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September 30, 2016 / 27 Elul, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Binyamin’

Binyamin Council Launches Stunning Virtual Tour to Entice Tourism [video]

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Online visitors to the Binyamin Regional Council virtual tour can fly over the gorgeous landscapes and get a real feel for the region, then click on whatever grabs their fancy for an in-depth explanation.

In recent months the increase of tourism to Judea and Samaria has made international headlines with talk of the over 200 hundred Bed and Breakfasts options available, fifty of which are just in the Binyamin Region, north of Jerusalem. In the last five years, tourism has increased significantly across Judea and Samaria, and tourism-related businesses have more than doubled. Fifteen new visitors centers have opened, all of which offer presentations in multiple languages. The wine industry has also blossomed with more than 20 boutique wineries, making internationally acclaimed wine.

An estimated 1.5 million tourists visit sites across Judea and Samaria annually. The major demographic is faith-based tourists, both Jewish and Christian, with a special interest in Judeo-Christian history. A record number of Biblical sites have recently initiated new and extremely high-quality audio-visual presentations in multiple languages, including Shiloh, Hebron and the Herodian.

In recent years the Yesha Council together with the 6 regional councils and 13 local councils that it represents has invested a great deal of funds in telling its story to the world. Finding that the best way to explain the Israeli resettlement of Judea and Samaria is to invite people on life-changing visit of the area.

Talmonim Bicycle track, West Binyamin / Photo Credit: The Binyamin Regional Council

Talmonim Bicycle track, West Binyamin / Photo Credit: The Binyamin Regional Council

The Binyamin Regional Council has launched two new initiatives to highlight the abundance of new tourist attractions and internationally accessible programs this Passover. One is a video showcasing some of the 36 activities available from visiting ancient Shiloh to swimming in the 9 springs and riding camels at Eretz Bereshit to visiting internationally acclaimed wineries and breathtaking hikes across multiple nature reserves.

In addition, the council has launched a new website to showcase its wares, which includes a state of the art new virtual tour (still in beta version) which offers viewers a birds-eye view of Western Binyamin with the aid of hours of interactive drone footage.

The website offers additional resources and information to maximize and personalize tours.

“This Passover we are expecting a huge rise in tourism to the Binyamin region in particular and Judea and Samaria in general, because there is just so much more for people to do here. We are especially looking forward to welcoming all of our supporters from abroad that are visiting Israel for the holiday and understand the importance of visiting the Biblical heartland of Israel” Said Miri Maoz-Ovadia, spokesperson for the Binyamin Regional Council.

JNi.Media

Arab Terror Attacks Popping Up in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Arab terror attacks continued Thursday night on the roads in and around Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, continuing the wave of Arab violence against Israeli Jews.

So far, Israel’s government and security establishment still intend to permit Arabs of all ages free access to the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount Friday, despite the week-long festival of internet incitement to violence by radical Islamist preachers calling for the murder of Jews on the altar of “rescuing Al Aqsa.”

On Route 60 in Samaria north of Jerusalem, Israelis escaped injury when Arabs opened fire at people standing at a hitchhiking station. The attack took place next to the Jewish community of Ofra in the Binyamin region. The terrorists shot at four soldiers who were guarding the hitchhiking post, firing three bullets from a handgun, according to security sources. No injuries were reported. IDF soldiers at the stop returned fire at the terrorists, who drove away in a white Skoda, heading in the direction of the Arab village of Yabrud.

At around the same time, four Arabs in a car disguised themselves as Israeli police officers and tried to stop an Israeli vehicle on the highway in Judea Thursday afternoon.

Shortly thereafter, an Israeli motorist was forced to take evasive action while driving on the road near Ofra when Arab terrorists hurled a firebomb at his vehicle. No one was injured in that attack and there was no damage to the vehicle. IDF forces are searching for the perpetrators in all of the above attacks.

Arabs in eastern Jerusalem this evening also hurled an improvised explosive device at Border Guard Police officers patrolling near the Mount of Olives cemetery. The pipe bomb was aimed at the officers stationed next to the ancient Jewish cemetery.

Rioters are throwing firebombs (Molotov cocktails and stones at Israeli vehicles as they drive near Hebron, and on the road close to the village of Husan, south of Jerusalem. Husan is the village located opposite Beitar along Highway 60. “There were stones on the road, and army jeeps in the village,” a Jewish resident of Efrat told JewishPress.com .

In the Jerusalem neighborhood of A-Tur, police searched for Arabs who hurled an IED at a patrol vehicle making the rounds earlier this evening. The explosive device was hurled from one of the houses in the neighborhood and missed the patrol vehicle. Instead, it hit a parked car and exploded. Two people received treatment for severe trauma in the attack.

In a separate attack, two IEDs (makeshift bombs) were hurled at the Tomb of the Biblical matriarch Rachel, where the IDF has posted a permanent security presence. No injuries were reported.

Hana Levi Julian

Pipe Bomb Found at Entrance to Neve Tzuf

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

A pipe bomb was found on Sunday afternoon at the entrance to the Tzufit neighborhood of Neve Tsuf, near the Cross-Binyamin Highway.

It appears the bomb was thrown at the neighborhood during Shabbat but did not explode.

Security forces dealt with it.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

2 Women Injured in Arab Rock Attack

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Two Israeli women were taken to the hospital after Arabs threw a rock at their car as they were driving on Road 60. The rock smashed through their windshield.

The attack happened around 5 PM in the Binyamin area.

The two managed to get to Shiloh where they were treated by emergency personnel before being taken to the hospital.

One woman had a head injury and the other was hit in the stomach.

Both women were listed as lightly injured.

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Another Synagogue, Mikvah Destruction Ahead in Judea-Samaria

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Settlers in Judea, Samaria and the Binyamin region are getting ready for government forces intent on more demolitions. This time a synagogue and mikvah are among the targets.

Leaders of the Residents’ Council of Judea and Samaria (Yesha Council) have been negotiating for six months with Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and other officials over the looming destruction. The problem stems from a High Court of Justice order forcing the state to demolish 28 buildings said not to be constructed according to code or built “on private Palestinian land.”

Similar orders are rarely issued, let alone carried out against the thousands of illegally-constructed Bedouin and Arab structures dotting the Israeli landscape within the 1949 Armstice lines (known as the “pre-1967 lines,) let alone the hundreds of thousands carpeting the hillsides in those in the disputed territory of Area C.

All but three of the targeted Jewish structures have since been rebuilt to meet the demands of the state.

But authorities have been ordered to demolish those last three that have yet to meet the regulations. They include a synagogue and a mikvah and are to be destroyed by May 18, this Friday, Ynet reported Wednesday. Since the IDF allegedly does not carry out expulsions on Shabbat, it is expected the evictions will begin on Thursday.

It is expected that orders declaring the surrounding area a “closed military zone” will be issued within the next 24-48 hours in order to prevent interference from protesters.

Hundreds of IDF soldiers, Border Guard personnel and police officers are preparing for the operation along with the Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories (CoGAT). Generally roadblocks leading into the affected areas are placed to prevent others from coming to the aid of those being evicted.

Hana Levi Julian

Schools Opened in Psagot as Searches Continue

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

7:46 AM IDF Spokesperson states that an improvised weapon was found on the path where the terrorist escaped from – Tazpit News Agency.

7:45 AM Arab workers to not be allowed into Psagot and Kochav Yaacov today. Other nearby towns will be letting Arab workers in. IDF still continuing searches. IDF troops will be guarding the schools.

7:37 AM IDF states that all classes will now be held as normal.

7:00 AM In the town of Psagot, in Binyamin, where a terrorist infiltrated last night, the IDF is still placing some restrictions on entry into the town. Everyone leaving the town must show ID. The alert was called off at 4 AM.

While most of the IDF has packed up, the IDF is continuing to conduct searches within the town and the surrounding area for additional terrorists, according to a report by Tazpit News Agency.

The schools will not be opened up this morning until the IDF completes all the searches, and school buses from outside the town will not yet be allowed in.

There are reports that there it is believed that a vehicle was waiting in the valley below Psagot to help the terrorist escape.

The IDF has not officially stated they caught the terrorist. All reports of a captured terrorist have come from residents of the town.

The girl, Noam bat Michal, underwent surgery last night, and is recuperating in Sha’arei Tzedek hospital.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Arab Terrorists’ Molotov Cocktails Ignite Forest Fire

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Palestinian Authority Arabs throwing Molotov cocktails at passing Israeli cars in Samaria Thursday ignited a forest fire near the Jewish community of Neve Tzuf, located in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem.

Volunteers quickly arrived on the scene and began to extinguish the blaze to prevent flames from spreading to nearby homes, and firefighters arrived to assist.

No injuries were reported, but heavy damaged was caused to the greenery. Security forces searched for the attackers and found remnants of more Molotov cocktails, but no arrests were made.

A spokesperson for the Binyamin Regional Fire Department told Tazpit News Agency that three teams were required to gain full control of the fire.

 

Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/arab-terrorists-molotov-cocktails-ignite-forest-fire/2013/08/22/

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