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The Iranian terrorist threat: the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2015 does not mention Iran and Hezbollah, which were previously presented as a major source of terrorism.
The Iranian terrorist threat
Israel's south remains quiet. In Jerusalem a Palestinian terrorist staying in Israel illegally carried out a stabbing attack, severely wounding an Israeli civilian. Israeli security forces exposed a Hamas network in Hebron whose operatives planned to carry out various types of terrorist attacks, including suicide bombing attacks In the Abu Tor neighborhood of east Jerusalem an extensive "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terrorism) network was exposed. Its operatives threw Molotov cocktails and stones at Israeli security forces and Jewish Israeli civilians living in the neighborhood.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 18 – 28, 2015)
A Hamas cell was exposed in Qalqiliya, handled by terrorist operatives in the Gaza Strip. It planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Israel. Official spokesmen for the Palestinian Authority (PA) claimed the election in Israel was an internal matter. They claimed the Palestinians would negotiate with any new Israeli government for a two-state.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 17 – 24, 2015)
This past week terrorist events focused on the vehicular attack in north Jerusalem that injured five people. The terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip continue their efforts to rebuild the military-terrorist capabilities harmed by Operation Protective Edge. The PLO's Central Council recommended the PA suspend its security coordination with Israel on account of Israel's non-compliance with its agreements with the Palestinians.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 4 – 10, 2015)

Third vehicular attack carried out in Jerusalem in May, and as before, it received support from Fatah and the Palestinian media; the Palestinian Authority did not condemn it*.

Issued on 21/05/2015 Type Article
On May 20, 2015, a vehicular attack was carried out in Jerusalem, the third during the past month and the seventh since the beginning of 2015. During the past year there was an increase in the number of vehicular attacks carried out as part of what the Palestinians call the "popular resistance."
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 14-20, 2015)

Issued on 20/05/2015 Type Article
ISIS worked this week to establish and strengthen its control over western Iraq and eastern Syria by “cleansing” the “pockets” of Iraqi and Syrian army soldiers. In Syria, ISIS is making an effort to cleanse the “pockets” of the Syrian Army in the Syrian Desert, in the east of the country. The Al-Nusra Front and its allies (Jaysh al-Fatah) continued their efforts to take over the road from Idlib to Latakia.
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When did the First Lebanon War end?

Issued on 11/06/2014 Type Article
Lecture by Dr. Reuven Erlich at a seminar held by the Israeli Center for Defense Studies, June 12, 2014
In my lecture, I will attempt to examine the question of when the First Lebanon War ended, as part of a seminar dealing with the end of wars in the history of the State of Israel, held by the Israeli Center for Defense Studies, established by Israel Galili. I will also attempt to point out the role of the First Lebanon War in the broader historical context of Israeli policy since the Yom Kippur War.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 13-19, 2015)

Issued on 19/05/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. Rallies and marches were held in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip for the Nakba Day. A vehicular attack was carried out near the entrance to the village of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion. Four Israelis were injured, one seriously.
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During the past year there has been an increase in the number of vehicular attacks in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

Issued on 18/05/2015 Type Article
At around noon on May 14, 2015, a Palestinian drove a taxi with an Israeli license plate to the junction at the entrance of the village of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion. The driver swerved out of the lane, rammed into youths waiting at the bus stop and sped away. Four young men were injured, one seriously; the others suffered minor injuries.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 7-13, 2015)

Issued on 13/05/2015 Type Article
In the Idlib province, northwestern Syria, battles continue between the Syrian Army and Hezbollah operatives and the Al-Nusra Front and its allies (Jaysh al-Fatah). In Iraq, there have been no significant changes: in the refinery compound in Baiji, ISIS controls most of the area and so far has the upper hand in the fighting against the Iraqi Army. In the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security forces are intensifying their operations against the ISIS’s branch in Sinai, so far without significant results.
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