Argentina passes law to hold annual memorial day for ’92 Israeli Embassy bombing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – The Argentina Senate passed a law for an annual memorial day remembering the 1992 terror attack on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.

The law passed unanimously by the upper house of parliament on Wednesday also calls for a week of events surrounding the March 17 day of remembrance to raise awareness about the consequences of global terrorism. [Read more…]

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Hamas, Hezbollah join Israel and U.S. in condemning Egypt mosque attack

(JTA) – Both Hamas and Hezbollah joined the United States, Israel and other nations in condemning a massive terrorist attack at a mosque in Egypt that killed more than 230 people.

In the attack Friday afternoon, an explosion ripped through the Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, roughly 25 miles west of the town of El-Arish in the north of the Sinai Peninsula. After the explosion, gunmen opened fire on the worshipers gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said. [Read more…]

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Brussels Jewish museum opens first exposition since 2014 massacre

(JTA) – Three years after the slaying of four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in what prosecutors say was a jihadist terrorist attack, the institution opened its first new exposition, whose theme is immigration.

The new exhibition, which opened last month and is titled “Belgium, Welcoming Land,” was inaugurated following renovations during which the museum was closed to the public for many months. Before closing for renovations, the museum had reopened briefly after the attack, for which a French national who fought in Syria, Mehdi Nemmouche, is currently standing trial. [Read more…]

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Brother of Toulouse jihadist jailed for terrorism but cleared of murder charges

(JTA) – In what French Jews decried as judicial “weakness,” a Paris court sentenced the brother of a jihadist from Toulouse to 20 years in prison for terrorism in 2012 but cleared him of murder charges.

Abdelkader Merah, whose brother, Moahmmed Merah in 2012 killed three soldiers and four Jews, including three children at a Jewish school in Toulouse, was convicted Thursday night of assisting his brother conspire to commit terrorism along with another accomplice, Fettah Malki, who was sentenced to 14 years. [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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