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Islamic Jihad

Trump As Big A Risk To Global Stability As Terrorism, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.22.2016 | World

The rising threat of jihadi terrorism, a military clash over China's expansionism in the South China Sea, and Donald Trump as president -- one of thes...

Lifting the Sanctions Will Not End Iran's Revolutionary Zeal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The timely implementation of the Iran deal and Tehran's full compliance with its various provisions to date should not be viewed as just an accomplished goal, but as a continuing process that could take several years to determine its viability and the extent to which it impacts Iran's foreign and domestic policy.

Lifting The Sanctions Will Not End Iran's Revolutionary Zeal

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.21.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The timely implementation of the Iran deal and Tehran's full compliance with its various provisions to date should not be viewed as just an accomplish...

Western Forces Try To Stem Jihadist Advances In Africa

The New York Times | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.02.2016 | World

SAHARA DESERT, Niger — A group of light armored vehicles skated over the moonscape of the Sahara, part of one of the largest detachments the French ...

Religious Fervor and Guns

William Duggan | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics
William Duggan

There is no debate among American gun jihadists: their reading of the Second Amendment justifies civilian deaths, period.

Our Congress Is Aiding and Abetting Terrorism

Tim Arnold | Posted 11.29.2015 | Politics
Tim Arnold

Since 9/11, some 785,000 refugees have been admitted to the United States -- and yet only three of them have been arrested for terrorism-related charg...

Five Lessons from the Paris Tragedy

David Harris | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
David Harris

Yesterday's tragic events in Paris should be another urgent wake-up call that, whether we live in France or elsewhere, our world needs, and is worth, defending.

Israel Says It Killed 5 Militants In Syrian Golan Heights Strike

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

AMMAN/JERUSALEM, Aug 21 (Reuters) -- Israel said it killed at least five Palestinian militants in an air strike on the Syrian Golan Heights on Friday,...

Israel Launches Strikes Into Syria After Rocket Attack

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Rockets hit an Israeli village near the Lebanese border on Thursday and Israel struck back in the Syrian Golan He...

Follies of Denial: Jihad and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Western leaders who deny the religious foundation of the jihadist group Islamic State are blind to its raison d'être, which is firmly grounded in Islamic texts and the concept of offensive jihad. Furthermore, models for militias can be found in historic and contemporary jihads.

Is Israel and Hamas Ready for a Ceasefire?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Calls for an immediate ceasefire notwithstanding, Israel will press on with its bombing in Gaza in the hope that it can achieve a level of deterrence with Hamas that will last far longer than the 18 months that came after its November 2012 air operation.

The Saudi Roots of Today's Shi'ite-Sunni War

Pouya Alimagham | Posted 08.23.2014 | World
Pouya Alimagham

The rise of Shi'ite-Sunni sectarian warfare has its roots not in the distant 7th century, but in Saudi Arabia's response to Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979, when the Saudi regime as a matter of policy began to counter Iran's revolution by financing anti-Shi'ite Islamists across the Muslim world.

Afghanistan Needs Its 'Knights' for Age of Greater Jihad

Suleiman Wali | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Suleiman Wali

Afghanistan has become entirely too fluent in the language of Lesser Jihad, which it famously fought and won in the 1980s. But as that pivotal year of 2014 approaches, let us define who we are in peacetime and be even better at winning at that.

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

Islamic Jihad: We Fired Rocket At Tel Aviv

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

GAZA, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Thursday it had fired a rocket that reportedly hit Israel's commercial...

Israel's Long History Of Targeted Assassinations

Posted 11.14.2012 | World

The Israeli army killed Hamas' military commander Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday and launched a series of airstrikes against different targets in the Gaza ...

Some Lessons From the Latest Gaza Confrontation

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

The latest confrontation between Israel and Iranian-backed terrorists in the Gaza Strip seems to be coming to an end. So what are some of the lessons from this episode?

What Does 'Death to Israel' Mean to You?

Bradley Burston | Posted 01.07.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

If progressives cannot see Israelis as people, if they -- we -- cannot summon up the same compassion and concern for unarmed combatants on both sides of a battle front, it's time they checked their ideology for holes.

Gaza Rocket Attacks Shake Israel's Metropolitan Areas

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Anav Silverman

On the same day that the Sheetrit family's home was struck by rocket shrapnel, an Ashkelon man, Moshe Ami, a father of four, was killed in a rocket attack on his way home.

Wanted: New Palestinian Political Parties

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.21.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

If the coming year will witness the birth of the state of Palestine, we need to see from now what kind of state it will be. Programs that can give concrete answers to this question will undoubtedly do better than generalities.

Teaching During Terror: Bombing Shakes Israel's Capital

Anav Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anav Silverman

We Jerusalem teachers continue on regularly with lessons, as terror continues to strike at southern Israel. The transition from relative quiet to unrest can engulf cities in different parts of this country within a day.

Red Sea Sharks Made in Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

A German tourist was mauled to death by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast Sunday, but if popular rumors on the street are to be believed, it was the I...

What Jihadists Talk About Online

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Internet cafes have become hubs of youth radicalization, where jihadists can discuss their ideological viewpoints with like-minded individuals thousands of miles away.

Ex-AP Hostage Terry Anderson Back in Beirut to Teach U.S. J-Students How to Report Accurately on Middle East

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Unfortunately, I wasn't scared enough, and I wasn't cautious," Anderson admitted. "I got caught because I refused to take the precautions that I probably should have."