zondag 3 juli 2016
Ik bezweer jullie om nooit te zwijgen, wanneer en waar ook maar menselijke wezens lijden en vernedering moeten ondergaan. We moeten altijd partij kiezen. Een neutrale opstelling zal alleen maar de verdrukker in de kaart spelen, nooit het slachtoffer helpen. Door het zwijgen er toe te doen zul je de verdrukkers aanmoedigen en nooit degenen die verdrukt worden.' ( Elie Wiesel)
May his memory be a blessing!
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace prize winner, dies aged 87
Holocaust-overlevende Elie Wiesel overleden
Elie Wiesel and the next Holocaust
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Friday night exploded outside a preschool in the border town of Sderot, causing damage to the property. There were no direct casualties in the attack.
An earlier rocket exploded in an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev region, causing no damage. The launches set off warning sirens throughout Sderot as well as other communities in the area.
Residents then reported hearing two loud explosions. Channel 2 News said several people in the vicinity of the Sderot impact site suffered from shock.
It was the first rocket attack reported in June. Earlier in the month Hamas test-fired dozens of short-range rockets in Gaza, with Israeli sources estimating that at least 30 projectiles were launched.
The Sderot preschool hit in a rocket strike from Gaza on July 1, 2016 (screen capture: YouTube)
Israel strikes Hamas terror targets after rocket hits kindergarten in Sderot
Hamas vuurt raket af op kleuterschool in Sderot
vrijdag 1 juli 2016
One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting attack at the Adorayim Junction south of Hevron in Judea.
The fatality has been identified as 40-year-old Michael "Micki" Marc from the nearby town of Otniel, who was traveling in his car with his family when it was targeted. His wife Chavi was seriously wounded in the attack, and was evacuated to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body.
Two other family members were also wounded in the attack. Paramedics say in addition to the mother of the family, they treated a 13-year-old girl in moderate-to-serious condition suffering from gunshot wounds to her upper body, and a 15-year-old boy who was lightly wounded, presumably from the crash.
According to initial reports, a "Kia" model car overtook the family as they drove along Route 60 and opened fire, striking both parents and causing the car to overturn. As many as 20 shots were fired at the car, investigators say.
The victims are a well-known family from the area, who live close to another family from Otniel struck by a deadly terrorist attack during the latest wave of Arab terror.
IDF forces responded quickly and are currently pursuing the terrorists who carried out the attack.
Gunned down in front of his wife and children: Michael Marc (Courtesy of the family)
donderdag 30 juni 2016
13 year old Hallel Yaffe Ariel was stabbed to death this morning by a Palestinian terrorist near Hebron, who broke into her home and stabbed her in her sleep.
Our hearts are broken as we mourn this tragic loss. May her memory be a blessing!
Murdered in her bed: Jewish teenage girl killed in terror attack
dinsdag 21 juni 2016
Dr. Irving Moskowitz, one of American Jewry's leading philanthropists, has passed away aged 88.
A passionate and lifelong support of Israel, Moskowitz, together with his wife Cherna, founded and led the Moskowitz Foundation in 1968, which supported countless initiatives in Israel and across the Jewish world. The couple also founded the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism, which awards leading Jewish figures for their activism on the part of the Jewish state and its people.
Dr. Moskowitz was a particularly ardent supporter of Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, aiding countless projects to reclaim Jewish land stolen by Arabs during the early twentieth century.
He is survived by his wife, Cherna, eight children and more than 40 grandchildren.
Born to Jewish immigrants from Poland, more than 100 of his relatives perished during the Holocaust.
Irving, the ninth of thirteen siblings, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he qualified as a doctor, and then moved to California to open a medical practice. After that, he moved to Miami Beach, Florida.
Apart from his immense support for the Jewish community and State of Israel, Irving Moskowitz founded several hospitals and donated generously to many humanitarian causes in the United States and elsewhere.
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