Al-Qaeda

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 16 – 22, 2016)

This past week Palestinian popular terrorism continued, including an attempted stabbing attack at the Qalandia crossing (north of Jerusalem). A Palestinian terrorist tried to stab a security guard and struggled with him. He was shot and killed. Palestinians continued throwing stones at Israeli vehicles and at the Israeli security forces. The Hamas security forces detained
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Initial Reactions in Iran to the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States – Dr. Raz Zimmt

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States was received in Iran with great surprise. Senior Iranian officials, among them Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, reacted with care and restraint in their initial references to his victory, claiming Iran was not worried but rather prepared to cope with any possible challenge. However, they
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Spotlight on Iran* (November 7-20, 2016)

Faysal Meqdad, the Syrian deputy foreign minister, paid a visit to Tehran and met with senior Iranian officials. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, advisor to the speaker of the Majlis (the Iranian parliament) for international affairs, told him Iran would continue to support Syria in its fight against terrorism. Mohammad Bagheri, the Iranian chief of staff, said that
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 10-16, 2016)

The Iraqi army has taken over some of the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul. The Iraqi army is cleansing the rural area south of Mosul. The Shiite militias continue to advance toward Tal Afar, west of Mosul. ISIS continues its terrorist attacks on Iraqi cities, especially against Shiite targets and against the Iraqi regime. In Aleppo,
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 3-9, 2016)

ISIS continued its guerrilla warfare and terrorist activity against the attacking forces, and at the same time it carried out mass-casualty terrorist attacks in Tikrit and Samarra, north of Baghdad. On the propaganda level, ISIS stresses the false message that it has the upper hand and that its operatives are victorious in the various battle
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 28-November 2, 2016)

The Iraqi army, advancing to the city from the south, is running into difficulties due to ISIS’s strong resistance, although it has enjoyed some local achievements. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi forces have reached Mosul from the north and the east and have completed cleansing the eastern rural area of the city. The forces
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