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November 29, 2015 / 17 Kislev, 5776
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Train Hits Man Near Be’er Sheva

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

An Israel Railways train struck a man Thursday night in southern Israel near the Goral Junction, about five kilometers from Be’er Sheva.

The accident shut down a number of tracks, but trains continued to run on a single line.

The identity of the victim was withheld pending notification to next of kin. It is not clear what the man was doing on the tracks.

Israeli Anti-Nuclear Activist Arrested in Japan

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The grandson of Israel’s former ambassador to Japan, an anti-nuclear activist, has been arrested in connection with a series of suspected arson attacks in Tokyo.

Israeli-Japanese musician Izaya Noda, 42, is the grandson of Moshe Barter, who served as Israel ambassador to Tokyo from 1966 to 1972.

Noda, a resident of Musashino, has been a participant at anti-nuclear rallies in front of the Diet (Japanese parliament), his father told media. He apparently became a major critic of nuclear power plant operators following the meltdown at the Fukushima reactors in 2011.

Noda was charged by Tokyo police with setting seven fires along the city’s train lines, disrupting line functions and affecting some 150,000 passengers.

Noda has confessed to involvement in setting a fire on August 23, but denied involvement in any other case. He allegedly told investigators he “could not tolerate Japan Railways for consuming massive amounts of electricity,” Tokyo Police told media.

His father, who is Japanese, said he could not believe his son would commit such a crime. Noda’s is Israeli. Japanese media published a photo of Noda’s teudat zehut (Israeli ID card.)

Israel’s foreign ministry has declined to comment on the matter.

Record Number of Israelis Take the Train

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Israel Railways reported a 6% increase in passenger traffic in the first half of 2015, according to Globes.

A record number of 25.9 million passengers rode the trains from January through June, compared with 23.7 million in the same period last year.

For the first time ever, more than 200,000 Israelis take the train every day, except for Shabbat, an 11% jump from last year’s 180,000.

Cargo traffic increased by 3% to 3.7 million tons.

Traffic will grower even more starting next month, when Israel Railways launches the Be’er Sheva-Sderot-Netivot-Ashkelon line.

The new high-speed Tel Aviv-Jerusalem line is scheduled to begin operation by the beginning of 2018. The project costs nearly $2 billion, and the trains are to whisk passengers from city to city in 28 minutes, less than half the time by car or bus.

Passenger Train Derails North of Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

A Metrolink commuter passenger train in southern California derailed in the city of Oxnard at approximately 5:55 am Tuesday morning after hitting a truck stuck at a railroad crossing in Ventura County.

Approximately 30 people were injured — but there were no fatalities — and an unknown number of cars were damaged on the train. At least three cars derailed.

No fatalities were reported by officials at the scene, according to initial information broadcast on CNN, which reported the train was traveling towards Los Angeles.

There is a large Jewish community in that city, including many relatives of American immigrants to Israel.

The truck — a tractor trailer — was stalled on the tracks, according to the report, but it is not yet clear why. The driver of the truck managed to escape his vehicle and was found a short distance away, unhurt, a battalion chief said. He is in custody.

US Signs Deal with Turkey to Train & Arm Syrian ‘Moderates’

Friday, February 20th, 2015

The United States on Thursday signed an agreement with Turkey at the U.S. Embassy in that country to train and equip five thousand moderate Syrian opposition forces.

Qatar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia also are expected to participate in the deal, which is set to begin in March, according to a defense official quoted by NPR.

At least 1,200 troops “have already been identified,” according to Fox News. Congress has allocated $500 million for the training, which is to be hosted at one of three anticipated sites in Turkey.

Hundreds of “moderate” Syrian opposition forces have already been screened and 1,200 identified, with the program to be launched in mid-March.

Major-General Michael K. Nagata has been tapped to lead the training, according to Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby.

The Peace Train Has Left the Station

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The silly people on the left have created a new campaign group to try and force the rest of the country to capitulate to their suicidal fantasies of capitulation to Arab/Islamic terror.

This time around they are calling themselves “Women Wage Peace”, and according to Haaretz, their message is, “Israel and the Palestinians must restart peace talks immediately, and this time around, women need to be sitting at the negotiating table.”

As one founder said, “Fifty one percent of the population in this country cannot accept a situation where they have no political say.”

(Hold on, I know you’re jumping at the bit already at the obvious, but left me finish.)

How did they kick off their latest peace venture? They had a few hundred Israeli women board a train to Sderot for their launch ceremony at Sapir College.

And why did they choose Sapir College, and why that specific day?

So they could impose themselves onto someone else’s existing annual conference, the “Sderot Conference on Society” which was held on that same day and draws many political leaders (some, at least, I would presume are women).

“Make yourself visible… Let them see that you’re here,” one organizer openly telling the left-wing women to leech themselves onto someone else’s conference for the free access to the politicians and dignitaries.

Now, I could go after the low hanging fruit and point out that most (but not all) of these train riders wouldn’t dare step foot on a train to Sderot when the rockets were falling – to talk about making peace with Hamas. And I could talk about the terrorists’ mothers (also women) who are proud their sons are martyrs and killed Jews.

But I’m not going there.

Instead I’m going to point out a little detail they seem to have overlooked.

For the past year and a half or so, not just sitting at the peace talks table, but actually in charge of the peace negotiations for Israel, has not only been a leftist, but a female leftist, our Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.

Now color me stupid, but if a powerful left-wing woman, our Minister of Justice, who is sitting at the head of peace negotiations table couldn’t bring peace, then what exactly is this group’s message when they say, “women need to be sitting at the negotiating table”?

When they say women have no political say, are they implying that Tzipi Livni is not a woman?

Sometimes I think being a leftist simply means disconnecting yourself from inconvenient realities.

UPDATED: Arab Attacks Jerusalem Light Rail Guard – Get Taken Down [video]

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

CORRECTION: We initially reported this as two separate attacks. There was only one incident. There was some confusion as to the exact location from the different reports we received.

An Arab attacked a guard on the Jerusalem Light rail on Thursday morning, according to an 0404 News report.

The incident took place near Sha’ar Shechem (Damascus Gate) when an Arab tried to attack a Jerusalem Light Rail guard near the Old City.

Within seconds, the well-trained Jerusalem Light Rail guards had the man on the floor and handcuffed.

A Border Police patrol in the area then arrested the man.

The man who was arrested is reportedly supposed to be under house arrest for a separate security incident.

Video by Moti Struk / Tazpit News Agency

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/arab-attacks-jerusalem-light-rail-guard-gets-taken-down/2014/11/06/

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