Israel Blocks Terrorists, Palestinians Block Critics

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— For the past few months, Palestinians have been accusing Facebook of “waging war on Palestinian content” by suspending dozens of accounts belonging to Palestinian activists and groups suspected of anti-Israel incitement and promotion of terrorism. The Palestinians even went as far as accusing the social media giant of being in…

Eighteen years after the 9/11 attacks, Islamist extremism doesn’t make much news — but it’s not for lack of trying

By Judith Miller, Jewish World Review— Eighteen years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, many Americans believe that the threat of Islamist terror is played out — but that’s only because our counterterrorism efforts have been so successful. Attempted terror attacks no longer make front-page headlines, but the list of foiled plots to…

It’s the Palestinians’ fault there is no peace with Israel, US ambassador says in wake of terror attack

By JTA— The U.S. ambassador to Israel blamed the Palestinians for the lack of peace with Israel in the aftermath of a shooting in the West Bank that killed an Israeli man. David Friedman tweeted Wednesday morning, as the Israeli military expanded its search for the killer or killers, including setting up roadblocks and checkpoints…

Justice needed for American victims of Palestinian terrorism

By Michael Freund, Jpost— Not surprisingly, the incident came in the wake of weeks of ongoing anti-American incitement in the official Palestinian media. Just five days prior to the bombing, Palestinian television broadcast a sermon delivered in Gaza in which the preacher threatened “destruction for the United States” and noted ominously, “From this place [i.e.…

Israel foils ISIS-inspired attack at Jerusalem holy site

By Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom— Three Arab Israelis from the northern Arab town of Umm al-Fahm were arrested in early September on suspicion of planning a shooting attack inside the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Thursday. Said Ghasoub Mahmoud Jabareen, 26, and Firas Saleh Mahmoud Muhajanah, 24, who identify…