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May 5, 2015 / 16 Iyar, 5775
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Updated: Three Injured in Jerusalem Terror Attack, Ambulances and Mayor’s Car also Attacked

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Three police have been injured in Jerusalem after a car ran into them. The three were walking on the sidewalk when the car slammed into them.

The vehicular attack happened on the “Cohen’s Path” near Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives.

One is moderately injured with pelvic injuries, and the other two are lightly injured.

The police managed to shoot at the car.

Paramedics are on scene, and the injured are being transported to Sharei Tzedek hospital.

Mayor Nir Barkat’s car was stoned by Arabs in nearby Beit Orot, and the windshield was damaged.

Ambulances arriving at the scene to treat the wounded were also attacked.

Arabs in the area are currently rioting.

Police have found the car used in the attack, but the driver has escaped.

Mayor Nir Barkat arriving at scene of terror attack. Photo: Rotter.net / B'Mizrach Hatichon

Mayor Nir Barkat arriving at scene of terror attack.
Photo: Rotter.net / B’Mizrach Hatichon

Shira Klein Regains Consiousness

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Shira Klein, the young woman who was seriously injured in the April 15th Jerusalem terror attack that killed Shalom Yochai Sherki has woken up.

Doctors at Hadassah hospital report that Klein has regained consciousness, is breathing on her own and is talking to her family.

The terror attack happened at French Hill, when an Arab drive drove his car into the tow as they waited at a bus stop.

Israeli Knesset Members Mark Armenian Genocide in Yerevan

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Armenia is marking 100 years to the mass killings of Armenian people by the Ottoman Turks in commemorative ceremonies held across the country including its capital, Yerevan on Friday, April 24. Attended by world leaders including representatives from Israel, the central Yerevan ceremony paid tribute to the estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed in 1915 around the time of World War I as the Ottoman Empire began to decline.

“We understand perhaps more than any other people, the pain and suffering of the Armenian people and we share this terrible tragedy with you,” said Member of Knesset Nachman Shai in a conversation with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.

In Jerusalem, the bells from 18 churches in the Old City of Jerusalem rang 100 times on Thursday evening, April 23, to remember the Armenian Genocide, with Armenians marching with the red, blue and orange national flag. Approximately 1,000 Armenians live in the ancient Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem today, whose presence in the holy city dates back to the fourth century.

Turkey, the successor of the Ottoman Empire, which at one time controlled much of Western Asia, Southeast Europe, North Africa and The Caucasus, and parts of the Middle East, disputes the number of Armenians killed and condemns the use of the term genocide. In Turkey, to raise the issue of the Ottoman’s treatment of Armenians is a crime. This week, the Turkish Foreign Minister warned Austria of negative consequences for its recent Austrian parliamentary declaration using the term, genocide, to describe the massacre of Armenians.

Israeli Knesset members Nachman Shai of Zionist Camp and Dr. Anat Berko of Likud represented Israel in the Yerevan ceremonies from Thursday through Saturday. “Israel must reconsider its position on whether the time has come to recognize the fact that an Armenian genocide occurred,” said MK Shai. “As Jews we must recognize it. This is especially true during these days, when we mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.”

MK Shai noted that the Israeli Knesset has repeatedly remembered the Armenian victims in the past. Israel’s parliament has also held special sessions to discuss the Armenian genocide.

“The ancient Armenian people suffered a terrible disaster and many of its sons and daughters perished in a horrible tragedy,” added MK Dr. Berko. “We, members of the Jewish nation, who have also suffered, recognize and sympathize with the pain and the loss of the Armenian people.”

“It is our great honor and moral duty to take part in such a significant event, along with representatives of other countries,” she said.

The Armenian Genocide

Friday, April 24th, 2015

On April 23, Armenians marched with Armenian flags, signs, and torches from the Armenian Quarter of Old City to the Armenian Church in the German Colony, Jerusalem, as they mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The massacres, which were carried out by Turkey, began in April 1915.

Armenian communities around the world mark the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians, on April 24 each year with marches, vigils and rallies to demand recognition from the world community, and reparations from Turkey.

Update: Arabs Rob, Stab and Kidnap Israeli Man, Found Bleeding in Car’s Trunk After Police Chase

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Updated: 9:43 AM

An Israeli man was found stabbed and tied up in the trunk of his stolen car in the A-Tur neighborhood of Jerusalem, according to a Tazpit News Agency report.

The victim, a 60-year-old Israeli man, was kidnapped from Tel Aviv. His assailants were two Arabs, ages 19 and 20 from Jerusalem’s A-Tor neighborhood.

Early Friday morning, a police patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle, thinking it may have been stolen they approached it in their patrol car, at which point the car fled off into the nearby A-Tor neighborhood.

The police chased the car through the A-Tor alleyways.

During the chase, the car hit a few cars parked in an alley and got stuck. The two suspects ran out of the car, and the police caught them.

Hearing cries for help coming from the car, one of the policemen opened the trunk and found the Israeli man inside, tied up and bleeding.

An initial investigation has uncovered that the car belonged to the kidnapped man. The two Arabs had approached the man in Tel Aviv asking for his assistance with food and a place to sleep.

The man let them into his car to help them, and the two proceeded to rob him, in the process, stabbing him multiple times. T

hey drove off in his car, and at some point threw him in the trunk as they continued on to Jerusalem.

The man was taken to the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital emergency room. His wounds are not life threatening.

The police have not yet decided if this was a terrorist attack, or a robbery gone bad.

But how often do car thieves stab and kidnap their victims and try to drive them to Jerusalem in the stolen car?

Tears Lead to Triumph: Israel Celebrates 67th Independence Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

At sunset Wednesday, citizens in the State of Israel dried their eyes and raised their heads, left the cemeteries and bid farewell to their fallen warriors and victims of terror as Remembrance Day ended with the setting sun.

By nightfall, citizens around the country were streaming towards public parks and stadiums to attend celebrations marking the 67th birthday of the State of Israel.

The evening began with the raising of the nation’s blue and white flag to the top of the flag pole at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Israel’s annual torch-lighting ceremony officially kicked off the beginning of Independence Day in the country with specially-selected individuals to light each of the torches.

This year, 14 trailblazers who reached unusual, inspiring achievements were selected, each having made a significant contribution to Israeli innovation and excellence. With two pairing up, they lit 12 torches. They were:

  • Danny Gold: one of the developers of the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system that saved so many lives in last summer’s war with Hamas
  • Ehud Shabtain: the developer of the WAZE GPS system, recently sold to Google for more than $1 billion
  • Or Asulin: age 17, CEO of a company that develops youth entrepreneurship in high tech – he lit a torch together with Ehud Shabtain.
  • Rami Levi: CEO of the supermarket chain in his name that has revolutionized food prices and marketing in Israel.
  • Alice Miller: First female pilot in Israel, sued the IDF in Supreme Court to break the military’s gender glass ceiling
  • Lucy Aharish: Muslim Israeli Arab journalist voice against racism in Israel, news anchorwoman on i24News
  • Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin: Researcher who developed Exelon, the ground-breaking medication for Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Dr. Gabriel Idan: Developed the medical mini-cam swallowed by patients in lieu of invasive procedures.
  • Rafi Mehudar: Inventor whose technologies have helped Israel and other nations conserve water.
  • Avihu Medina: Singer and songwriter who brought Israel into the world of Mediterranean music.
  • Sima Shine: Highest-ranked woman in Israeli intelligence, director of Regional Affairs Division, Strategic Affairs Ministry
  • Gal Lusky: head of Israel Flying Aid Foundation, which provides humanitarian relief in crisis situations around the world
  • Malka Piotrkowsky: Paved the way for women’s study of Torah and Talmud, honored for her work as a teacher and women’s rights activist
  • IDF Pvt. Dan Korkowsky, who is diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum and serves with IDF Special Intelligence Unit 9900. He was joined by Sgt. Bat Chen Fumorchok, who leads the special needs soldiers’ division.

Fireworks lit up the skies in every town and city in Israel and in some places, in separate neighborhoods as well.

The annual International Bible Contest is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Thursday, Israeli Independence Day) at 11 am in Jerusalem, from where the event will be streamed over the Internet around the world. Contestants have been pared down to a final set of 67 competitors from 33 different nations, all of whom will be participating in Thursday’s event.

Netanyahu: Israel ‘Adds Life’ on Remembrance Day

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu focused special attention in honoring the victims of terror Wednesday at Remembrance Day ceremonies at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl military cemetery.

Joining the prime minister for the ceremony were President Reuven Rivlin and IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot. Both lay wreaths for the victims of terror.

The designation is a relatively new addition to ceremonies that once were held to commemorate only the fallen among Israel’s soldiers. It was recognized, however, that those who die simply because they are citizens of the state are as worthy of being a “soldier of Israel” as any uniformed defender.

Bereaved Israelis flocked to the graves of fallen soldiers at the cemetery, paying their respects to troops killed in wars since 1860 as well as victims of terror.

Since the close of Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, 2,538 have died in terrorist attacks – including 31 in the past year alone.

The hatred of terrorists “is blind; for them we are all targets,” the prime minister said in addressing participants. “While they try to take life, we add life.” He listed the attacks in the past year in which precious Jewish lives have been stolen and blood shed in the State of Israel by murderous terrorists.

There is no difference between IDF soldiers on the homefront or those in the field, civilians involved in their daily affairs or those serving their time in army reserves, he said.

All are targets.

But the prime minister also warned that the radical Islamist terror once believed to be exclusive to the Middle East has made its way abroad and now has spread to Europe.

Attacks against Jews in countries like France – where the week-long reign of terror in Paris horrified millions this past January and left more than a dozen people dead – are becoming more common. Four people died at the Hyper Cacher kosher grocery store during that massacre.

Such activity, said Netanyahu, perversely seems to draw the admiration of many of Israel’s neighbors, rather than disgust.

“They admire murderers,” the prime minister noted. “The more they murder, the more they admire them.”

For Israel to achieve peace with her neighbors, he said, they must “stop the incitement and the admiring of murderers. That’s not how you make peace.”

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