Tag: Terrorism

Netanyahu: Palestinians need to stop paying terrorists

In an interview with Fox News, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed peace prospects with the Palestinians, saying, “I think the first test of peace is to say to them, Hey, you want peace? Prove it. Confront terrorism, stop rewarding terrorism, stop paying terrorists.” Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter  The interview with Netanyahu was conducted by […]

Egypt’s Coptic Christians Celebrate Easter in the Shadow of ISIS

As Christians around the world celebrate Easter Sunday, eight million of them will be praying alongside security checkpoints, police guards and the threat of religious violence. This is the fate of the Coptic Christians of Egypt — an ancient religious minority whose persecution today is “the worst it has ever been,” according to analysts. Bombers […]

Analysis: Palm Sunday church bombing in Egypt shows security is failing

Fashil — “failed” — thats how many Egyptians, particularly Coptic Christians, are describing their governments handling of security in Egypt in the aftermath of the Palm Sunday bombings in Alexandria and Tanta.The bombings, claimed by ISIS, left at least 43 dead and almost 120 wounded.Video posted on Facebook shows an angry crowd surrounding, then beating, […]

Sisi declares state of emergency

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Sunday declared a three-month state of emergency following the two deadly bombings on Coptic churches. “A series of steps will be taken, most importantly, the announcement of a state of emergency for three months after legal and constitution steps are taken,” Sisi said in a speech aired on state […]

Pope slams deadly Egypt church blasts: ‘World suffering from wars, terror’

Pope Francis condemned a deadly blast at a church in Egypt and said at a Palm Sunday Mass that the world was suffering from wars, terrorism and “interests that are armed and ready to strike.” Francis, who has not made any direct public comment on the current Middle East crisis, said the Mass as international […]

After ‘atrocious’ chemical attack, where does Syria go from here?

The atrocious chemical attack Tuesday near Idlib, in northern Syria, raises more questions than definite answers. It is premature to define and agree on the basic facts of what really happened and why a chemical agent was most probably dropped from the air, killing at least 100 people, many of them children, and wounded some […]

Donald Trump’s response to Syria gas attack: blame Obama

The scale and horror of Tuesday’s gas attack on civilians in Idlib highlighted the vacuum in the Trump administration’s foreign policy making: the incident was met first by silence, then by criticism of Barack Obama. Donald Trump described the attack, which killed scores of victims, including many children, as a direct “consequence” of his predecessor’s […]

Israeli summit deducts: Cyber terrorism world’s greatest threat

Cyber terrorism is shaping up as the greatest threat to world security, Israeli, European and Asian comptrollers said at a seminar hosted on Tuesday by Israel’s State Comptroller Yosef Shapira.At a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin, state comptrollers and heads of regional ombudsman institutions from the US, Austria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, […]

St. Petersburg Subway Bomber ID’d as Akbarzhon Jalilov from Kyrgyzstan

A suicide bomber born in the Central Asia republic of Kyrgyzstan was behind the grisly attack on the St. Petersburg subway, Russian authorities said Tuesday as the death toll rose to 14. Investigators said body parts of the suspect, Akbarzhon Jalilov, 22, were found in the third car of the mangled train. His DNA was […]

Why Russia is a target for terror

When President Vladimir Putin first ordered Russia’s air campaign in Syria in late 2015, his mission was clear: to kill the terrorists living there before they were able to kill people in Russia. Thousands of people from the Russian Federation, mostly from the Caucasus region, had traveled to Syria to join Islamist groups. Many have […]