Israel Helps Greece Foil Planned Terrorist Attack on Jewish Centre
Greek anti-terrorism squad officers cordon a street in Sepolia district in Athens, Greece, 19 March 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/PANTELIS SAITAS
Investigations began months ago following information provided to the Greek National Intelligence Service, NIS, by the Israeli secret service Mossad.
Israel’s Netanyahu: Mossad helped Greece uncover terror plot
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late Tuesday said his country's intelligence agency Mossad helped Greece prevent a terrorist attack planned against at least one Jewish site in Athens.
Police arrest two alleged terror plotters
The Hellenic Police said Tuesday that in a coordinated operation with the country's National Intelligence Service (EYP), they had "dismantled a terrorist network that, guided from abroad, was planning attacks against carefully selected targets within Greece."
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Israel's Netanyahu pauses judicial reform that split nation
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday night paused a judicial overhaul that triggered a general strike, political division and mass protests in the country's most severe domestic crisis in years.
The proposed reforms would curtail the authority of the Supreme Court and give politicians greater powers over the selection of judges.
They took to the streets, the capital's completely blocked PHOTO/VIDEO
Holding an Israeli flag, key anti-reform protest organizer Shikma Bressler led tens of thousands of demonstrators outside the Knesset, chanting: "We will not give up!", The Times of Israel reported.
Bressler was arrested at protests last week and later released.
Air Blockade in Israel until Netanyahu reverses Judicial Reform
The situation in Israel is getting more and more complicated. There will be no flights from Ben Gurion International Airport until further notice as part of a large-scale strike announced by the Labor Union on Monday morning to protest judicial reform. This was announced by the chairman of the Committee of Airport Authorities of Israel, Pinchas Idan, quoted by the Jerusalem Post.
New Protests in Israel against Judicial Reform and the Dismissal of a Minister
Tens of thousands of Israelis staged a spontaneous protest after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired the defense minister over his opposition to controversial judicial reform.
Opposition to Netanyahu's legal plan mounts after protests
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary was facing mounting opposition on Monday, with the country's ceremonial president urging for an immediate halt to the legal changes. Universities countrywide shut their doors in protest and trade unions were expected to call for a general strike.
Netanyahu seeks to soothe US concerns over settlement repeal
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to back down on Wednesday, saying his government has no intention of returning to four abandoned settlements in the occupied West Bank under a law that was repealed by parliament this week.
Italy approves Holocaust museum
Italy's far-right government has given the green light to a Holocaust museum in Rome, where nearly 2,000 Jews were rounded up during World War II and sent to concentration camps.
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