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UPDATE: Terror Attack Kills 7 Israeli Tourists In Bulgaria

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

As news of the passing of Torah sage and leader of Lithuanian Jewry Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv cast a pale of sorrow over Israel, breaking news of a suicide bombing attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria sent shock waves across the country.

Seven Israelis were reported killed and 30 injured when an explosion blew up an Israeli tourist bus and caught two adjacent buses on fire at the Burgas airport on Wednesday, also the 18th anniversary of the Iran-sponsored attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Reports state that among the injured are at least 2 pregnant women and an 11 year old child.  Six of the deceased were pronounced dead at the scene, and one died in hospital. At least two of the 27 injured are reported to be in serious condition.

The explosion occurred while the bus was still in the terminal, after the group arrived in country at 4:45pm.. Burgas, located on the Black Sea Coast, is a popular tourist spot for Israelis.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement in which he charged Iran with conducting the attack and warned the regime that Israel would respond forcefully.

“All the signs lead to Iran. Only in the past few months we have seen Iranian attempts to attack Israelis in Thailand, India, Georgia, Kenya, Cyprus and other places,” Prime Minister Netanyahu said.

“This is an Iranian terror campaign that is spreading throughout the world,” Netanyahu said. “Israel will react powerfully against Iranian terror,”

Despite fierce political mudslinging in the wake of the angry withdrawal of the Kadima party from the coalition because of rancor over Haredi service in the IDF, politicians across the spectrum united to condemn the murders.  Opposition leader Shelly Yechimovich said “there is no doubt that instability in the region is spawned by Iran aiming expressly for Israelis and Jews throughout the world,” expressed her condolences to the families of the terror victims, and expressed her confidence in Israeli security forces.

ZAKA and Magen David Adom rescue services have already begun making their way to Bulgaria and will attempt to evacuate some of the wounded for treatment in Israel.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman called for an immediate meeting at the Foreign Ministry’s situation room.  The Israeli embassy in Bulgaria is investigating the explosion.  Initial reports indicated that a suicide bomber boarded the bus and detonated himself.  Follow-up reports suggested that a bomb may have been planted in the luggage compartment of the bus and detonated by remote control.

In January, Israel requested additional security for citizens traveling in the country after a suspicious package was found on a bus carrying Israeli tourists from Turkey to Bulgaria.

Israel has also expressed concern that Hizbullah would target Israelis overseas in connection with the assassination of Hizbullah commander Imag Mughniyeh, which Hizbullah suspects was conducted by the Mossad.

In the meantime, Hizbullah has denied any connection to the attack.  No organization has claimed responsibility.

Channel 1 quoted Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov as calling the explosion a terrorist attack.

Jewish Press Staff

Rabbi Elyashiv, 102, Passed Away

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv passed away early Wednesday evening. His funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 10 PM Israel time, as is the custom in Jerusalem. (Update: Police estimate over 300,000 people participated in the funeral procession).

Since the early afternoon, Israel time, Rabbi Elyashiv’s condition was unstable and his blood pressure erratic. According to a report, his breathing was shallow, and he was anesthetized and ventilated.

Family members were called to stay at his bedside.

The doctors told the family that only prayers could help the situation.

Rabbi Elyashiv was the leader of the Lithuanian-Haredi community in Israel and the diaspora , and many Ashkenazi Jews regarded him as the posek ha-dor, the contemporary leading authority on Jewish law.

Jewish Press Staff

Voting in US Elections and Knesset Update

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

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Jewish Press Columnist Yishai Fleisher is joined by Knesset-insider Jeremy Man Saltan.  They begin by discussing a bill that was recently presented that requires those that are evacuated by the Israeli government to be moved into finished homes that are ready for those that are evacuated and then move on to talk about the Levy Commission Report.  Yishai and Man Saltan talk about the potential of the ultra-orthodox serving in the Israel Defense Forces and at 18:45 they shift gears to present a talk, attended by Yishai, to American-born Israelis to why they should vote in the upcoming American elections which features former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.

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Moshe Herman

UPDATE: New Motion: Presbyterian BDS Vote to be Reconsidered – Failed Again

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Update #2: Motion to reconsider – Failed

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Update #1: A motion to reconsider the BDS divestment from Israel vote has been made and seconded at the Presbyterian General Assembly.

Now it only needs a simple majority.

Jewish Press News Briefs

UPDATE: Rav Elyshiv’s Condition Deteriorates

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

The condition of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is deteriorating as doctors struggle to keep him alive.

Elyashiv, who had been in critical but stable condition since last week, took a turn for the worst after undergoing procedures Sunday to remove mechanical breathing devices.

Diagnosed with pulmonary edema, Rabbi Elyashiv’s appears to have pneumonia, complicating attempts to allow him to breathe independently.

The 101-year-old Torah sage and Ultra-Orthodox community leader is being cared for at Jerusalem’s Sha’arei Tzedek Medical Center.

Jewish Press Staff

UPDATE: Rav Elyashiv’s Condition Stabilizes

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv is in critical but stable condition.

His doctors informed MK Moshe Gafni that Elyashiv’s condition has improved but is still critical.

Jewish Press Staff

UPDATE: Rav Elyashiv in Critical Condition

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv condition has deteriorated again, and he is currently in critical condition.

Elyashiv is on a respirator. He has been resuscitated four times, and is currently undergoing CPR.

The area in the hospital in which he is located has been cleared and the doors locked.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called MK Moshe Gafni and said the country is praying for the health of “the greatest rabbinical sage of his generation.”

Jewish Press Staff

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