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February 27, 2015 / 8 Adar , 5775
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PhotoEssay: French Terror Victim Funerals in Jerusalem

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Many thousands of people attended the funeral in Jerusalem for the Paris HyperCacher terror victims on January 13, 2015. The funeral was held at the Har Menuchot cemetery in Jerusalem:

HyperCacher Jerusalem Funeral 1Photo by: Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 10Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 11Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 9Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 8 Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 12Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 7 Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 2

Photo by: Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 5Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 3Hillel Meir / Tazpit News Agency

HyperCacher Funeral in Jerusalem 4Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

HyperCacher Funeral in Jersualem 14Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Bnei Brak is Charlie: Photos from Eulogies

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Eulogies for the fourth Jewish victims at the attack on a kosher deli in Paris last week were held in Bnei Brak Tuesday. Photos by Flash 90.

Grieving mourner.

Grieving mourner.

Coffins arrive at airport.

Coffins arrive at airport.

Eulogy tent.

Eulogy tent.

Rabbi delivers eulogy

Rabbi delivers eulogy

Van carries coffins.

Mourners at can  carrying coffins.

Picture of terror victim with tallis and tefillin.

Picture of terror victim with tallis and tefillin.

charlie victm in tallis and tefillin flash 90.


‘Israel is Charlie’ [video]

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

The bodies of Four French Jews who were gunned down by radical Islamist terrorists last week arrived at Ben Gurion Airport before dawn Tuesday morning, and their burials will begin at noon at the Har HaMenuchot cemetery in the Givat Shaul neighborhood in Jerusalem.

They were murdered at Paris’ HyperCacher store and are Yoav Hattab, 21, a student and son of Tunis’ chief rabbi;

Philippe Braham, 45, the father of four children and another child who is buried at the cemetery;

Yohan Cohen, 22, who worked at the store; and

Francois-Michel Saada, 64, who is retired and the father of two children.

Thirteen others survived the massacre that capped three days of terror by radical Islamists.

Eulogies were held in Bnei Brak, and the bodies are on their way to Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. President Reuven Rivlin and Opposition leader Yitzchak Herzog, as well as other officials, will attend the burials.

A French government minister will represent the country.


Funerals for Paris Terror Victims in Jerusalem at Noon Tuesday

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Funerals will be held in Jerusalem’s Givat Shaul neighborhood at noon on Tuesday for the four Jews murdered in the terrorist attack on a kosher deli in Paris last Friday.

The burials will take place at the Har HaMenukhot cemetery, with the attendance of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin among other government officials, Knesset Members and rabbis.

Jews Are Leaving France: 10,000 to Arrive in Israel in 2015

Monday, January 12th, 2015


France is bleeding Jews. The onslaught of radical Islamic terror combined with growing anti-Semitism has finally persuaded the country’s most loyal immigrants that it’s time to leave.

One of Britain’s most influential Jewish journalists, Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard, said on Friday, “Every single French Jew I know has either left or is actively working out how to leave.” Pollard’s comment came shortly after French police had ordered shops along Rue de Rosiers in the famous La Marais Jewish neighborhood to close in central Paris. The measure was taken as a precaution following the terror attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher grocery that left four people dead and others injured.

More than 100,000 French Jews have left the country since 2013, according to sources quoted by The Daily Mail. Pollard said in a tweet that the attack on Hyper Cacher was no “fluke.” He wrote in a series of posts on the Twitter social networking site, “So, it’s a fluke that the latest target is a kosher grocer, is it?

“What’s going on in France – outrages that have been getting worse for years – put our antisemitism (sic) problems in perspective,” he wrote.

The Jewish Agency for Israel, meanwhile, has told its staff to prepare for a wave of French aliyah. Chairman of the Executive of the Agency, Natan Sharansky accompanied Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to the unity rally in Paris on Sunday. “The Jewish Agency embraces the French Jewish community at this difficult time and is extending its full support by helping provide for the physical security of Jewish communities across France, increasing our assistance to any individual who wishes to immigrate to Israel, and working to ease immigrants’ integration into the Israeli workforce and Israeli society,” he said.

There were 7,000 new immigrants from France in 2014, more than double the 3,400 who arrived in 2013 and triple the 1,900 who came in 2012, Sharansky noted. The French Jewish community is the third largest in the world after Israel and the United States, with some 500,000 Jews; but more than one percent of the entire community immigrated to Israel last year.

Even before last week’s reign of terror, Jewish Agency officials had predicted that the increase in French aliyah would continue, and that the number of immigrants from France could reach up to 10,000 in 2015. In the past year, at least 50,000 French Jews inquired about immigrating to Israel, according to Sharansky. The Jewish Agency is currently holding two information seminars daily in France, he added. They are leaving, he said, and “they want to live in a Jewish state.”

The Fund for Emergency Assistance to Jewish Communities, established following the 2012 attack on the Jewish elementary school in Toulouse, has provided Jewish communal institutions in France and elsewhere with the means to install and reinforce security measures where they are needed most, in order to also enable Jewish communal life to continue uninterrupted.

Meanwhile, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has already begun to roll out the red carpet.

At a rally at Jerusalem City Hall to show solidarity with the French people and the French Jewish community on Sunday, Barkat said, “Brothers and sisters – the gates of Jerusalem are open to you. Zion and the entire Jewish world stands beside you. Nous sommes tous Juifs de France, we are all Charlie, we are all Jews of France.”

The Jerusalem Municipality, under the directive of Mayor Barkat, will open a special situation room for new immigrants from France in order to assist them in their move to Jerusalem. At the entrance to City Hall, there is a special booth for immigrant absorption manned by French-speaking volunteers who will help the immigrants with all of their absorption needs.

Suspect Arrested in Sha’ar Shechem Stabbing

Friday, January 9th, 2015

A 22 year old American Chassidic man was stabbed on Thursday at the Old City of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate (Sha’ar Shechem).

Police have a 15-year-old Arab suspect in custody for the attack. The suspected terrorist lives in northern Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem A Moment of Silence for Charlie Hebdo Victims

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The heartrending massacre of the 10 journalists and two police officers at the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine on Wednesday morning during an editorial meeting sent shock waves reverberating across the world.

In Jerusalem, on a cold rainy night, nearly 100 people gathered together at the French consulate to pay homage to the victims of the deadly terror attack. Carrying ‘Je Suis Charlie’ signs and memorial candles, the demonstrators held a two minute silence.

“Unfortunately in Jerusalem, we know too well the very difficult tragedy that the French people are going through now,” said the event organizer, Danielle Kriegel in an interview with Tazpit News Agency.

“We are here today to show our unity and solidary with the people of France, with all those who make up the fabric of French society including Muslims, Jews and Christians.”

“As a proud French and Israeli citizen, I am very saddened and shocked by what happened,” said Kriegel, who made aliyah from France 45 years ago and has raised her family in Israel. “I felt that organizing this rally was something that I had to do – to show the people of France that we are all one and that Jerusalem is united with them,” she told Tazpit.

For Kriegel the tragedy was a personal one, having known Charlie Hebdo’s editor and chief cartoonist, Stephane Charbonnier (Charb) on a personal level. “Charb was a good friend of my husband and once visited us here in Jerusalem. He was a very dedicated journalist with a wonderful smile and sense of humor,” Kriegel recalled.

“The tragedy is just as much professional as it is personal because as a fellow journalist, I know the power of the pen and all that comes with it,” continued Kriegel, who covers Israel as a correspondent for French and Belgian media. “Journalism is a tough profession and the journalists of Charlie Hebdo did their work splendidly – and with humor.”

For others, like Lea Curiel, 24, from Paris, who is spending the year in Israel, the Paris massacre was shocking. “It happened a few streets away from where my mom works,” she told Tazpit.  “Even though I didn’t personally know any of those killed, I think this tragedy touched everyone on a very personal level. Those people who died yesterday were respectable personalities whose work made France a country based on the pillars of freedom of speech and freedom of press.”

“This moment of silence in Jerusalem is for the victims and for all of France. We have the right to make fun of whatever we want” said Curiel, who grew up reading the Charlie Hebdo magazine at home. “I hope this is the last time we ever hear of such a tragedy.”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/a-moment-of-silence-for-charlie-hebdo-victims-in-jerusalem/2015/01/09/

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