A Group of 10 German Christians came to Israel on a special mission, to build The Land of Israel Headquarters in the Heart of Judea. Almost completing the left wing of the Center, German non-Jews and Jews worked side by side, learned together, ate together in a historic gathering between two peoples who were not long ago, fierce enemies. Join Rabbi Jeremy Gimpel to discover why this is happening now and how can you take part in it?The Land of Israel
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An Israeli public bus, several civilian vehicles and a number of military vehicles sustained damage Sunday night after being pelted with rocks by Palestinian Authority Arab terrorists on Route 45.
The attacks took place near Highway 443 – the old Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Highway – about 200 meters past the Ofer checkpoint, in the direction of traveling towards Jerusalem.
Windows were smashed on the bus, as well as on some of the civilian and military vehicles. Even a garbage truck was damaged.
None of the passengers were physically injured, however.
“Utter chaos and anarchy; that’s the only way to describe the Israeli government’s management of the security of its citizens on Israeli roads. It’s a disgrace,” one motorist told the Hebrew-language 0404 website.Hana Levi Julian
Don’t fall off your seats on this one.
Following their success in erasing the Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount at UNESCO, the Palestinian Authority has decided to ramp it up a bit, according to a report on IBA’s Reshet Bet.
At UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property, the Palestinian Authority delegation to UNESCO is now demanding the “return” of the “stolen” Dead Sea Scrolls.
PA representative Dr. Munir said the Dead Sea Scrolls are from the Palestinian Authority territories and are part of the Palestinian heritage!
The PA wants a full session dedicated to this at the next UNESCO meeting of the committee.
Munir also complained to the committee that antiquities were stolen from the Rockefeller Museum (in eastern Jerusalem) and moved to the western side of Jerusalem (the Israel Museum).
“This is just another example of their provocation and chutzpa in attempting to rewrite history. In any case, just like the Temple Mount and Kotel, the Dead Sea Scrolls will stay in our hands, while the Palestinians will be left with their hidden dreams.”
Sharma-Cohen used the word “Ganuz” in Hebrew, playing on the Hebrew name for the Dead Sea Scrolls “HaMegilot HaGenuzot” – The Hidden Scrolls.
The Dea Sea Scrolls website describes the scrolls as follows:
The most well-known texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls are the ancient religious writings found in eleven caves near the site of Qumran… [in the eastern Judean desert]
Scroll dates range from the third century BCE (mid–Second Temple period) to the first century of the Common Era, before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. While Hebrew is the most frequently used language in the Scrolls, about 15% were written in Aramaic and several in Greek. The Scrolls’ materials are made up mainly of parchment, although some are papyrus, and the text of one Scroll is engraved on copper.
About 230 manuscripts are referred to as “biblical Scrolls”. These are copies of works that are now part of the Hebrew Bible.
We have no doubt that UNESCO will fully support the PA’s historical revisionism.
Next they’re going to demand we return the Palestinian Talmud.
Some of the scrolls are on display at the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, a few are being held in Jordan.
Perhaps, the PA is still looking for anything to put in their empty museum.Jewish Press News Briefs
by Ilana Messika The military court in Judea sentenced the terrorist who stabbed 39-year old Dafna Meir to death last January at her home in Otniel to life imprisonment, and ordered the man to pay NIS 1.75 million in damages.
On the evening of January 17, 2016, the terrorist entered the Otniel, south of Hebron, through a hole in the fence and went on to murder Meir — a nurse in the neurosurgery department at Soroka Medical Center — in front of three of her six children.
The defendant confessed to a charge of first-degree murder.
The Court emphasized that the appropriate punishment for someone who committed a crime of such extraordinary brutality and in cold blood is deprivation of liberty for the rest of his life. The Court further recommended that the killer never be considered for early release.
The name of the convict was not released because he is a minor.TPS / Tazpit News Agency
A Palestinian Authority Police officer wounded three IDF soldiers at around 5 pm Monday (October 31) in a shooting terror attack at the “Focus” checkpoint that secures the entrance to Ramallah, the capital city of the Palestinian Authority.
The checkpoint is located close to the Jewish community of Beit El, in the Binyamin Region.
“A Palestinian gunman arrived at an IDF crossing at the entrance to Ramallah and opened fire at forces at the scene, injuring three IDF soldiers,” the IDF said in a statement following the attack.
“In response to the immediate threat, forces shot the assailant. The soldiers have been evacuated for medical treatment.”
One soldier was listed in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the hip. Two other soldiers were listed in good condition, both having sustained shrapnel wounds. All of the wounded were evacuated to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center in Jerusalem.
The terrorist was shot and killed by other forces at the scene.
Arab media has identified the terrorist as Mahmoud Turkeman, a member of a Special Forces Unit of the Palestinian Authority Police and a resident of Qabatiyeh, which is a village near Jenin.
This attack represents a serious escalation from previous attacks in recent months, and is an echo of a similar attack by another Palestinian Authority Security Force officer less than a year ago in the same place.
In that attack, three IDF soldiers were shot at the Focus checkpoint by a member of a high-ranking Palestinian Authority security detail in Ramallah.Hana Levi Julian
Three Israeli Border Guard Police officers were wounded Sunday afternoon in a ramming attack on Highway 60 near the Arab village of Beit Omar, in Judea.
The attack took place on the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem segment of the highway, according to Hatzolah Etzion’s Judea and Samaria division.
All three of the injured police officers are in their early 20s, and are reported to be in fair to good condition. They were treated at the scene and evacuated to Sha’are Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
The terrorist, a 23-year-old resident of Beit Omar, was shot by IDF soldiers at the scene and critically wounded. He later died of his wounds, local sources reported.Hana Levi Julian
Arab terrorists hurled stones at Israeli motorists Friday just before Shabbat, traveling on Highway 60 in Judea on the segment known as the Gush Etzion-Jerusalem Highway, between El Khader and the northern entrance to the Jewish community of Efrat.
Efrat is located about six minutes south of Jerusalem.
No one was physically wounded in the attack.
Arab terrorists also hurled rocks at Israelis near Sha’ar Ohad the Jewish community of Beit El. There were no reports of physical injuries, and IDF soldiers were deployed to the area.Hana Levi Julian