Tag: Israel

26/11: The Nariman House tapes

| November 25, 2009 | 0 Comments



This is the story of what happened in Nariman House, a Jewish study centre run by the orthodox Chabad-Lubavitch organisation in New York. What you will now hear are telephone intercepts of conversations between the terrorists and their Pakistani handlers.  




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Shooting, Graffiti Unsettle Area Synagogues

| November 5, 2009 | 0 Comments



The L.A. Jewish community remained on alert this week as police continued their hunt for a gunman who shot and wounded two congregants at a Sephardic synagogue the San Fernando Valley. The shooting occurred at 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the underground garage of the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic Synagogue in North Hollywood. […]




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ADL after LA synagogue attack: Jews most targeted religious group

| November 1, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Anti-Defamation League has expressed deep concern over Thursday's shooting at the Adat Yeshurun Valley Sephardic synagogue in North Hollywood. "While we have not confirmed the motive behind this horrendous act, we obviously take a shooting at a synagogue very seriously and ask for the community to contact LAPD or ADL with any information," said […]




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NoHo Shooting Synagogue raises security concerns

| October 29, 2009 | 0 Comments



LOS ANGELES — The LAPD has once again increased patrols around Jewish facilities. Thursday's attack happened just 10 miles from the Jewish Community Center where a white supremacist went on a shooting spree a decade ago. Most Jewish facilities like synagogues and schools have some sort of security like fences, security cameras and in some […]




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Alert triggers tight security at Jewish places in Pune

| October 21, 2009 | 0 Comments



PUNE: Following an alert by central intelligence agencies that the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to attack Jewish religious places in Pune, the police have made tight security arrangements at the Ohel David Synagogue (Lal Deval) at Ambedkar road in Pune Camp and Chabad House at Koregaon Park. Acting on the information, city police commissioner Satya […]




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Petach Tikvah Synagogue Desecrated

| October 17, 2009 | 1 Comment



Worshippers at the Heichal Meir synagogue in Petach Tikvah were shocked to find the synagogue vandalized and desecrated when they arrived for services on Shabbat morning. Overnight Friday, windows were broken, anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed on walls, the central prayer bima platform was hacked to pieces, prayer books were ripped apart, and several bottles of […]




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State of Israel Anti-terror bureau warns of possible attacks on Israelis in India

| October 16, 2009 | 0 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau (CTB) on Thursday said the threat of possible attacks against Israelis traveling in India has become "significantly more severe" since a stark travel advisory was issued last month. The bureau said there was a "concrete threat" of attacks on Chabad centers and synagogues throughout India, including Goa, as well as on sites […]




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Health Ministry: Resist the urge to kiss your rabbi

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



Observant Jews who kiss the hands of esteemed rabbis, their own hands after shaking somebody else’s or publicly owned Torah scrolls or holy books out of respect or devotion should tame their urge and avoid this practice for their own and others’ health. Saliva with the swine flu virus or ordinary seasonal flu strains could […]




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Synagogue Swine Flu Guidelines Issued

| September 23, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) With an eye to increased attendance at services during the upcoming holiday season, Dr. Eitan Chai-Am, Director-General of the Health Ministry issued instructions on Thursday for ways to minimize the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus at synagogues. People who don’t feel well should not go to synagogue. Those who go should not […]




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Israelis in India warned of possible terror attacks

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



Counter Terrorism Bureau says Pakistan-based group that carried out Mumbai attacks looking to target Israelis, westerners The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued a stark travel advisory for Israelis in India Thursday, warning them to refrain from visiting crowded tourist hubs that are not secured by armed guards. Israelis were also advised not to travel to […]




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Police on high alert ahead of High Holidays

| September 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



West Bank placed under general closure, police to boost activity in crowded areas, synagogues to be secured by volunteers, and traffic police to be deployed throughout country to ensure safe, peaceful holidays. The security establishment was on high alert Friday, the eve of Rosh Hashana. The West Bank was put under a general closure at […]




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NYPD’s Israeli Detective Warns Of Hamas Splinters

| September 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



A former Israeli paratrooper now working for the NYPD in Tel Aviv told Jewish leaders here on Monday that Hamas splinter groups are a growing security threat, struggling to upset a delicate ceasefire with Israel. “In the Gaza Strip, we have seen the creation of ex-Hamas splinter groups who feel that Hamas has gotten soft […]




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70 Months in Jail for Plot to Attack US Synagogues, El Al

| August 18, 2009 | 0 Comments



(IsraelNN.com) A United States federal judge in southern California handed down a 70-month prison term on Monday to Hammad Riaz Samana, the fourth Muslim member of an anti-Jewish terrorist cell to be sentenced. Other members of the cell are serving up to 20 years in jail. Samana and his co-conspirators planned to attack synagogues, the […]




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Israel NSC issues High Holiday travel warning

| August 11, 2009 | 2 Comments



The Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a warning Tuesday against traveling to Sinai at the current time and during the upcoming holidays in September. The bureau stressed that "Hezbollah continues to accuse Israel of the death of Imad Mughniyeh, which increases threats of terror made by Hezbollah towards Israeli targets abroad". The bureau warns of kidnapping and […]




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Syngagogue arson ignites religious tensions in Modi’in

| July 17, 2009 | 0 Comments



The fire that gripped Modi'in's Conservative community last week has in turn ignited a fierce dispute between the city and non-Orthodox residents about who started it. Worshipers accuse ultra-Orthodox "fanatics" and complain of municipal indifference, while the city speaks of petty vandalism, adding that claiming otherwise is "reckless and disingenuous." The fire, which was set […]




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