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December 1, 2015 / 19 Kislev, 5776
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12 Dead in Terror Attack on Tunisia’s Presidential Guard

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

At least 12 people are dead and an unknown number of others are wounded in an explosion that rocked the city center of Tunis during rush hour on Tuesday evening when a bus carrying presidential guards was targeted by terrorists.

The blast occurrred at a bus stop on Mohamed V Avenue, near the former headquarters of the party of former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Within the hour, the capital was placed under curfew within the hour, and President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a 30-day state of emergency.

No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack.

It is not yet clear whether the explosion was generated by a bomb or an explosive was fired at the bus, presidential and security sources told Reuters.

The country which launched the region-wide Arab spring more than four years ago now finds itself still fighting for stability, with Muslim extremists doing everything possible to overturn the government.

Tunisia currently has a secular government which is fighting a constant battle with attempts by radical Islamist terrorists to seize control.

At least 3,000 Tunisian nationals have abandoned their country to fight with Da’esh in Iraq and Syria, according to the BBC.

There have already been two major attacks this year. In March, 20 people died in an attack on the world-famous Bardo Museum in the city. In June, Da’esh (ISIS) carried out a massacre at the beach resort of Sousse. Dozens of foreign tourists died in the attack, including many British citizens.

Negev Bedouin Resident of Hura was Terrorist Attacker in Be’er Sheva Central Bus Station

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The terrorist who carried out the deadly attack on the Be’er Sheva central bus station Sunday evening was a 21-year-old Israeli Arab resident of the nearby Bedouin town of Hura, police say.

The mother of Muhaned al-Okabi was raised in Gaza, but under Israeli law she was allowed to cross the border after marrying an Israeli Arab citizen. The couple settled in Hura.

The rest of the case remains under gag order.

The fact that a resident of a Negev Bedouin town has joined the ranks of the Palestinian Arab terrorists, however, is deeply troubling.

It’s a game-changer in terms of its implications for Jews living in southern Israel, particularly for those living in the northern and eastern sections of the Negev. This is where Jews and Bedouin live cheek-and-jowl together, and co-existence is a reality, not an abstract concept discussed over coffee or at a symposium.

“The revelation that Hura has turned the corner to join Hebron’s ‘terrorist central’ mentality is scary for Jews living in Meitar, Arad, and Omer, each just minutes away – let alone Be’er Sheva, the central hub where everyone passes through,” Natalie J., a resident of Arad, told JewishPress.com on Monday.

There are more than 250,000 Bedouin living in the Negev, a vast region that comprises approximately 60 percent of the state’s land.

That population outnumbers the Jewish population in the region, which is comprised mostly of immigrants who do not mind the inconvenience of inadequate transportation, lower salaries, and a lack of jobs and services.

Despite all of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s promises, those living on the periphery are still pioneers and face hardships others know little or nothing about. In the south, that complicates traumatic events even further, due to a lack of funding and resources.

Sunday’s attack by a local Bedouin may in fact represent a further risk to the Negev Jewish population. If so, it will require a defense plan similar to that being considered for Judea, Samaria and the integrated parts of northern, southern and eastern Jerusalem.

Likud and Bujie-Livni Use Stabbing Attack to Stab Each Other

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The Likud and the Herzog-Livni “Zionist Camp” parties attached each other for being soft on security only hours after a Palestinian Authority Arab stabbed a Haredi man in his stomach near City Hall in Jerusalem.

Mayor Nir Barkat was at the scene and helped tackled the attacker, whose victim suffered moderate wounds in his stomach.

The terrorist attack and Barkat’s action did not interest the two major parties in the election. Instead, they continued to stab each other below the belt with personal insults, continuing a campaign absent of reason and logic.

The Likud started the verbal free-for-all by suggesting that the terrorist attack was a result of Tzipi Livni’s remarks that dividing Jerusalem is an option.

The Likud’s statement declared:

If Tzipi and Bujie [Yitzchak Herzog] form a left-wing government – Hamas will be in the heart of Jerusalem.

That is the way this campaign has been going. The price of water, determined by experts in the bureaucracy, goes down, and everyone takes credit. An Arab terrorist attacks, and all of a sudden it is because someone said something, or did not say something.

It didn’t take long for Herzog-Livni to react on Facebook, writing that the Likud disseminated “another lowly and despicable lie from the man who is personally responsible for the loss of security in the capital.”

Here we go again.  Netanyahu is “personally” responsible? And was Livni “personally responsible” for every terrorist attack when she was acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert quit?

And do Israelis feel any less secure now than they did when Livni was Prime Minister.

Livni, who still acts like her figment of a politician, as usual could not restrain herself from showing everyone that she is as lowly and despicable as Netanyahu. She accused him of “dancing on the blood” of the victim of the stabbing attack and using it to win more votes, which may be true but is exactly what she is doing.

The good news is that we are less than four weeks away from the end of this disastrous campaign.

Har Nof Community Organizing Buses to Druze Policeman’s Funeral

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Jerusalem’s Chareidi/Ultra-Orthodox community in Har Nof are arranging buses to the funeral of hero Druze police officer Zidan Saif — who was killed in the line of duty yesterday while engaged in a gun battle with the Arab terrorists at the Har Nof shul.

A grassroots initiative of hundreds of Chareidim from Har Nof is underway to attend the funeral of Zidan Saif and to pay their respects to the fallen policeman and to the Druze community in the village of Yanuch-Jat in Northern Israel.

Upon publication of the initiative, many have come forward to help — including retired IDF officer, Erez Eshel, who was so impressed with the idea and unity behind it, that he offered to fund as many buses as necessary.

Saif’s funeral is scheduled for 2PM today in his village.

A quote from the late Chief Rabbi, Rav Ovadia Yosef’s Jewish law question and answer book, “Hazon Ovadia” — in response to a question if prayers should be said in the synagogue for a Druze IDF soldier who fell in the line of duty.

“A Druze IDF Solider who stood to protect Israel from the enemy, and was killed by an Ishmalite [Arab], and was protecting Israel’s security, it is fitting and proper to pray for his soul in the synagogue, as is appropriate [to pray] for righteous gentiles.”

Jameel adds: Is is our responsibility to honor this policeman’s memory, and express our feelings of gratitude and unity with the Druze community. They are fighting with us shoulder to shoulder for the security of Israel — and are putting their lives on the line.

Rabbi Moshe Twersky Laid To Rest

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Rabbi Moshe Twersky was escorted to his final resting place by 3,500 mourners today.

“G-d gave us a special soul…if there are 36 hidden righteous people in a generation, we merited to have one right here,” said one of his students.

Twersky was 59 years old, and the head of a Kollel (rabbinical study program) in Yeshiva Toras Moshe in Jerusalem. The Yeshiva is primarily for American students who come to study in Israel for a year after high school, though Twersky taught older and advanced students.

Twersky was the grandson of Rabbi Joseph Soleveitchik. His father, Rabbi Yitzchak (Isadore) Twersky, was both a rabbi and a professor in Harvard.

He leaves behind a wife, Miriam, and five children.

Almog Shiloni, Murdered In Tel Aviv Stabbing Laid to Rest [video]

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Almog Shiloni is being laid to rest in the military cemetery of Mount Herzl, in Jerusalem. Shiloni was stabbed to death yesterday by a terrorist at the HaHaganah train station in Tel Aviv.

An estimated 1500 people came to escort Shiloni to his final resting place.

“We will never forget your smiles, which you spread so freely, with love, or your face that was half eyes and half smile” said Rabbi Tzvi Klebanow, the CEO of Friends of Nahal Haredi, during a eulogy. “We would always speak about your upcoming wedding, if you were prepared, what you were thinking, how you felt about it….G-d wanted something else, instead.”

Dalia Lemkos, 26, was murdered in a separate stabbing attack in Gush Etzion. She was laid to rest in her hometown of Tekoa this morning.

Baby Killed in Suspected Jerusalem Terror Ramming Attack

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The baby that was injured in the suspected terror attack this evening died in the hospital of her wounds.

A driver plowed through a group of commuters waiting for the Jerusalem Light Rail injuring eight people, including the baby.

The driver was subsequently shot by a policeman as he tried to flee on foot.

The Arab driver, from the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem, reportedly had served 14 months in jail for security related offenses.

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