Bedouin-Israeli women, 19, charged with planning attack for ISIS

(JTA) – Two Bedouin citizens of Israel were arrested for allegedly planning to carry out an attack for the Islamic State terrorist group.

The 19-year-old residents of Lakiya in the Negev in southern Israel were indicted Monday in a Beersheba court on charges of being in contact with Islamic State terrorists. The charges also include planning a deadly terror attack and joining an illegal organization. [Read more…]

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Argentine Jewish businessman, four friends among dead in NYC terrorist truck ramming

Ariel Erlij, third from left, shown with some of his friends who were also killed in the terrorist attack in New York City, Oct. 31, 2017. (Twitter)
Ariel Erlij, third from left, shown with some of his friends who were also killed in the terrorist attack in New York City, Oct. 31, 2017. (Twitter)

Ariel Erlij, third from left, shown with some of his friends who were also killed in the terrorist attack in New York City, Oct. 31, 2017. (Twitter)

(JTA) – Five of the fatalities in the terrorist truck-ramming attack in New York City on Tuesday afternoon were Argentine tourists celebrating the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation, including one Jewish businessman.

At least eight people were killed and about a dozen injured when a truck rammed into a crowd on a bike path in downtown Manhattan in what Mayor Bill de Blasio called “an act of terror.” [Read more…]

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ISIS operatives accused of planning attack on Indian synagogue

The only synagogue in Ahemdabad, in the Gujarat state of India. (Wikimedia Commons)
The only synagogue in Ahemdabad, in the Gujarat state of India. (Wikimedia Commons)

The only synagogue in Ahemdabad, in the Gujarat state of India. (Wikimedia Commons)

(JTA) – Two men associated with the Islamic State were arrested in India for allegedly planning to attack a local synagogue.

The anti-terrorism squad in the western Indian state of Gujarat arrested the men, residents of the port city of Surat, on Wednesday. They are accused of planning to attack the synagogue in the Khadia area of Ahemdabad, the largest city in Gujarat. [Read more…]

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ISIS reportedly threatens Jewish N.Y. museum for hosting Kurdish event

NEW YORK (JTA) – Police increased security at a Jewish museum here after the Islamic State reportedly suggested it as a target for attack for hosting an event about Kurds fighting the terrorist group.

The threats against the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust are unsubstantiated, but security was increased Sunday and Monday as a precautionary measure, NBC reported. [Read more…]

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