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Jeff Seidel, Yochanan Danziger Survive Terror Attack near Mt. of Olives

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

On Tuesday evening, Arabs ambushed a group of cars on the way to the Mount of Olives cemetery. The Arabs hurled cinder blocks and stones at the Jewish vehicles, injuring one person and causing heavy damage to at least two cars.

Th attack was so severe that unarmed soldiers, sitting in the second vehicle thought the people in the lead car, Yochanan Danziger and Jeff Seidel, were killed (which they were not, just to make that clear).

Both cars were on the way to a burial at the Mount of Olives cemetery, Danziger told The Jewish Press from the police station where he and Seidel were filing a complaint.

Danziger is a “Netzach Yehuda” rabbinic adviser for Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the Nahal Haredi Brigade, and Seidel is widely known for decades of his work at the Western Wall, bringing wandering Jewish backpackers closer to Judaism, or at least to a Friday night Shabbat meal.

The ambush, like dozens the past several years, occurred on a narrow street when two or three cars blocked traffic from moving so that Arab youths could pummel the cars with rocks and cinder blocks.

Danziger was treated at a Jerusalem hospital for glass in his eye.

Seidel was driving his 2006 Mazda, whose windows were smashed, while the sides of the car were smashed in.

“It was miracle we got out alive,” said Danziger. At one point, Seidel tried to turn into the locked parking lot of an Arab hospital, which would have given them a safe haven, but they were refused entry.

Seidel managed to continued driving slowly as Danziger and another passenger crouched on the floor. He managed to make a U-turn as older Arabs, who Danziger said were in their 40s, yelled at the youth to move away.

Seidel managed to drive his car to the police station, where he said the police were very understanding and said that the attackers “would pay a heavy price.” However, words are one thing and action is another.

During the attack, the victims were in contact with the police for several minutes until the connection was broken.

The police did not call back.

Young Arab Teens Confess to Attacking Border Guard Officers

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Three young Arab teens were arrested Mondayin connection with a firebombing attack on Border Guard police officers near Jerusalem.

The wannabe teen terrorists were caught in the act following a covert investigation that saw the group hurling firebombs (Molotov cocktails) at Border Guard officers patrolling in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis.

The teens, ages 13 and 14, live in Azaria, near the nearby city of Ma’ale Adumim. They confessed to the attacks during the investigation, and also admitted to involvement in other incidents as well.

Black GOP Leader Prays at the Western Wall for ‘Solomonic Wisdom’

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Black Republican Dr. Ben Carson, touted as a possible GOP presidential candidate is touring Israel and visited the Western Wall, where he went through the required routine of placing a message for God between the bricks.

Unlike President Barack Obama and the pope, Carson divulged what he wrote.

Noting that King Solomon was there once upon a time, Carson told CBN he asked God for “Solomonic wisdom on what to do.” He has not yet stated whether he will be a candidate, but he certainly is acting like one.

He praised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and concerning Judea and Samaria, Carson said, “Until such time as their neighbors are no longer desirous of their elimination,” he said, Israel’s continued control of the West Bank “makes perfectly good sense.”

His credentials as an anti-Obama conservative are impeccable. He made a speech at the national Prayer Breakfast earlier this year in which he said the United States is headed for “moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility.”

He also stated “We have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently.”

President Barack Obama was sitting a few feet away, and although Carson did not directly blame the president for America’s ills, the White House was upset.

“Within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him,” Carson later wrote in his book “One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future.”

Carson added in his book, ”I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”

The GOP leader also wrote that he did not plan to run for president – unless calls God him.

CBN’s video of his visit to the Western Wall can be seen here.

Hamas on the Temple Mount

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Israel’s police force must be exhausted after a hard week arresting Jewish children on the Temple Mount with candles and a Chanukiah or for daring to say a prayer out loud, because they were clearly unable to do anything about the Hamas rally on the Temple Mount today.

Arab social media sites are full of photos of an openly-held rally for Hamas on the Temple Mount, replete with dozens of masked men, green Hamas headbands and flags.

The only thing missing are the guns and rocket launchers.

If the police keep doing such a great job, maybe that’s next.

In an unrelated story, PM Netanyahu and DM Yaalon allowed entry of hundreds of Gazans into Israel today so they could visit the Temple Mount to pray.

 

 

Teen Terrorist in Court for Wounding Baby

Friday, December 19th, 2014

A Jerusalem court has brought charges against a teenage terrorist who wounded a young baby last week. The 16-year-old attacker, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is an Arab resident of the city.

He was charged with hurling a brick at a bus last Sunday. The bus was heading for the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site.

Several passengers were hit with shattered glass in the attack, and a baby suffered cuts to his head.

Arab children and teens living in Jerusalem have been involved in several recent attacks. This week, a group of Arab boys ages just 10 to 12 attacked a civilian bus, causing damage but no injuries.

The involvement of Arab children in terrorism in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and Gaza is a phenomenon that dates back generations. Terrorist groups in the region have been taken to task by Amnesty International, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers, and others for making cynical use of teenagers and young children to attack Jewish civilians.

Boy Arrested Trying to Recreate Chanukah on Temple Mount

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Police arrested a Jewish boy Wednesday morning who had planned to go up to the Temple Mount.

In the boy’s bag police found a Chanukiah, oil candles and matches, according to Tazpit News Agency.

Clearly the boy wasn’t familiar enough with the original story of Chanukah.

When the police began to approach him, he should have started to play with the dreidel.

The boy is being represented by Honeinu lawyers.

Bloomberg Marks Jerusalem and Tel Aviv as First Non-US Cities for Funds

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced that Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Yafo are the first non-U.S. cities selected to participate in the $45 million expansion of its Innovation Teams program.

The program aims to improve the capacity of City Halls to effectively design and implement new approaches that improve citizens’ lives  by relying on data, open innovation, and strong project and performance management to help mayors address pressing urban challenges.

Grant funds will allow mayors to hire and fund innovation teams – often called “i-teams” — for up to three years.

Jerusalem will receive $850,000 per year, focusing initially on poverty and economic development. Tel Aviv-Yafo will receive $650,000 per year, focusing initially on issues related to cost of living and illegal immigration.

“Successful innovation depends as much on the ability to generate ideas as it does the capacity to execute them – and i-teams help cities do both,” said philanthropist Michael Bloomberg. “More and more city governments around the world are eager to innovate.”

Bloomberg Philanthropies also announced that grants will go to Albuquerque, Boston, Centennial Colorado, Jersey City, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Mobile Alabama, Minneapolis, Peoria  Illinois, Rochester, Syracuse, and Seattle.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/bloomberg-marks-jerusalem-and-tel-aviv-as-first-non-us-cities-for-funds/2014/12/16/

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