Israeli security officials are increasingly concerned about the threat of large-scale terror attacks by ISIS.
The Shin Bet security service, in an unusual move, issued a statement denying allegations that it has tortured Jewish teens held in connection with the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed three.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Jewish suspects in a July firebombing that killed three Palestinians, including an 18-month-old, have not been tortured despite allegations.
For more than two months, Israel has been battling a wave of deadly attacks by Palestinians targeting Israelis. At the same time, and in a reflection of the complications of the region, it is trying to rein in violent, far-right Jewish groups intent on sowing discord with Muslims and Christians.
In the aftermath of a deadly firebombing in a West Bank Palestinian village believed to have been perpetrated by Jewish terrorists, Israel’s Shin Bet arrested its most wanted Jewish terrorist suspect.
Netanyahu’s last-minute outcry to save Israel from Arab votes arguably won him the election. But it opened a deep rift in society that will take ages to heal, J.J. Goldberg writes.
Shin Bet and the Mossad are embroiled in a heated dispute over their respective intelligence gathering responsibilities. Who’s supposed to keep an eye on Gaza?
Netanyahu is reported to be stalling the nomination of Israel’s next IDF chief. His reasons are a topic of hot speculation — but J.J. Goldberg says the facts speak for themselves.
Three of Israel’s senior ex-defense officials came out last week, almost simultaneously, with blistering attacks on the security policies of Netanyahu’s coalition.
Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Mahmoud Abbas for the Jerusalem synagogue terror attack. Hours later, Israel’s domestic security chief said that just isn’t true, J.J. Goldberg reports.