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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Thousands attend funeral for Israeli policewoman killed in terror attack

Hadas Malka (Courtesy of Israel Police)
Hadas Malka (Courtesy of Israel Police)

Hadas Malka (Courtesy of Israel Police)

(JTA) – Thousands attended the funeral of Israeli Border Police officer Hadas Malka, who was killed by a Palestinian terrorist.

The funeral at a military cemetery in Ashdod began just after midnight Sunday morning, about 24 hours after she died of her wounds sustained during the Friday night attack near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. [Read more…]

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Israel cracked details of ISIS laptop bomb plans leaked by Trump

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)

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Israeli cyber-intelligence reportedly uncovered detailed Islamic State plans for bomb attacks aboard aircraft that led to the U.S. ban on laptops on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations.

The revelation appeared Monday in a New York Times article about the difficulties facing the United States in using cyber warfare to contain the influence of the terrorist group, which quickly regroups once Western intelligence agencies are able to disable its networks. [Read more…]

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