Hezbollah leader warns Israeli Jews to ‘return to the countries from which they came’

(JTA) – Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah called on Jews in Israel to “return to the countries from which they came” before his terror organization fights a war with Israel.

In his speech Sunday on the Shiite Muslim commemoration of Ashura, which marks the killing of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Nasrallah called on Jews who immigrated to Israel to “leave and return to the countries from which they came so they are not fuel for any war waged by your foolish government.” [Read more…]


Three Israeli Arabs arrested for planning attack on Temple Mount

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Three Israeli Arabs, including a 16-year-old, were arrested for planning a shooting on the Temple Mount.

The suspects, all from Umm al-Fahm, a city of mostly Israeli Arabs near Haifa in northern Israel, are supporters of the Islamic State, the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, said in a statement issued Thursday. One possessed weapons to carry out the attack, which was to be modeled after one in July that killed two Israeli Border Police officers. [Read more…]


Official report finds death of AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murder, not suicide

Alberto Nisman speaking at a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 20, 2009. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

Alberto Nisman speaking at a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 20, 2009. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – AMIA Jewish centre bombing special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was assassinated by two people, who drugged and beat him and then manipulated the crime scene to make it look like a suicide, according to an official report.

The report was submitted Friday to federal Judge Julián Ercolini and prosecutor Eduardo Taiano, who are investigating the death of the Argentinean prosecutor. If Nisman’s death is investigated as a murder, IT specialist Diego Lagomarsino would be the main suspect. [Read more…]


Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered, Argentine investigators set to claim in new report

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – A team of forensic analysts has determined that Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who claimed that the president of Argentina covered up Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish centre, was murdered and did not commit suicide, the South American nation’s media are reporting.

A new toxicology report on Nisman’s body found traces of the drug ketamine, an anesthetic used on animals, and posited that at least one other person forcefully held him down around the time of his death, the Infobae digital news outlet and the TN cable news network reported Thursday. [Read more…]


Netanyahu, on first visit to Buenos Aires, says all countries must fight ‘Iran’s terrorism’

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – Benjamin Netanyahu, making the first visit to Latin America by a sitting Israeli prime minister, spoke out against Iranian terrorism at the sites of two deadly bombings in Buenos Aires.

An hour after his arrival in the Argentine capital on Monday, Netanyahu visited the site of the Israeli Embassy attacked in 1992 to reaffirm the current friendship between the two countries and to denounce Iran. He later visited the AMIA Jewish community centre, where 85 were killed in a 1994 bombing, and also stressed Israel’s bonds with the Jewish community of Argentina. [Read more…]


Terrorist attacks on Israelis doubled in July

(JTA) – Israel’s security services last month recorded 222 terrorist attacks against Israelis, the highest number in any month since December 2015.

The attacks resulted in the killing of five Israelis – two police officers shot by terrorists and three members of one family – and the wounding of seven, according to the Israel Security Agency’s monthly report for July published earlier this week. Several Palestinians also died, some while perpetrating attacks and others during clashes with security forces. [Read more…]


Following attack, French Jewish leader calls for ‘immediate eradication’ of terrorism

(JTA) – Following the death of a pedestrian in what appeared to be a vehicular terrorist attack in Marseille, a leader of the local Jewish community called for the “immediate eradication” of terrorism.

Bruno Benjamin, the president of the local branch of the CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities, wrote the message Monday on Twitter shortly after police arrested a man they suspect is connected to the slaying of one woman and the serious injury of another in a car-ramming attack that morning.  [Read more…]