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Emotions Run Deep as Body of Ezra Schwartz, z’l Arrives in US for Burial

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Emotions ran deep as the body of young Ezra Schwartz, z’l arrived home in Boston for burial on Sunday, Nov. 22, accompanied by many of the students with whom he had learned weeks earlier.

Dozens of young men bid farewell Saturday night to the 18-year-old yeshiva student who was brutally murdered in a terrorist attack by a Palestinian Authority Arab last Thursday.

Many yeshiva students from Beit Shemesh volunteered to travel the final journey with their fellow student’s body. They and numerous others gathered in a circle at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to sing the Israeli national anthem, HaTikvah. Schwartz was one of a total of five people who lost their lives to Arab terror on Thursday.

Yeshiva University Israel Alumni and Yeshiva University in Israel joined Yeshivat Ashreinu, Israel Friends and Alumni of Maimonides School and Klal Yisroel in mourning the student’s tragic death.

It was announced that a memorial service is scheduled for Sunday evening November 22 on the campus of Midrashiat Amaliah, Rehov Haim Heller 31, Givat Mordechai, Jerusalem. Recitation of Tehillim is set to begin at 6:30 pm. The funeral for the young yeshiva student, scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm Israel time, will be broadcast live on site.

On Saturday night, as farewells were said to the murdered American, people in Kiryat Gat raced for cover while others hunted for another Arab terrorist who stabbed four new victims, one a 13-year-old girl. Several hours later with air and ground support that included some 250 police officers, the stabber was caught just before midnight, with the blood-drenched knife still in his possession.

Barely 100 meters from the scene of the attack, the 16-year-old terrorist was hiding in a backyard on the same street where he stabbed his victims. He was given up to authorities by two of his friends, according to the Hebrew-language newspaper, Yediot Aharonot, and identified as an illegal worker from Hebron.

‘Ram-and-Stab’ Terror Attack at Kfar Adumim Junction

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

An Arab taxi driver crashed into an Israeli vehicle Sunday morning at the Kfar Adumim junction on the outskirts of Jerusalem in an attempted “ram-and-stab” terror attack.

A conflicting report from a second source said the Arab terrorist drove his car directly at a group of Israeli pedestrians standing at the junction and then got out of the car after it crashed, and attempted to stab the bystanders.

Knife used in attempted ram-and-stab attack.

Knife used in attempted ram-and-stab attack.

One Israeli was stabbed, according to Magen David Adom, an account confirmed by several other sources as well.

The terrorist was neutralized. Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld confirmed to JewishPress.com that he was shot and killed after trying to murder his intended victims.

Update: 3 Dead, 6 Wounded in Gush Etzion Shooting and Ramming Attacks [video]

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Three people were murdered and seven wounded in a shooting and ramming attack on Thursday in Gush Etzion.

The IDF reported that an initial inquiry reveals that the terrorists opened fire from a passing vehicle at a shuttle van at the intersection of Alon Shvut, and then carried on towards the Gush Etzion junction — where they collided with a private car. Security forces who arrived at the scene shot one terrorist dead.

MDA forces in Gush Etzion junction reported that after resuscitation attempts medics and paramedics determined the death of an 18-year-old American yeshiva student on the scene.

In addition, the forces provided medical care and evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center a 50-year-old man in very serious condition with a gunshot wound in his upper body. The man was unconscious.

The 50-year-old man, a teacher from Gush Etzion, died from his wounds. The man was identified as Yaacov Don from Alon Shvut.

The third murdered victim in the terror attack was an Arab pedestrian.

Six additional Israelis were lightly injured and evacuated to receive treatment at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

One of the terrorists was killed, a second terrorist was captured with an Uzi sub-machine gun.

I Will Not Post the French Flag

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Sorry people!

I know it’s sensitive but I can’t hold back anymore!

The terror attack this Friday evening in Paris was horrible! Families have been destroyed and the devastation is horrific! I know how they feel, anyone who lives in Israel knows what it feels like to live through terror attacks.


The French government has been condemning Israel at every chance they had! While we are sending our condolences and support to France, they didn’t even bother to cover the attack on Friday when a Jewish father and son were gunned down by Muslim terrorists! France took Hamas off the terrorist list and instead started marking goods produced by Jews in Judea and Samaria!

With all due respect, I will not post a French flag on my Facebook profile and quite frankly I don’t understand why anyone would! It is the French government who has been condemning Israel for fighting the same radical Islamic organizations that attacked Paris!

Some may call me insensitive, I agree! it is exactly this insensitivity that is the reason I am NOT posting a French flag on my feed!

What do you call the reactions (or the lack of) from the French government when Israel has been under attack day in and day out?! Should I call for restraint? Should I give credit to the claims ISIS is using to justify this terror attack?

So instead of putting a French flag up, I will raise the Israeli one. Why? Because Israel warned France and the rest of the world of the effect of radical Islam! We tried to explain who and what we are fighting but they would not listen!

We told them this was not about land or occupation but they didn’t listen! They pressured us to make deals with those who shoot us, blow us up and stab us and when we refuse to do so, they condemn us!

We warned them that this is about a radical culture that has no respect for life, but they ignored us and shook their finger at us for fighting the same radical Islamic ideology that attacked Paris. Only we fight it every day!

So here is the Israeli flag!

The one that is fighting radical Islamic terror every day!

The one flag that is condemned and yelled at from every international podium for fighting the same evil that murdered over 130 of French innocent civilians.

Italian Daily Sued for Post-Paris Bombings Headline ‘Muslim B*******’

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

(JNi.media) Journalist Thomas Notarianni, former director of PeaceReporter, sued the newspaper Libero, published in Milan, Italy, this morning, when, in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, the paper ran the front page headline “Bastardi Islamici” (Muslim Bastards). The complaint was filed against the editor, Maurizio Belpietro, and “all the people to be considered.”

“This hatred is not only dangerous, it’s criminal,” Notarianni posted on his Facebook page. The lawsuit was filed based on Article 403 of the Italian Criminal Code — “insulting a religion by insulting people.” Anyone who publicly insults a religion, through contempt of those who profess it, shall be punished by a fine of €1,000 to €5,000. The law applies a fine ranging from €2,000 to €6,000 to anyone who offends a religious denomination through contempt of a minister.

Belpietro defended himself on Twitter, claiming to have used the term “bastards” in the sense of “illegitimate children.” Or, more precisely, he called “ignorant” the people “who do not know that bastard means illegitimate child.”

Meanwhile, Thomas Notarianni, who nowadays runs the Peaceful Minds Center, on Saturday offered the following as his way of combating ISIS terrorism:

“It’s times like these that we realize the importance of our Peaceful Minds practice. What happened in France is a product of the ego. Our work is to dissolve the ego and then help others do the same. Until we can accomplish this these things will continue as they have for thousands of years. Our hearts and compassion go out to the victims of this egotist blindness. When your grieving is done may you find Peace in your minds and Love in your hearts. With Love and Kindness, Tommy.”

Attempted Infiltration and Ramming Attack Near Psagot

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Three people were lightly to moderately injured in a ramming attack between Kochav Yaacov and Psagot, according to a TPS report.

The Arab driven car purposely rammed a Jewish-owned vehicle, on Saturday night.

Update: The Arab driver first attempted to drive into the community of Psagot, to commit a terror attack. He had replaced the license plates on his car with Israeli plates. The alert guard at the gate noticed something strange and refused to let him in. The Arab terrorist then turned around and rammed into the Israeli car.

The Arab driver is dead from the crash. A very large knife was found under the driver’s feet.

The 9-year-old Jewish boy in the car has a head wound and is in moderate condition, two more passengers are lightly to moderately injured.

Updated: 128 Dead, Hundreds Wounded in 7 Simultaneous Paris Terror Attacks

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Post-Shabbat update: The death toll has risen to 128 dead and hundreds wounded. ISIS has taken credit for the attack.


Note: This report was filed from Los Angeles, California, prior to the start of the Sabbath. The information may therefore be inaccurate after several hours, and cannot be updated until the close of the Sabbath in Israel. We wish all our readers a safe, peaceful and pleasant Sabbath. HLJ

A cluster of coordinated suicide bombings, shootouts and other mass casualty attacks sent shockwaves through the glittering nightlife in Paris on Friday evening.

There were at least seven separate points of attack reported by French media, in what appeared to be a mass casualty event similar to that carried out in Mumbai seven years ago by Islamist terrorists from Pakistan.

At least 60 people were reported dead and 100 others were being held hostage when two terrorists opened fire against French police at the Bataclan concert hall in the 11th arrondissement.

A witness told the AFP news agency one of the attackers in the concert hall shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he fired into the crowd.

A second shootout took place at the 10th arrondissement restaurant.

At a third venue, fans poured out on to the pitch after explosions were heard outside a game between France and Germany at the Stade de France.

An official with the French Football Federation told Canal+ “There was a bomb explosion at the entrance to Gate J. There have been three deaths and some injured. The Stade de France is secure. There is no longer any danger, people will leave normally.”

French President Francois Hollande, who was at the Stade de France, told media that a state of emergency was to be declared across France, The Guardian newspaper reported.

Paris authorities and local police advised everyone to stay indoors; local businesses were asked to shelter shoppers. Several Paris Metro lines were closed as well. Schools and universities in France are to be closed on Saturday.

Officials announced that France has closed its borders in the wake of the attacks, according to Sky News.

New York City also reportedly went to high alert in the wake of the attacks.

U.S. President Barack Obama said in a statement to media that America would do whatever it takes to “bring these terrorists to justice…

“This is not just an attack on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values we share.” He called the attacks an “outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,” adding that “Those who think they can terrorize France or their values are wrong.”

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