Israel Security Agency: “The ISA will not slacken in its continuing counter-terrorist efforts, be the terrorism Jewish or Palestinian.”
“This is stupidity,” he said. “It cannot be explained. It is folly, ridiculous.”
Some were Christians, but most “were Muslims, or were in the process of becoming Muslims,” and arrived from Arab countries, Europe and Africa.
Rothman-Zecher is the second writer that the Shin Bet has detained and questioned about leftist ties this summer.
Former energy minister Gonen Segev was jailed for five years in 2005 for trying to smuggle more than 30,000 ecstasy tablets into Israel.
The Shin Bet said that the cell was recruited and financed by an Iranian intelligence operative living in South Africa.
Haaretz was witness to a conversation among interrogators that yielded new details about how interrogators use torture to gain information from prisoners, usually Palestinians.
Military expertise seems to lead Israel’s defense professionals almost unavoidably to the prescriptions identified with the left, J.J. Goldberg writes.
At a London university event featuring Israel’s former Shin Bet security service head Ami Ayalon, pro-Palestinian protesters smashed windows, threw chairs and assaulted one of the event’s organizers.
Observant Jews have taken the reins of Israel’s security services, but that hasn’t been the sea change some predicted. J.J. Goldberg reports that the head of Shin Bet has divided the far right by leading a crackdown on Jewish extremists.