Palestinian group in Damascus said it is forming combat units to try to recapture Israeli-occupied territory, in particular the Golan Heights, after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah that they would support such operations.
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A picture taken from the Israeli side of the border shows a Syrian woman waking near the Syria-Israel boundary fence in the Golan Heights near the southern Syrian village of Ar Rafide, May 7, 2013.
110 Parliament members sign petition demanding Pardon for ex-soldier who shot & killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997.
Former justice minister saying
‘He’s a hero’
Victims’ parents say they will fight against murderer’s release.
By Roi Kais
An overwhelming 110 members of the Jordanian House of Representatives signed a petition demanding a pardon for a Jordanian soldier who shot and killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in 1997.
Yedioth Aharnoth front page after the shooting – Photo: Yedioth Ahronoth archives
Ahmad Musa Mustafa Daqamseh shot the girls during a school fieldtrip in Naharayim, near the Israel-Jordan border, and is currently serving a life sentence. Continue Reading »
Jack Teitel , an American-Israeli was sentenced to 2 counts of life in prison for murder, & 3 counts for attempted murder.
Two Life Terms for American-Israeli ‘Jewish Terrorist’ Jack Teitel – Screenshot
Yaakov “Jack” Teitel, who has been dubbed “the Jewish terrorist,” was sentenced Tuesday to two life sentences plus 30 years in prison. Teitel was convicted on two counts of murder and three of attempted murder.
The American-born Teitel was also ordered to pay his victims 560,000 shekels in compensation.
Three months ago, the High Court ruled that Teitel bears full responsibility for his actions, and cannot claim insanity as a defense. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem District Court rules radical rightist was sane at time of the murders and finds Teitel guilty on 2 counts of murder & 2 counts of attempted murder.
By Aviel Magnezi
Yaakov “Jack” Teitel, notoriously known as the “Jewish Terrorist,” was convicted of the murder to two Palestinians and the attempted murder of two other people.
The conviction, rendered by the Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday, stated that Teitel was in full control of his faculties at the time of the murders, thus debunking the defense’s repeated claims that he was legally insane and therefore should not be held responsible of his actions. Continue Reading »
A Muslim terrorist group Ka’adat el-Jihad, an Al-Qaeda offshoot, has claimed responsibility for the murder of 5 Israelis in Burgas, Bulgaria.
The Muslim terrorist group claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman.
Scene of Burgas attack
The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
The email also reportedly bragged that the entire month of Ramadan will be a month of “holy war” and violence. “This is a month of war against the Jews and their American helpers, the enemies of Allah,” it stated. Continue Reading »
The Bulgarian police are holding a manhunt for another suspect they believe assisted the terrorist who carried out the terrorist attack in Burgas.
Bulgarian police are conducting a manhunt for another suspect who is believed to have assisted the terrorist who carried out the attack in Burgas which killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian citizen on Wednesday.
Tourist Bus destroyed in Burgas attack
According to a report in NRG-Ma’ariv, local security forces suspect that the suspect may be in possession of another bomb.
The report said that due to the suspicion that the suspect may have more explosives, extra security was placed in hotels in Burgas where Israelis are known to be staying. Continue Reading »
A man detained a week ago on suspicion of planning a terror attack in Cyprus may have targeted Israeli interests.
Cyprus authorities have detained a man on suspicion of being involved in planning a terrorist attack on the east Mediterranean island, a police spokesman said Friday.
The Associated Press quoted spokesman Andreas Angelides as having said that police have “an individual in custody on possible charges pertaining to terrorism laws.”
Angelides declined to identify the suspect, the level of his involvement in the plot and what the intended target would have been. He said disclosure of any details about the case could compromise an ongoing investigation. Continue Reading »
IAF aircraft strike terror targets in Gaza, in response to Friday’s shooting incident which resulted in the death of one soldier.
IAF aircraft struck three weapons manufacturing sites in central Gaza on Saturday night, as well as two terror tunnels, one in northern Gaza and one in the south.
According to a statement by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, direct hits at the targets were identified. All Israeli planes returned safely to their base.
The attack came in response to the shootout between IDF troops and a Gaza terrorist on Friday morning. 21-year-old Golani Brigade soldier Netanel Moshiashvili was killed in the incident. Continue Reading »
Sophisticated roadside explosive targets civilians who escape unhurt miraculously. Israeli press ignores the story.
Two Jewish civilians were targeted by a sophisticated Arab roadside bomb Wednesday night near Hevron but escaped unhurt miraculously. The serious incident was hardly reported at all in the press, which was busy counting the number of blows dealt to anarchists who tried to block a major thoroughfare.
Combat soldiers in live-fire drill - Israel news photo: IDF spokesman
Chaim Siton, a resident of Avigail in southern Mount Hevron, was driving home with a friend on the dark and largely deserted road, when he saw a piece of black fabric waving in the wind and thought it was a dog running toward the road. Continue Reading »
Imprisoned Fatah commander issues unusual missive calling on Palestinians to sever economic and security coordination with Israel and urging an economic and diplomatic boycott.
Former Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is jailed in Israel, published an unusual message on Monday in which he called on the Palestinian public to launch a widespread resistance against Israel.
Barghouti made the remarks ahead of Land Day on Friday, when thousands of people are expected to protest along Israel’s borders to mark the deaths of six Israeli Arabs in March 1976 and protest the Israeli government’s land policies.
The imprisoned Fatah commander, who is serving five life sentences in an Israeli jail, sent the missive from Hadarim prison and called on Palestinians to undertake a popular resistance against Israel. Continue Reading »
An Arab woman with large knife arrested near fence of Emanuel, one day after two terrorists tried to enter Elon Moreh.
The latest terror trend among Arabs in Samaria may be an effort to copy the horrific slaughter in Itamar a year ago, in which five members of a single family were murdered with a knife.
Police from the Samaria Region arrested an Arab woman near the perimeter fence of the city of Emanuel Tuesday morning. She was carrying a large knife.
The woman, 32, was identified by a military force near the village of Imtin, next to Emanuel, located in central Samaria and near the city of Ariel and the communities of Karnei and Ginot Shomron. Continue Reading »