Friday, November 21, 2014

Prime Minister Netanyahu

Netanyahu: “No discrimination against Israeli Arabs”

Friday, 21 November 2014 | In the wake of this week's terrorism slaughter of rabbis at prayer in their Jerusalem synagogue, Israelis are continuing everyday life. But tensions are high. Recent reports indicate that a record number of Israelis are buying guns. For their part, some Arabs here are said to be afraid of going to work for fear of coming under attack simply because of their ethnicity.

Jordanian flag

Jordanian Parliament Honors Jerusalem Terrorists

A day after the massacre of five Israelis at a Jerusalem synagogue, the Jordanian parliament agreed to a request on Wednesday [Nov. 19] by MP Khaled Hussein al-Atta to read a prayer from the Quran in memory of the two terrorists, Rassan and Uday Abu-Jamal.

Father Gabriel Naddaf

Nazareth Priest: In Israel, Christians Have Freedom

Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Nazareth-based Greek Orthodox Christian priest of Aramean background, has become a symbol and vocal witness of the situation for Christians in Israel, and how that differs from the way Christians are treated everywhere else in the Middle East.

Netiv HaAsara in relation to the Gaza strip

2,500-Year-Old Fortifications Found Near Israel–Gaza Border

Fortifications ranging back 2,500 years have been unearthed Wednesday [Nov. 19] by archeologists near Israel's border with Gaza. The structure, which was found together with arms, indicate the site was a fortified military barracks or community, and is dated back to fourth-century Persian Empire's war with Alexander the Great.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Security on the ground and in the air: an observation balloon

Jerusalem Heightens Security

A day after the deadly terror attack on the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood, residents of Jerusalem on Wednesday [Nov. 19] expressed their fear over the security situation. Guards were stationed at some kindergartens in the city and while others were locked from the inside. Staff members explained that they had been instructed to do so in meetings with municipal officials and security.

Entry to the synagogue where the attack occurred

Survivors Begin to Remember and Reflect

Master Sergeant Itzik Weizmann, from the Jerusalem District traffic police, was the first policeman on the scene of the deadly attack at the synagogue in Har Nof. On Wednesday [Nov. 19] he recounted the trying experience to his family.

Rivlin to Zidan Saif’s daughter “Your father was a hero.”

Israel’s Leaders Honor Slain Arab Druze Officer, Zidan Saif

Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Under cloudless skies and a setting, late-autumn sun, thirty-year-old Arab Druze officer, Police Master Sergeant Zidan Saif, was laid to rest yesterday afternoon. Saif, an Arab Israeli was a member of the religious Druze community. He died from wounds sustained while coming to the rescue of Ultra Orthodox Jews under attack in their synagogue two days ago—on Tuesday, 18 November.

An Israeli Reflects: “It’s Horrid and Inhuman”

I was nauseated three times today. Early Tuesday morning I received news—like the rest of Israel—within minutes of a particularly gruesome and bloody terror attack.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Israel’s Prime Minister

Netanyahu: “We are in a battle for Jerusalem, our eternal capital”

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Last night Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu held a special meeting with his security council. Afterward, he delivered this sober assessment to global media representative. This, in full, is what he said:

Jewish man praying near the synagogue after the massacre

IN CONTEXT: Israel’s Account of Synagogue Slaughter in Jerusalem

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Yesterday afternoon Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued this statement regarding the slaughter of rabbis at prayer in their synagogue in Jerusalem: