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Arabs Riot in Terrorists’ Neighborhood, Jews Protest In Jerusalem Too

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Both Arabs and Jews were out in force Tuesday night, making their sentiments known to law enforcement officials in Jerusalem. In the Arab sector, violence was the method of communication. Jews chose instead to block transportation for others.

Masked Arabs rioted in the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood that was home to two bloodthirsty terrorists, now dead, who had been responsible for a bloodbath hours earlier at a local synagogue. Equipped with axes, a meat cleaver, knives and guns, the pair butchered four prominent rabbis and an Israeli Druze police officer, and wounded at least six other people in an attack that has been dubbed the ‘Har Nof Massacre.’

Both were killed by police, but not before they had soaked the synagogue floor with the blood of its worshipers and orphaned 26 children.

By nightfall, dozens of masked Arab attackers were hurling rocks and shooting fireworks at police officers in the Jabel Mukabar neighborhood.

Rioters also set tires and trash cans ablaze in the streets.

Police attempted to disperse the rioters using non-lethal crowd control methods.

Meanwhile, in a central part of the capital, Jewish protesters gathered in an attempt to block the Light Rail on Jaffa Road, the main shopping street in Jerusalem.

The demonstration was held near the String Bridge overlooking the Central Bus Station near the entrance to the city, to protest the government’s policies regarding terror attacks.

Police broke up the demonstration, making 23 arrests in the process, including four minors. The Light Rail was allowed to continue on its route unimpeded.

Hana Levi Julian

Jewish Philanthropist Killed in Horseback-Riding Accident

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Anne Heyman, a Jewish philanthropist who founded a Rwandan youth village for children orphaned in that country’s 1994 genocide, died in a horse-riding accident.

Heyman, 52, died Friday afternoon after falling off a horse during a jumping competition at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Florida, The Palm Beach Post reported.

Heyman’s interest in aiding Rwanda was spurred by a 2005 talk on the genocide that she and her husband, Seth Merrin, attended. Together they raised $12 million to create Rwanda’s Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, according to the Post.

The village opened in December 2008, and 500 Rwandans age 14-21 currently live and study there. The village was inspired by the youth villages in Israel that resettled young Jews orphaned by the Holocaust.

Rwandan government officials expressed sorrow over Heyman’s death.

“RIP ‪#AnneHeyman‬ – your legacy will live on forever, our thoughts are with your family and hundreds of youth in ‪#ASYV‬ who just lost a mother,” Jean Nsengimana, Rwanda’s youth minister, tweeted.

Originally from South Africa, Heyman has been involved in numerous American Jewish philanthropies. She is a former board president of Dorot, a Jewish nonprofit that organizes volunteers to help the elderly and reduce their social isolation.


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