Israel Closes Four Foreign Missions Due to Terror Threats

(New York Times) Isabel Kershner - Israel temporarily closed four of its diplomatic missions abroad in recent days because of suspicions that they were under threat of attack, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. The precautions were taken after "unusual occurrences were identified recently around a few missions abroad," the Israeli government said in a statement. The Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau had issued a travel advisory on Friday warning of a heightened threat against Israeli and Jewish targets abroad because of anniversaries this week of the deaths of two senior Hizbullah figures. It listed Egypt, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania and Venezuela as countries with a heightened risk.

2011-02-16 00:00:00

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