Attempted bombing against Israeli soldiers near Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
July 25, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian militants in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday set off a bomb targeting several Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers, an army source said. "Earlier this morning an explosive device was detonated against IDF soldiers who were performing routine activity adjacent to the security fence," the source told Xinhua Wednesday. The powerful blast, which Israel Radio said took place near the Kerem Shalom crossing point, did not cause any casualty or damage.

Is Mideast terrorism drifting to Africa?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Rina Bassist - (Analysis) July 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Two weeks ago, Kenyan police arrested two people suspected of planning a terror attack against Israeli and American targets. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s cabinet declared immediately that the arrest proved Iran’s involvement once again in international terrorism. At the same time, Kenyan media reported that Israeli detectives had arrived in Nairobi to conduct meetings with different security bodies. Israeli officials have refused to comment so far.

Iran TV: Links to attack on Israelis 'ridiculous'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
July 19, 2012 - 12:00am

Iran's state TV is rejecting accusations of Tehran's involvement in an apparent suicide attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria that killed at least eight people. A commentary Thursday on the TV website calls the claims by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others "ridiculous" and "sensational." The website described the Israeli charges as attempts to discredit Iran and its allies such as Syria.

Israeli president vows retribution "both near and far" over tourist bus blast
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
July 19, 2012 - 12:00am

"Israel will locate and act against terror all over the world," Israeli President Shimon Peres said Thursday in a strong response to a suicide bombing against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria a day earlier. Five Israelis were killed, along with the Bulgarian bus driver, at the Burgas airport when an as-yet unidentified man detonated a powerful charge that ripped through a tour bus full of just- arrived Israeli tourists.

Israeli officials says Iran will face retaliation for bombing that killed 5 in Bulgaria
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Karin Brulliard - July 19, 2012 - 12:00am

Israeli officials maintained Thursday that Iran was behind a suicide bombing that killed five Israeli tourists in Bulgaria and vowed to settle the score, but indicated that retaliation was unlikely to take the form of a military strike on Iran.

The anti-Semitism that goes unreported
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - (Opinion) July 18, 2012 - 12:00am

Here's a statistic that you won't see in research on anti-Semitism, no matter how meticulous the study is. In the first six months of the year, 154 anti-Semitic assaults have been recorded, 45 of them around one village alone. Some fear that last year's record high of 411 attacks - significantly more than the 312 attacks in 2010 and 168 in 2009 - could be broken this year.

PM blames Iran for thwarted Cyprus terror attack
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Herb Keinon - July 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Iran on for what he described as an attempted Hezbollah attack against Israeli targets in Cyprus, the second time this month he has pointed a finger at Tehran for attempted terrorist attacks against Israelis abroad.

In exclusive interview, neo-Nazi recounts aiding Palestinians in Munich massacre
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Ofer Aderet - July 12, 2012 - 12:00am

A popular German detective novelist accused of being directly involved in the 1972 Munich massacre apologized for his involvement in the attack and denied being a neo-Nazi in an interview with Haaretz earlier this week. Willi Voss, who was revealed to be an accomplice to the massacre by a report compiled by the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, and was made public at the request of Der Spiegel, told Haaretz that he “is not a neo-Nazi and has never been.”

Hamas commander found guilty of killing 46 Israelis
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Chaim Levinson - June 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Senior Hamas military commander Ibrahim Hamed was found guilty on Wednesday by an Israeli military court for the deaths of 46 people in terrorist attacks during the Second Intifada. Hamed, 47, started as a Hamas operative in the 1980s. In 2001, he was released from a Palestinian Authority prison and masterminded a string of deadly attacks during the Second Intifada, including the Café Moment, Hebrew University, and Zion Square attacks in Jerusalem and the Rishon Letzion pool hall attack.

Internal Egyptian power struggle encouraging Sinai threat to Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
by Adam Gonn - June 20, 2012 - 12:00am

One Israeli was killed and several others wounded in a terrorist ambush Monday on their way to work on Israel's border fence with Egypt, in an attack that bodes ill for future bilateral relations. Militants crossed into Israel from Egypt and carried out a combined shooting, bombing and rocket-propelled grenade attack against two vehicles carrying the Israeli workers. Israeli troops were dispatched to the area and killed two of the three gunmen.

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