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January 22, 2017 / 24 Tevet, 5777

Posts Tagged ‘Israeli soldiers’

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘Outraged’ at Terror Attack in Jerusalem

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement at around 5 pm Israel time Sunday, expressing his sadness and outrage over the vicious terror attack that left four young IDF soldiers dead and 15 others wounded in Jerusalem.

“I am deeply saddened and outraged at the terror attack earlier today in Jerusalem that claimed the lives of four and injured many more,” wrote Cuomo in a post on the Twitter social networking site. He added in what may have been a pointed reminder to the White House, “In times of crisis, friends stand shoulder to shoulder with each other. Our thoughts are with the people of Israel today and we pray for those lost and injured and their families.”

In June 2016, Gov. Cuomo was the first in the United States to sign an executive order directing the state to divest public funds supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. The state sanctions any firm that chooses to boycott the State of Israel.

Gov. signed the bill just before leaving to lead the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

Two years earlier, Cuomo came to Israel on an official visit during which he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, as well as with U.S. natives of New York who are currently living in the Jewish State.

Hana Levi Julian

Protest: Jewish Blood Isn’t Cheap!

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Israelis vowed to gather for a protest Sunday evening at 6 pm at the site of a savage truck ramming terror attack that took the lives of four young Israeli soldiers earlier in the day, and left 15 others wounded.

A poster in large red letters, proclaiming “Jewish blood isn’t cheap!” was circulated on social media within hours after the attack.

In big letters at the bottom, the poster declared, “Revenge to the enemy!”

Clicking on the poster led to a photo of the attack site that showed the truck used by the terrorist, over which big red letters said in Hebrew, “The people of Israel demand REVENGE!”

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Commander in Operation Protective Edge Passes Away in Coma

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

IDF Major Hagai Ben Ari, 33, has passed away after spending the past two and a half years in a coma following a grievous injury suffered in 2014 during Operation Protective Edge.

The officer, 31 at the time, was commander of training in the elite Maglan Unit when he fell in battle on July 21, 2014 during ground operations in Gaza.

Ben Ari was admitted to a hospital in a coma, and subsequently brought home to the Jewish community of Nov, in the Golan Heights.

Prior to his injury, Ben Ari was set to be promoted to commander of the Elite Paratroopers Reconnaissance Unit – a position he was awarded after his injury, albeit symbolically.

The commander passed away at home late Tuesday evening, and is survived by his wife and three children.

May his memory be for a blessing, and may his blood be avenged.

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu Says Israel Will ‘Overcome’ UN Resolution, Will Also Stop Funding UN Agencies

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told participants at a Chanukah lighting ceremony for wounded IDF soldiers, disabled veterans and terror victims on Saturday night that Israel is “reevaluating its ties with the United Nations.” He also said the Jewish State would “overcome” the anti-Israel condemnation, Resolution 2334 (2016), passed unanimously Friday by the UN Security Council with the assistance of the United States.

“The resolution … is distorted and disgraceful, but we will overcome it,” the prime minister said. “The resolution determines that the Jewish Quarter (in Jerusalem) is occupied territory. It determines that the Western Wall, the Kotel, is occupied territory. There is no greater absurd than that,” he said.

Netanyahu pointed out that the last U.S. president who was vindictive enough to allow such an anti-Israel resolution to pass at the UN Security Council had been former President Jimmy Carter, who until today maintains that Hamas is not a terror organization.

Netanyahu commented that Carter was a “particularly hostile president to Israel… Carter passed similar sweeping resolutions against us at the UN and that didn’t succeed either,” he said. “We objected to it, and nothing happened.

“All of the U.S. presidents after Carter met the American commitment not to try and dictate to Israel at the Security Council conditions for a final-status agreement. And yesterday, in complete contradiction of this commitment—including a specific commitment made by President Obama himself in 2011—the Obama administration carried out a disgraceful anti-Israeli underhanded move at the UN,” he said.

“Not only does the resolution not promote peace – it pushes it further away,” he added, vowing to “cancel” this resolution “just as we rejected the UN resolution that equated Zionism with racism… It took a while, but that decision was canceled. It’ll take time, but this decision will be canceled as well, not by concessions from us, but by us, and by our allies standing firm.

“Here on the eve of Chanukah I stand next to the modern-day Maccabees – IDF soldiers and wounded soldiers. I salute you and say this clearly: Light will banish the darkness.

“The spirit of the Maccabees will come out on top.”

Hana Levi Julian

Netanyahu, Bennett, Mandelblit, Agree on Alternative, Bigger Land for Amona Evacuees

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett on Monday reached a deal on a new outline for dismantling the Amona community in keeping with the Supreme Court ruling, and concurrently offering the residents an alternative location on the same mountain, using impounded absentee landlord plots. According to Israeli media reports, the plan, approved by AG Avichai Mandelblit, will be presented to the residents Monday night and, should they accept it, the government would petition the court for an extension past the Dec. 25 eviction date, to facilitate a trouble-free evacuation.

“Following many efforts with the Prime Minister and the AG, we managed to forge a good absentee landlord outline and achieved our goal of keeping Amona on the same mountain,” Bennett told a meeting of the Habayit Hayehudi Knesset faction. According to Bennett, the new outline provides a much longer time horizon and on a larger territory that can include all the families with room to spare for future expansion.

“I believe we’ll received the consent of the Amona residents for the move to the new area on Amona Hill using peaceful means, and with that we’ll be able to approach the Supreme Court with a request for an extension.”

Bennett added that “uprooting any community is wrong and we feel the pain of the residents; but in the current conditions we succeeded in keeping the residents of Amona on the mountain as well as achieved the strategic Regulation Act last week.”

The new bill, which passed the Knesset vote in its preliminary reading, will compel Arab claimants against Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria to accept monetary or land compensation but not the already inhabited land.

Meanwhile, the security apparatus has been preparing for the evacuation of Amona on the due date. According to Honenu, the senior IDF Commander of the Central Command, Gen. Nitzan Alon, is planning to issue dozens of administrative detention orders against Jewish activists, to prevent them from reaching Amona to protest and prevent the evacuation, should the new deal fall through.

David Israel

Firebombing Attack on IDF Soldiers

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked IDF soldiers Tuesday night who were stationed near the Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Issawiya.

The attackers hurled five firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at the Israeli forces deployed in the area, according to local sources.

No injuries were reported in the attack.

All personnel returned safely to base, military sources reported.

Hana Levi Julian

Stoning Attacks Continue in Binyamin Region

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Arab terrorists hurled stones at an Israeli public bus Thursday evening as it traveled in the Binyamin region, between the Arab towns of Hizme and Anatot.

No physical injuries were reported by Hatzolah of the Binyamin region in any of the attacks, but there were no details regarding damage to the vehicles.

About two hours earlier, a group of 10 Arab terrorists hurled rocks at Israeli security forces, stationed in an outpost at Neve Ta’alach. No injuries were reported in the attack. The troops used routine mob dispersal methods to deal with the attackers.

At around the same time, a separate group of attackers threw stones at IDF soldiers at an observation outpost north of the Jewish community of Ofra. No injuries were reported in that attack, which took place close to the site where a 23-year-old terrorist attempted to knife soldiers earlier in the day. He failed in his attempt to murder Israelis, and instead was himself shot and killed.

Hana Levi Julian

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