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You Take London, I’ll Take Tel Aviv

I watched a video yesterday, before Hurricane Irene moved in on New York, in which a Queens resident who had been instructed to evacuate explained his refusal to leave. He said that he had no idea how much police presence there was going to be in the immediate aftermath of the storm and could not […]

Arrests in Itamar Massacre

Two Palestinians, 18-year-old high school student Hakim Maazan Niad Awad and 19-year-old Amjad Mahmud Fauzi Awad (both “affiliated with” the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, or PFLP), have been arrested for the murders on March 11 of five members of the Fogel family in the settlement of Itamar. (The suspects are not related.) They are […]

Make No Concessions: An Ex-Islamist Speaks

This video clip shows an interview with Tawfik Hamid, former member of the radical Egyptian terrorist organization Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya and ex-protégé of Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who may be familiar to you as Osama bin Laden’s second-in-command in al-Qaeda. Hamid was raised in a secular family but became interested in religion while in medical school, where he was recruited into […]

Hamas Targets Israeli School Bus; Teen Critically Injured

I participated earlier this afternoon in a press conference given by Maj. Avital Leibovich, head of the Foreign Press Branch of the IDF Spokesperson’s office. She informed us that earlier today, Palestinians in Gaza fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus inside sovereign Israel, critically injuring a 13-year-old child and seriously injuring the […]

UPDATE: Palestinians Escalate War On Israeli Civilians

This is what I know as of 7:00 pm local time (the explosion in Jerusalem was at about 3:00 pm): At least 30 are wounded in Jerusalem and there is one fatality, a 59-year-old woman. This is the worst attack in Jerusalem in about three years. PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has said he “resolutely […]

Explosion at Bus Stop in Jerusalem

A 1-kilo bomb just went off at a crowded bus stop outside the convention center Binyanei HaUma in west Jerusalem, which is opposite the Central Bus Station. This particular bus stop is about a two-minute walk from the hotel where Claire and the other Act For Israel fellows were staying last week. Reports indicate that the […]

In Cold Blood in Itamar

The knifing to death of five members of the Fogel family in the settlement of Itamar reminds me of the killing of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959, familiar to you perhaps as the subject of Truman Capote’s monumental work of reportage, In Cold Blood. The Clutter murders still arouse revulsion and horror decades […]

Israeli Invents Anti-Terrorist Robot

A former Shin Bet agent, Amos Goren, has invented a robot that can be deployed as an anti-terrorist operative at any civilian installation. The robot, Amstaff, is designed to work in groups to detect and defuse threats over large areas: four or five of them would be able to handle Ben Gurion Airport, for example. When […]