Israel Cites European Attacks in ISIS-related Travel Warning

Israel and Canadian flags in Jerusalem. Photo by Joshua Spurlock.

Canada is among the places where ISIS can reach. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

The reach of ISIS (Islamic State or ISIL) into Europe, Canada and elsewhere has caught the eye of the Israeli security world, with a travel warning highlighting these incidents as more reason for concern for Israelis traveling over the upcoming Biblical holidays in September and October. Terror attacks in Canada, Australia, and Europe, “raise concerns over additional attacks against Western targets, including Israeli and Jewish targets, by veterans of the fighting in Syria and Iraq who are affiliated with Global Jihad (including Islamic State) and by local and regional elements inspired by the terrorist organizations,” said Israel’s National Security Council said in a published warning on Monday.

Despite the Western-themed concern, none of those regions were among the most buy phentermine united states dangerous, with the warning singling out regions such as the Sinai Peninsula, northern Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan and Indonesia, among others, as having “very high, concrete threats.”

The statement did not specify any threats for Western locations.

Besides ISIS, another global terror threat for Israelis and Jews remains Iran and their terrorist proxy Hezbollah. “The global terrorist campaign by Iran and Hezbollah continues to threaten Israeli and Jewish targets around the world, especially tourists and Jewish symbols (rabbis, community leaders, Chabad houses),” said the travel warning.

The statement comes ahead of the Biblical holidays of Rosh Hashanah (also known as the Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). The holiday season begins on the evening of September 13 with Rosh Hashanah.

(By Joshua Spurlock,, August 24, 2015)

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