The FBI arrested a man earlier in the week, who stands accused of plotting to bomb a synagogue in Toledo, Ohio. A 21-year-old man told investigators that the Islamic State inspired him.
In further evidence that Israel’s charm offensive with Gulf States and majority-Muslim African states may be bearing fruit, Chad’s President Idriss Deby is currently visiting the country – the first such visit since the establishment of the state. It comes against the backdrop of intense Israeli efforts led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recent years. (Relations between the two countries were severed in 1972).