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Posts Tagged ‘Ben Yehuda Street’

UPDATE – Terrorist Bombing Foiled near Jerusalem Train [video]

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Israel Police reported that an Arab man attempting to board the Jerusalem light rail at 9:10 AM Sunday was carrying an explosive charge on his person. The attempted terror attack happened at the train stop near the corner of King George and Jaffa (Yafo) Streets, in central Jerusalem,

The man, who was standing next to the train stop raised the suspicions of train security guards who inquired about his shoulder bag. A guard examined the bag and found multiple pipe bombs inside.

The terrorist is a Palestinian Authority Arab in his twenties from Beit Ula in the Har Hebron region. He was detained and the entire area was quickly cordoned off.

Police and sappers are examining and dealing with the explosives bag.

The terrorist was arrested and taken to a local police station for interrogation.

The areas around Yafo Street and King George are currently shut down to all traffic.

The constantly alert Jerusalem light Rail guards saved many lives today.

The terrorist arrived at downtown Jerusalem on an Egged bus, but didn’t blow the bombs up on the bus as he wanted to explode them on the Jerusalem train.

Police are checking the area to see if he was not alone.

10:26 AM – Police have declared the event over. The Jerusalem Light Rail is running again.


Natan Epstein, who was on the train at the time, reports from the field what he saw:

David Israel

Move Over Ahmed, We’ve Got Moishele

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Flash Grenade Thrown on Ben Yehuda Street

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

A flash grenade (a nonlethal explosive that makes a bright flash and a loud bang) was thrown on Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon. There were no injuries or damage.

Following the explosion a large number of security forces converged on the scene.

Police determined that the grenade was thrown from the roof of one of the buildings.

They are conducting searches to see if they can find the perpetrator.

 

 

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Kippa Man Settles Lawsuits over Spider-Man and Batman

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

A Jerusalem shop settled out of court with two comic book companies that charged it sells unlicensed kippas bearing the images of Superman and Spider-Man.

Avi Binyamin, owner of the Kippa Man store on Ben Yehuda Street in central Jerusalem, will pay Marvel Comics and Warner Brothers $17,000 each for the unauthorized use of their superheroes’ images. The companies had sued for about $27,000 in damages.

Numerous shops along Ben Yehuda sell merchandise featuring Batman, Spider-Man and other characters, as well as college mascots and professional sports teams.

“They make them in China, I just bring them,” Binyamin told The Jerusalem Post in September after the Marvel Comics lawsuit was filed, adding, “There are 20 stores on this street, they all sell the same thing.”

Lawyers for the two companies told the Israeli daily Maariv that they will file lawsuits against other small stores in Israel that sell their characters’ images without authorization.

JTA

Marvel Comics Suing Kippa Man

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Avi Binyamin, who owns the Kippa Man store on Jerusalem’s Ben-Yehuda Street, is being sued by Marvel Comics for nearly $25,700 for selling yarmulkes with Spider-Man’s likeness.

“A reasonable consumer could be fooled into thinking that the infringing product is manufactured and/or sold by the plaintiff with the knowledge and/or approval of the defendant,” the court document states, according to the Post.

Binyamin received the documents on Sept. 12.

“They make them in China, I just bring them,” Binyamin said.

“There are 20 stores on this street, they all sell the same thing,” he added.

“This is one of many similar cases… If they find illegal merchandise, they will tell us and we will sue them,” Amir Ivtsan, a partner in the Ivtsan, Netzer, Wolecki & Co. law firm that has represented Marvel in Israel for the past decade, was quoted as saying.

Numerous shops along Ben-Yehuda Street sell merchandise featuring Spidey as well as such characters as Superman and college mascots.

JTA

Bubbles on Ben Yehuda

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A young woman blowing large soap bubbles in the middle of Ben Yehuda street in Jerusalem.

Ben Yehuda Street, known as the “Midrachov,” or pedestrian mall, is a major thoroughfare in downtown Jerusalem, closed to vehicular traffic.

The street, named after the reviver of Modern Hebrew, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, runs from the intersection of King George Street to Zion Square and Jaffa Road.

Yori Yanover

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/photos/bubbles-on-ben-yehuda/2012/06/13/

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