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Police Arrest 14 Suspects in Istanbul Nightclub Attack Investigation

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Police in Istanbul on Tuesday arrested six suspects in connection with the New Year’s Eve nightclub attack that killed 39 people, a security official told Anadolu.

On Monday, eight people were arrested by Istanbul anti-terror police. An anonymous police source revealed that these first suspects are already “testifying.”

Police would not release the names of the 14 suspects, but according to Anadolu none of them is the actual lone gunman who carried out the attack at the Reina nightclub early Sunday morning.

Authorities have released security camera images of the suspected killer, who shot dead a police officer and civilian outside the club on the European shore of the Bosporus before entering and opening fire on the people inside.

David Israel

Which Terror Attack Convinced You There Must be a Palestinian State?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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UK PM Theresa May on Kerry’s Speech: It Is Inappropriate to Attack an Ally

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry has made yet another enemy with his distasteful speech Wednesday, UK Prime Minster Theresa May, whose spokesperson issued a statement Thursday saying “We do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally. The Government believes that negotiations will only succeed when they are conducted between the two parties, supported by the international community.”

“The British Government continues to believe that the only way to a lasting peace in the Middle East is through a two-state solution,” the Prime Minister’s message explained, adding, “We continue to believe that the construction of settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is illegal, which is why we supported UN Security Council Resolution 2334 last week.”

“But we are also clear that the settlements are far from the only problem in this conflict,” she insisted, pointing out that “in particular, the people of Israel deserve to live free from the threat of terrorism, with which they have had to cope for too long.”

“We do not, therefore, believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex,” the PM argued further.

Kerry, who appears to be in fighting mode this week, issued a blunt response to the woman he will soon only be able to see on social occasions: “We are surprised by the UK Prime Minister’s office statement given that Secretary Kerry’s remarks—which covered the full range of threats to a two state solution, including terrorism, violence, incitement and settlements—were in-line with the UK’s own longstanding policy and its vote at the United Nations last week.”

Forever unaware of the difference between quantity and quality, Kerry added: “We are grateful for the strongly supportive statements in response to Secretary Kerry’s speech from across the world, including Germany, France, Canada, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and others.”

According to the Guardian, May is seeking a close relationship with the Trump White House, especially since they share similar views on Brexit and immigration. UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch has said he hopes May and Trump will emulate the rapport between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.


Terror Attack in Efrat, One Wounded

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

On Friday night, an Arab terrorist infiltrated into the town of Efrat in Gush Etzion.

The terrorist snuck up behind a couple walking on King David street on their way back from synagogue, and stabbed the husband multiple times in the upper body.

The terrorist then fled from the town.

The wife found a neighbor who called the ambulance and emergency command center.

The man was taken to the hospital in light to medium condition. He was conscious. He was released from Shaarei Tzedek hospital on Saturday night.

The towns rapid response team and the IDF spent the night searching the town, going house to house, and the nearby villages for the terrorist.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israeli Consul Says ‘Barbaric Attack’ at Breslov Synagogue Aimed at Ukraine-Israel Bilateral Ties

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Israel’s honorary Consul in West Ukraine has expressed shock at the vicious attack on one of the most revered sacred sites in eastern Europe, discovered Wednesday morning at the synagogue of Reb Nachman of Breslov.

Ukrainian vandals placed a pig’s head, upon whose forehead was carved a swastika, on top of the Uman gravesite of the late Talmudic Sage, according to the Breslov Hasidim who arrived early to pray at the site. Pig’s blood was splattered all over the floor and walls of the Rebbe’s tomb, and the adjoining synagogue was smeared with red paint.

Oleg Vyshniakov, honorary Israel Consul in West Ukraine, said, “I am startled by the barbarian attack at the Reb Nachman of Breslov’s Synagogue.

“Anti-Semitism is a severe phenomenon which exists, not only in the Ukraine unfortunately, and it must be addressed immediately and with full force.

“However, what concerns me more in this case is the appearance of this despicable violence directed towards a holy landmark to the Jewish people, occurring just as the relations between Israel and the Ukraine tightens.

“It was only recently that the United Nations held a vote regarding Crimea, in which Israel expressed support in the Ukraine’s right for sovereignty.

“Furthermore, Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Israel in the near future,” he pointed out, adding that he was “well aware” that there are groups who “may not be in favor” of the these actions.

“These people are traitors,” Vyshniakov stated bluntly, “and should be punished by the full extent of the law. According to the Ukrainian Criminal Law, section number 161, I expect them to receive between five to eight years in prison. Those guilty of these crimes should be arrested and must be sentenced for their deeds, so that it is made clear to all others that they mustn’t act in this manner. I am glad that Yuriy Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has taken this case under his own hands.”

Vyshniakov added that he hoped Israelis would understand that the attack was carried out as a provocation, and “does not reflect the Ukrainian attitude towards Israel and Israelis in the least.” The Ukrainian people “are very grateful for this support and true friendship,” he emphasized.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Critically Wounded in Berlin Truck Attack

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Among the victims of the terrorist truck that jumped the sidewalk about 8 PM Monday near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, was an Israeli man who was critically injured in the attack, Israel’s foreign ministry reported Tuesday.

According to report, the man is in hospital on a respirator. The condition of his wife, who accompanied him to the Christmas market, is unknown. The couple was reported missing when they hadn’t returned to their hotel overnight.

The Berlin police announced early Tuesday that the killing of at least 12 and wounding of dozens more when the truck plowed through a Christmas market was “a suspected terrorist attack.”

David Israel

UPDATE: 3 Muslims Shot at Zurich Islamic Center, Close to Main Railway Station

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Three men were wounded Monday evening after a man stormed into the Zurich Islamic Center and opened fire on worshipers praying in the mosque.

The wounded were ages 30, 35, and 56, according to Zurich city police, who told Reuters that two of the three were seriously wounded.

The building is situated close to the main railway station in Switzerland’s financial capital.

The suspect, a man around 30 years old according to witnesses, managed to escape, wearing dark clothing and a dark wool cap.

The center is used as a mosque, often by Somalis, according to people at the scene.

Two-thirds of the Swiss population, some 8.3 million residents, identifies as Christian. But at least five percent of the population identifies itself as Muslim.

Hana Levi Julian

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