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October Today in Terrorism

October 5, 1985: Children killed in Egyptian mass shooting

On October 5, 1985 an Egyptian soldier named Suleiman Khater gunned down seven Israelis: three adults and four young children.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 26, 1947: Killings in British mandate Palestine

On this day in 1947 the Israeli terrorist group Irgun killed four British policeman during a bank robbery.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 19, 2002: Suicide bomber detonates on a bus in Tel Aviv

On September 19, 2002 a suicide bomber on a bus killed six people and wounded approximately 70 in the business centre of Tel Aviv.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 4, 1997: Suicide bombing at shopping centre in Jerusalem

On September 4, 1997 three suicide bombers attacked a popular shopping promenade in Jerusalem, killing four passers-by and wounding more than 200.

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July Today in Terrorism

July 4, 2002: Independence Day shootings at LAX

On July 4, 2002 an Egyptian AGAI terrorist opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport, killing two and wounding four

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There is more than enough blame on both sides for the ongoing violence in Israel/Palestine

The sovereign right to protect one’s nation from terrorists should not include methods that just create the conditions for more terrorism.

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April Today in Terrorism

April 29, 1975: Hostage taking in South Africa

On April 29, 1975 a South African Jew took 20 people hostage at the Israeli Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Is one person’s terrorist attack another’s ‘terrorist attack’?

The Iranian regime may be despicable for several very good reasons but that does not mean it is not the victim of terrorism too.

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March Today in Terrorism

March 14, 2004: Teenagers carry out double suicide bombing in Israel

On this day in 2004 ten people were killed and 16 wounded in a double suicide bombing at Israel’s Ashdod Port

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Do we need intelligence to stop nuclear weapons proliferation?

If there is a threat that is truly ‘existential’ to life on Earth it has to be nuclear weapons proliferation. So, how do we stop it?