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Frenkel and Abu-Khdeir Families Hold Conference Call

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat put together a conference phone call yesterday (Jul. 6) between the uncle of Naftali Frenkel, who was murdered last month by Hamas terrorists, and the father of Mohammed Abu Khdier, who was murdered last week by Israelis.

The phone call was conducted during Barkat’s visit of condolence to the Frenkel Family in Nof Ayalon. Barkat further visited the homes of the Yifrach and Sha’ar families, strengthening the three families whose sons were kidnapped and murdered. Barkat told the families that “their conduct is a symbol of statehood and dignity.”

During the visit at the Frenkel home Barkat held a conversation with Hussein Abu Khdier, the father of the boy Mohammed who was slain on July 2nd. Barkat expressed his participation in the family’s grief and condemned the boy’s murder in the name of Jerusalem’s residents, calling it a ‘severe and barbaric act of murder’.

Barkat said that “it is important to bring the killers to justice quickly and restore calm to the neighborhood of Shuafat and Jerusalem.”

At the end of the conversation Barkat suggested that Abu Khdier and Frenkel talk; they both responded to his offer and comforted each other.

Frenkel expressed his sorrow to Abu Khdier and told him: “As one who has experienced the loss of a young man, our family understands the magnitude of the loss and difficulty, and we express our utter opposition to any act of violence whether by Jews or by Arabs.”

Frenkel reminded Hussein that “as soon as we heard of the murder, the family announced that it condemns any expression of violence and revenge for the murder of the three boys.”

Hong Kong: Frankel Faced Judge over Airport Theft

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Jacob Frenkel, who withdrew his candidacy to head the Bank of Israel over accusations that he shoplifted at a duty-free shop in Hong Kong, was arrested and charged with shoplifting, according to Hong Kong government officials.

Hong Kong’s Department of Justice said in a written response to a query from the Israeli daily Haaretz that Frenkel in November 2006 was arrested and charged with the theft of a garment bag from a duty free shop at Hong Kong International Airport and that the charges were later dropped. The letter said there was “no apology to Dr. Frenkel and the Department of Justice had not thanked him for not seeking any compensation,” Haaretz reported Wednesday.

Frenkel had called the shoplifting incident a “misunderstanding” and said the Hong Kong authorities apologized for the embarrassing incident. He said he left the store with a garment bag and thought a colleague had taken care of paying for it.

Frenkel did not disclose the incident to the Turkel Committee on Senior Appointments, which vetted his nomination.

He withdrew his candidacy on July 29, five weeks after he was nominated, and called the publicity surrounding the shoplifting incident “an attempt to burn me at the stake.”

Frenkel previously served two terms as Bank of Israel governor from 1991 to 2000.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hong-kong-frankel-faced-judge-over-airport-theft/2013/08/07/

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