Tag Archives: Al Qaeda

Rockets, targeted assassinations, the UN and Syria

Although I haven’t reported on this subject lately, rocket fire from Gaza and Sinai into Israel has hardly ceased for a minute. As the Jerusalem Post reports: Palestinian terrorists fired three rockets at the Eshkol Regional council in the early … Continue reading

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Huge car bomb hits Hezbollah stronghold

A huge car-bomb in the vicinity of Hezbollah’s Beirut stronghold exploded on Thursday killing at least 20 and injuring dozens or even hundreds more: An army statement said the cause of the explosion was a car bomb. The blast engulfed … Continue reading

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American caution or cowardice in closing its Mideast embassies?

Yesterday Interpol issued a global security alert (h/t Reality) after a series of Al-Qaeda-linked prison breaks occurred in various locations in the Middle East. The State Department travel alert was based on the same intelligence that prompted it to close … Continue reading

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Will it be Hezbollah or Al Qaeda on Israel’s Syrian border?

As has been widely forecast, the Syrian civil war, which has occasionally spilled over Israel’s border, has now reached the Israeli border crossing itself. The town of Quneitra, where the Israel-Syria crossing point is located, today briefly fell into the … Continue reading

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IDF boosts forces on the Golan after UN kidnapping, threats from Syrian rebels

As I’ve written previously here, the civil war in Syria is approaching perilously close to Israel’s border and sometimes even spilling over into Israel with stray tank shells and mortars.  This danger was just ratcheted up a notch over recent … Continue reading

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Who leaked details of underwear bomb plot, and why?

Following the dramatic revelations last week about a foiled “underwear bomb plot”, and the startling news that the “bomber” was in fact an undercover British agent, US intelligence agents together with MI6 and MI5 are furious that the news was … Continue reading

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