Israeli agent undercover in ISIS at risk due to Trump intelligence leak, ABC reports

President Donald Trump is flanked by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office of the White House, May 10, 2017. (Russia Foreign Minister Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, left, and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office of the White House, May 10, 2017. (Russia Foreign Minister Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

(JTA) – An undercover Israeli agent inside the Islamic State has been put at risk by U.S. President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to Russia, ABC News reported.

The spy had provided Israel with intelligence about a plan by Islamic State, or ISIS, to cause the crash of a passenger jet on the way to the United States, according to the report aired Tuesday evening. Israel had shared the intelligence with the United States on the condition that it not be identified as the source of the information, unnamed current and former U.S. officials told ABC. [Read more…]

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Jewish supporter of Marine Le Pen blames ‘weak’ government for Paris attack

(JTA) – A prominent Jewish supporter of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in France blamed the current government for the death of a police officer in a suspected terrorist attack in Paris.

Michel Thooris, a police officer from southern France, was referencing the slaying Thursday evening of a policeman who was shot dead with a semi-automatic assault rifle at the Champs-Elysees shopping street. [Read more…]

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Rocket fired from Sinai hits Israel hours after border crossing closed

(JTA) – A rocket fired from Sinai landed on a greenhouse in southern Israel near the Gaza border hours after Israel closed its border with Egypt, citing fear of an imminent attack.

The rocket was fired on Monday morning, causing Code Red alerts to sound in several Israeli communities on the border with Gaza. No injuries were reported, but a tomato greenhouse was damaged. The Islamic State terror organization later claimed responsibility for the attack. [Read more…]

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Netanyahu praises Putin’s fight against radical Islam in Russia visit

(JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Russia’s contribution to the fight against the Islamic State and al-Qaida during a one-day visit to Moscow.

In a statement issued prior to his meeting Thursday in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Netanyahu stressed that it is important to make sure that Iran does not step in to fill the vacuum left by those terror groups. [Read more…]

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Israeli immigrant who converted to Islam indicted for trying to join ISIS

(JTA) – An Israeli immigrant from Belarus who later converted to Islam was arrested for trying to join the Islamic State.

Valentin Vladimir Mazalevsky, 40, a married father of five who lives in the Arab-Israeli town of Shibli in northern Israel, was indicted Wednesday in Nazareth District Court. He was arrested last month for trying to join the jihadists, the Shin Bet security service said in a statement also issued Wednesday. [Read more…]

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Islamic State-linked group claims responsibility for Eilat rocket attack

(JTA) – An affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat.

The Sinai Province group, which pledged its allegiance to ISIS in 2014, said Thursday it was responsible for the firing of four rockets from the Egyptian-controlled Sinai peninsula into Israel. Three of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system on Wednesday night, and the fourth landed in open water. No one was injured in the attack. [Read more…]

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