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Palestinian 13-year-old Attempts to Stab Civilian

January 25, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Palestinian teenager tried to stab a security guard at the entrance to a West Bank settlement on Saturday morning, and was shot dead. The girl, 13, approached the entrance to Anatot, near Jerusalem, brandishing a knife, and attempted to stab the guard as he went to speak to her. There

NCSY Honors Alumni Serving as Lone Soldiers

January 21, 2016, by

They may have been lone soldiers, but they were anything but alone. Once an NCSYer, always an NCSYer. Nearly 80 NCSY alumni who are currently serving in the IDF or in Shearut Le’umi (National Service) gathered last motzei Shabbat for an appreciation dinner at Papagaio thrown by the NCSY’s Alumni division. NCSY is the international

Teaching My Son with Asperger’s Syndrome to Forgive Himself

January 20, 2016, by

It is Shabbat afternoon and my son, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, kicks our bedroom door until it breaks. We are all trapped in the bedroom— my husband and me, our son and our dog. My son screams that he wants to die and that we can’t possibly love him. When he discovers

Teen Palestinian Arrested for Murder of Dafna Meir

January 19, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: A Palestinian minor suspected of stabbing and killing mother-of-six Dafna Meir at her home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel on Sunday evening was caught overnight Monday, security forces said. The suspect was arrested following “extensive operational and intelligence efforts” on the part of the IDF and the Shin

Dafna Meir, Mother of Six, Murdered in Otniel

January 18, 2016, by

From The Jerusalem Post: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed Dafna Meir, 38, to death in front of her teenage daughter inside their home in the West Bank settlement of Otniel Sunday evening. The attacker then fled the scene in the South Hebron Hills and remained at large. “An army force is pursuing the terrorist,” the IDF

Tel Aviv Gunman Killed in Northern Israel

January 8, 2016, by

From the Times of Israel: Nashat Milhem, the gunman who killed three Israelis last week in Tel Aviv, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in northern Israel on Friday afternoon. He was located in his hometown Arara area. Initial reports said he had been “neutralized.” It was later confirmed that he had been killed.

Two Dead in Tel Aviv Shooting

January 1, 2016, by

From Ynet: Two people were shot dead and six others wounded in a shooting at a crowded pub on 130 Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon. It is currently unclear as to whether the motive for the shooting was nationalistic or criminal.  One of the individuals killed was named as Alon Bakal, 26.

Family of Ezra Schwartz Visit Site Where He Was Killed

December 29, 2015, by

From the JTA: The parents and four siblings of Ezra Schwartz visited the West Bank spot where the American yeshiva student was killed by a Palestinian terrorist. On Sunday, Ruth and Ari Schwartz of Sharon, Massachusetts, and their children saw the traffic junction in Gush Etzion where the minivan in which Ezra, 18, and several

What It Means to Be Israeli

December 24, 2015, by

You wanted a certain kind of life so you moved to another part of the world. This is the life you chose. Before you moved here, it was impossible to understand what that meant. It was impossible to understand how you would be tested. Perhaps you felt your choice was a personal choice; perhaps a

Two Israelis Die in Stabbing Attack by Jaffa Gate

December 23, 2015, by

The JTA has the story: Two Israelis injured in a stabbing attack at the Jaffa Gate to Jerusalem’s Old City died from their wounds. The two died in Jerusalem hospitals Wednesday night, the Times of Israel reported. Their deaths brought to 24 the Israeli death toll in the surge of violence that began in October. One hundred

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