Just as David’s enemies did (Psalm 41:6), Israel’s enemies desperately want for Israelis and Jews around the world to die and their names to be forgotten. Christians United for Israel and supporters of Israel around the globe are dedicated to ensuring that Israel and the Jewish people are able to live and prosper in peace and security and that those cruelly taken by terrorism are honored and remembered. Join us in reading and sharing these articles to do our part in informing the world of the righteousness of Israel’s cause in her fight against the senseless evil of terrorism. Thankfully, as you will see below, even Germany’s intelligence chief and Walter Russell Mead have recognized that Israel’s response to terror is one that Germany and the rest of the world should employ.
Hadar Is the 21st to Be Murdered since October 1
Murder of Hadar Buchris, 21, brings the total of murders since start of current terror surge to 21. Another 192 were injured, 20 seriously.
By Kobi Finkler
The stabbing murder of Hadar Buchris Hy”d, 21, brings to 21 the total of murders since the start of the current Arab terror surge, when Naama and Eitam Henkin Hy”d were murdered in Samaria on October 1.
The total number of casualties evacuated to hospitals by Magen David Adom during this period is 213.
The shooting murder of the Henkins – which took place as their children watched – was followed by the stabbing murders of Rabbi Nehemia Lavi and Aharon Bennet Hy”d, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Next to be murdered by Arab terrorists were Haim Haviv, Alon Govberg and Richard Lakin Hy”d, who were shot and stabbed inside a bus at Armon Hanatziv, in southern Jerusalem.
Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky Hy”d was murdered in a car ramming attack on Malchei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem. Sgt. Omri Levy Hy”d, of Sdei Hemed, was shot to death in the Be’er Sheva Central Bus Station, and an Eritrean national was also mistakenly killed in the confusion of the attack.
Avraham Asher Hasno Hy”d was run over deliberately on Highway 60, near Kiryat Arba, and Border Policeman St.-Sgt. Binyamin Yaakobovich Hy”d was run over at the Hahoul Junction and died of his wounds.
Rabbi Yaakov Litman Hy”d and his son Netanel Hy”d were murdered in a shooting ambush near Otniel. Reuven Aviram and Aharon Yisayev Hy”d were murdered in a stabbing attack in the Panorama Building in Tel Aviv. Yaakov Don, Ezra Schwartz and an Arab, Shadi Arfa, were murdered in a shooting attack near Elon Moreh and Hadar Buchris was murdered today.
A total of 192 people were injured in car ramming, stabbing and shooting attacks. Of these, 20 were seriously injured, five suffered moderate to serious wounds, 28 were moderately injured, one was classified as having light-to-moderate wounds and 138 endured light wounds.
In addition, MDA teams have treated 82 emotional shock victims. View the article at Arutz Sheva.
Hundreds Turn Out to Pay Last Tribute to Slain US Teen
Ezra Schwartz, killed in a terror attack on Thursday, flown to Boston for his funeral; ‘He had a wonderful life,’ father says
By Times of Israel Staff
Several hundred people were on hand at the Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv to say goodbye to Ezra Schwartz, 18, before his body was loaded on to a plane to be flown back to his native Sharon, Massachusetts. Schwartz was one of three people killed Thursday when a Palestinian man opened fire at vehicles outside the settlement of Alon Shvut, just south of Jerusalem.
Among the mourners, who prayed and sang the Israeli national anthem, “Hatikva,” at the airport were dozens of his fellow students at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh, where Schwartz was spending his post-high school gap year.
He and a group of students were delivering food parcels to Israeli soldiers in the area when the terrorist opened fire. The attacker also killed Ya’akov Don, 51, a teacher from nearby Alon Svhut and Shadi Arfah, a 24-year-old Palestinian from Hebron, before he ran out of ammunition and was arrested.
During the ceremony, a letter was read from Schwartz’s father, Ari.
“I cannot help but be happy for Ezra,” he wrote. “We know that he is okay right now and that gives us peace.”
The letter continued, “We have no regrets. I am happy for him because of all the places he went and all the people he was able to touch. Some people live long lives but have unfortunate circumstances that make life hard. Ezra had a wonderful life and he died a happy person, and that is more important than anything else.” Read the rest at the Times of Israel.
German Intelligence Chief: We Should Respond To Terror As Israel Does
The Tower.com Staff
After a soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands was cancelled on Tuesday due to a bomb threat, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said that his country should respond to terror like Israel does, Ynet reported on Wednesday.
Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, observed in an interview on German television that Israel does not cancel public events in the face of terror threats.
Maassen said Germany must not surrender to ISIS’s terrorism. He noted that in Israel, soccer matches and concerts go on despite threats of terrorism….
Massen told German television that if ISIS will attack Germany if it can, and that’s his agency’s main concern, but that Germany has to avoid cancelling large public events in the face of these concerns. He said that a very serious tip that German intelligence received caused the cancellation of the match on Tuesday. He did not reveal what that tip was or comment on the reports that said it came from France.
Bard College professor Walter Russell Mead made a similar point in The American Interest, writing that in the aftermath of last week’s terror attacks in Paris, Israel needs to serve as a model for the West:
To survive and to thrive, the West will have to become more like Israel: guarding ourselves constantly against a threat that can’t be eliminated. The terrorists will continually try to develop new tactics to get around our security measures, and our security forces will have to find countermeasures against new and shifting terror attacks. Life in the West will be marked by periodic episodes of violence, which will be followed by security increases—but life will still go on.
Grave dangers remain. The terrorists are still on the hunt for WMD. Chemical weapons are being used in Syria; the jihad knows no scruples when it comes to their use. The dirty bomb, the chemical attack, the poisoning of reservoirs: These dangers grow over time.
But for now, Paris simply reminds us that, like the Israelis, we live in a dangerous world. The peace and security of the western world, our ability to enjoy the amusements and the diversions of the greatest and most beautiful cities the world has ever known, all depend on the vigilance of our security forces and the competence of their leaders. Read the rest at The Tower.