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Arab Terrorist Attack Foiled Near Netanya

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Police have arrested two men from the central Israeli Arab city of Taibe in connection with an intelligence report of a possible terrorist infiltration from Samaria.

The alert from the Israel Security Agency (ISA / Shin Bet) warned that terrorists may have infiltrated the Sharon region around Kfar Yona, slightly east of Netanya, intending to perpetrate an attack.

Schools were ordered to keep the children indoors as security personnel continued to search the area. “We are treating this [intelligence] alert very seriously, so we have deployed a large number of forces in the field,” police told the Walla! news site.

Emek Hefer Regional Council head Rani Eden told Voice of Israel public radio that schools were ordered to “remain on alert and vigilant.” Border Patrol officers were deployed outside each school throughout the region, and school gates were closed. Children remained in class.

Roadblocks were set up along Route 57 – the artery that runs from the coastal city of Netanya east towards the Palestinian Authority Arab city of Tulkarem. There were also roadblocks set up farther south, along highways moving into Tel Aviv from the north and in the Glilot area south of Herzliya.

Police were also searching every vehicle heading east, and closed the Tnuvot Junction near Kfar Yona to east-heading traffic. Border Patrol and other elite units were out in force hunting for the terrorists on the ground, while helicopters searched in the skies. The intensive effort paid off and within a short time, security personnel tracked down and caught the driver and terrorist who were heading to their targeted destination, the 0404 website reported.

On August 24, school principal Yussuf Haj Yahya was shot dead by a masked gunman during a staff meeting in preparation for the new school year. The murder took place at the Amal school. Yahya, who was a longtime principal at the school, had apparently also run for mayor of Taibe in 2006. The gunman’s motives were unclear.

Israeli Arab Knesset member Ahmed Tibi is also a resident of Taibe.

Netanya Car Bombing

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Police and firefighters were on the scene of a criminal car bombing in the city of Netanya on March 13, 2014,

A local Netanya man “known to police” was seriously injured in a car bomb in the city on Thursday night, in what police suspect may have been an attempted underworld killing.

The victim, Ayal Sofer, is a well-known alleged organized crime figure in the Netanya area, and has survived a number of attempts on his life in the past.

Nazi ‘Death Train ‘Car to Be Displayed in Netanya

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

An authentic German train car that transported Jews to concentration camps will be placed at the Netanya Memorial Site and service as a “living monument” and educational center in memory of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust

The car will arrive in Netanya tomorrow on Friday and will be the first time it has been displayed in Israel.

“The memorial sites established Netanya are a moral dictate, and they pay homage to the millions who lost their lives in the Holocaust,” said Netanya Mayor Miriam Feirberg-Ikar said,


Israel Planning ‘Rescue’ Operation for French Jews

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The Israeli government is expected to approve soon a plan to bring tens of thousands of French Jews to Israel within the next three years, according to a report in Makor Rishon on Friday.

An Aliyah plan of this scale hasn’t been attempted since Operation Moses and Operation Solomon rescued Ethiopian Jewry and and brought them to Israel.

Currently, tens of thousands of French Jews are essentially fleeing France, in great part due to the serious rise in antisemitism in that country. The problem is that they are leaving France to go to London, Canada, and the US. A mere 3,000 of the the Jews who left France in 2013 made it to Israel.

The Israeli government has determined that in order to entice French Jewry to come to Israel, three primary areas must be addressed: employment, housing and quality education.

In order to address the employment issue, the government is set to recognize existing French professional licenses in the fields of medicine and tax advise; it will consider placement in the army in jobs that actually fit the Oleh’s professional skill set, and will assist existing business owners wishing to bring their companies over to Israel.

The programs Taglit (birthright) and Masa, intended to strengthen Jewish identity and solidarity with Israel through a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jews will be expanded to French Jewish youth.

And French Jews will be practically guaranteed slots in the top schools.

The goals of the program are to double the number of French Jews brought to Israel each year. In 2014, the goal will be 6,000 Jews, 12,000 in 2015, and 24,000 in 2016.

The cost of the program is still unknown. The effort will be coordinated by the Prime Minister’s office.

The strategy is to create a 3 year window of opportunity for French Jewry, telling them: Come to Israel now while the going is good, because we can’t guarantee these conditions in the future.”

We at The Jewish Press are calling it “Operation Moïse.”

Locals Protest Haredi College Program in Netanya

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

I don’t get it. Do you want the Haredim to get an education or not? do you want the Haredim to enter the workforce or not?

In Netanya, the Michlelet Netanya is rumored to be preparing to open a set of courses specifically for the Hareidi community. Not just a set of courses, but they have requested permits from the Netanya municipality for the construction of a new building that would house a “Haredi campus.”

Local residents have protested outside City Hall in an attempt to cause the cancellation of any such plans.

Residents see such programs as the beginning of a trend of “hitchardut”, or, haredim taking over the area. They say they want Haredim to integrate into society, but into existing programs and into full society, and not by creating their own secluded programs.

Netanya City Hall says that the new program will not be in a new, separate, building, but will be within the existing campus of Michlelet Netanya.

I don’t care if they start their programs in the same building, in a different building, in this or that city or in whatever way they want. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to choose the setting for the program they are developing for their community? If we want integration, and we do, at least in certain ways, we cannot force them to do things “our” way. Why is our way any more right than their way or than any other way? If we force them to do it our way, they will, or many will, retreat and cancel any such plans. the Haredi community makes changes on its terms, when they feel terms are necessary, or not at all.

This is another attempt to ram “our” way down their throats even at the expense of actual gains that we say we want.

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Crows Rule Cities

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

When we moved to Netanya, a coastal city in Israel, I noticed the absence of seagulls. How can a city by the sea not have any seagulls? The answer is: they were chased out by the huge crow community.

This explains why there are so many crows and also why there are so few… rats and mice. We also have a huge population of feral cats in Netanya, but they’re mostly fed by little old cat ladies. I suspect most of the rat hunting is done by our crows. Our smart and crafty crows.

Iron Dome Battery Deployed to Central Israel

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Iron Dome battery was moved to the Sharon region north of Tel Aviv for the first time, and is in position to protect Netanya, Hadera and other central Israel cities, according to the IDF.

Military spokesmen said that the battery is being deployed as part of the regular operational process, and is the sixth operational Iron Dome battery.

Metropolitan Tel Aviv is believed to be within range of missiles fired by Hezbollah from Lebanon, and at least one missile fired from Gaza overshot Tel Aviv last November and landed in the Mediterranean Sea.

An Iron Dome battery deployed near Eilat in southern Israel last week intercepted rockets fired from Sinai at the tourist enclave.

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