Tag: Israel

Anti-Christian graffiti spray-painted on Be’er Sheva church

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anti-Christian graffiti was sprayed at the entrance to a church in Be'er Sheva's Old City on Friday, just two days before Pope Francis I is due to begin his tour of the Holy Land. Police who arrived at the scene immediately began searching for the unknown suspects, who wrote "Jesus is a son of a […]

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Synagogue Vandalized in Jerusalem

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bnei Akiva counselors who arrived at the headquarters of the group’s Shunra branch in the Ramat Eshkol neighborhood in northern Jerusalem on Tuesday morning were horrified to discover that the center, which includes a synagogue, had been badly vandalized. Arutz Sheva spoke to chapter manager Dana Amar, who said the vandalism included “destruction of property and […]

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CTB issues travel warnings ahead of High Holidays

| August 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued on Monday a list of updated travel warnings ahead of the High Holidays. It is recommended to avoid non-essential visits to Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria and Azerbaijan due to continuous potential threat. "The High Holidays coming ahead, specifically Rosh Hashana and Sukkot, could be a target for terrorists to conduct attacks […]

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Vandals strike Jerusalem church

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vandals scribbled anti-Christian graffiti on the outer walls of one of Jerusalem's best-known churches early Tuesday morning, Israeli police said. Extremist Jewish West Bank settlers are suspected. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the perpetrators defaced a wall leading to the Church of the Dormition. The century-old structure is built on the site […]

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Historic Synagogue Devastated After Theft of Six Torahs

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Residents of the northern Israeli city of Safed are in shock after the discovery of six Torah scrolls stolen from the historic Tzemach Tzedek Synagogue. But even as police continue their investigation into the Friday night theft, members of the local community have commissioned the writing of a new Torah scroll in the hope that […]

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Travel Warnings Ahead of the Spring Holidays

| March 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The upcoming spring holidays (Passover, Independence Day and Lag B’Omer; especially Passover) are liable to provide incentive for terrorists around the world to attack Israeli and Jewish targets abroad. Against the background of a series of terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks since the beginning of the year, Iran and Hezbollah are stepping up their […]

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Vandals daub death threats on Jerusalem church

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

AFP – Attackers daubed death threats on the walls of the Baptist House church in central Jerusalem overnight and vandalised three cars parked nearby in the latest "price tag" hate crime, police said on Monday. "Anti-Christian graffiti was found on the walls of the Baptist church and the tyres of three cars parked nearby were […]

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‘Iran, Hezbollah trying to attack Jews abroad’

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Counter-terrorism Bureau releases warning in light of information emerging after recent attacks, urges tourists to be alert. It appears as though Iran and Hezbollah are currently trying to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets abroad, Israel's Counter-terrorism Bureau warned Friday. The Bureau said it drew these conclusions, "in light of the findings emerging […]

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Increased Israel-Iran Tension Leads To Heightened Security At Jewish Institutions In NYC

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has increased security at the Israeli consulate, synagogues and other Jewish cultural institutions throughout the city. The rising tensions between Israel and Iran have prompted the security increase in our area. Heavily armed police and bomb sniffing dogs were posted outside the Israeli consulate on Manhattan’s East Side. CBS […]

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Exclusive: Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Israeli facilities in North America — and around the world — are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase. "We predict that the threat on our sites around the world will increase … on both our guarded sites […]

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Torah Burned in Synagogue Fire in Lower Galilee

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jewish congregants in Harish, located in the Lower Galilee and near the Arab city of Umm el-Fahm east of Hadera, arrived at synagogue on Saturday morning to find firefighters trying to put out a blaze that had erupted inside their house of worship. By the time the fire was subdued a Torah scroll, a pair […]

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NYPD study: Jews are often terror targets

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Nearly half of the terror plots aimed at the city since 1992 have targeted Jewish people or institutions, prompting police to ramp up security around such facilities during the holiday season, according to an NYPD intelligence analysis. Friday, police Commissioner Ray Kelly said there was no specific threat against the city around the Christmas holiday […]

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Vandals scrawl ‘Death to the Jews’ on synagogues in Safed

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Unknown vandals scrawled "Death to the Jews" on four synagogues and a vehicle in the northern city of Safed on Tuesday night. "This is an unusual phenomenon, which does not characterize the nature of the relationship between Jews and Arabs in Safed," said Safed Mayor Ilan Shohat. "Just as we condemn the desecration of Islamic […]

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Israel issues urgent Sinai travel advisory ahead of Sukkot

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Monday warned Israelis to stay away from the Sinai Peninsula during the upcoming week-long Festival of Tabernacles (Sukkot), which begins Wednesday night, for fear of possible attacks from militants based there. A statement from the Bureau also urged Israelis currently in the peninsula "to leave at once and return to Israel." […]

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Israeli Cabinet Condemns Religious Site Vandalism

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jerusalem, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ministers of his cabinet on Sunday strongly condemned the recent vandalism of religious sites, after dozens of Muslim and Christian gravestones were found desecrated on Saturday. "Recently we have witnessed attacks on Muslim sites, a Christian site, and a Jewish site — a synagogue — which […]

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