Israel’s Memorial Day | Letter to Neturei Karta | Remembering Yehoshua Friedberg | Last Jew of Peki’in | Am Yisrael Chai on the Temple Mount

Israel’s Memorial Day | Letter to Neturei Karta | Remembering Yehoshua Friedberg | Last Jew of Peki’in | Am Yisrael Chai on the Temple Mount | – April 17, 2018

 

April 17, 2018 / 2 Iyyar 5778
Yom Hazikaron
Cartoons

Everyone is Preparing for Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Yom Hazikaron

Yehoshua Friedberg – 25 Years of a Nightmare Called Yesterday

Ari Fuld
When the siren screams, I close my eyes and I can clearly see Yehoshua’s body, lifeless! 25 years might have gone by but the wound is fresh and it is a nightmare that never ends.

Israel Pauses, Bows Collective Head as Memorial Day Siren Sounds

TPS / Tazpit News Agency
Israel ushered in Memorial Day Tuesday with a minute-long siren in tribute to 23,645 soldiers and civilians who have fallen in the country’s wars and terror attacks.

Memorial Day: 71 Soldiers, 12 Civilians Fell This Year

TPS / Tazpit News Agency
The number of soldiers that have fallen in the line of duty since the first days of Zionist activity in Israel in 1860 stands at 23,645, according to figures released by the Ministry of Defense.

Yom Haatzmaut
Last Jew of Peki’in to Light Israel’s 70th Independence Day Torch

TPS / Tazpit News Agency
Margalit Zinati never married because it would have meant leaving Peki’in, and abandoning the town’s ancient synagogue, which features a limestone column engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions dating to the Roman period.

Police to Close 340,000 Files in 70th Anniversary Amnesty

TPS / Tazpit News Agency
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the move would be a “big step for citizens who have been investigated for crimes. It will remove the stain of their past.

IDF Imposing Closure on Judea, Samaria, through Independence Day

David Israel
Opening of the Gaza crossings and lifting of the closure in Judea and Samaria will take place on Thursday at midnight, depending on an assessment of the security situation.

Headlines & Recommended
Must Read
Court: Jews Allowed to Cry ‘Am Yisrael Chai’ on Temple Mount

David Israel
One thing is clear – the next group of Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount must send us the video of their proud A cappella of Reb Shlomo Carlebach’s classic…

Fascinating
Letter Across Time to Late Neturei Karta Leader from his Pro-Zionist Nephew

JNi.Media
„You will be surprised to hear who is the greatest proponent of the Torah in the world: the Zionist regime. Every year the Israeli government invests billions of shekels in the Torah world.”

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The Yishai Fleisher Show

Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee
Malkah Fleisher joins Yishai to talk about the bad guys of the past and present. Then, Yishai visits Rabbi Mois Navon to search for the elusive Tekhelet snail. Finally, the words of Mike Bernath, Auschwitz survivor and heroic partisan, who passed away this year.

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News

High Court Overturns Liberman’s Decision to Block Terrorists’ Families from Joint Memorial Service
The ceremony has been held for 13 years, and in the past 11 years Arabs have been allowed entry to participate.
Adelsons Donate $70 Million to Birthright Israel
A 2013 study showed that one out of every four Birthright participants marries another Birthright participant.
Netanyahu: Terrorists Can ‘Smell Weakness’ As Well As Strength
„No continent, no country is safe from terrorism. We must stand against them together, to build a solid wall of the civilized world against the flood of radicalism.”
Israel Defense Forces on High Alert, Preparing for Iranian Direct Retaliation
Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani this week issued a direct threat to Israel from Damascus after arriving for a briefing on the T-4 air strike.
Report: F-35s Will Take Down ICBMsby 2025
„Very simply, what we’re trying to do is shoot [AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs)] off F-35s in the first 300 seconds that it takes a missile to go up in the air.”
Knesset Committee Hotly Debates Ties with Populist Austrian Coalition Party
Austrian Ambassador to Israel Martin Weiss told the committee that the current Austrian government is the friendliest towards Israel since he began his diplomatic career in 1990.
TeAMS Introduces Affiliate Beit Medrash Program for Observant Medical Students
The Technion’s American Medical School (TeAMS) announces the launch of an affiliate Medical Beit Medrash program.
The Technion

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InDepth

Defiance

David Weinberg
Nobody in the world has the right to criticize Israel’s defensive actions on the Gaza border, even if Israel had used significant force against the Hamas mobs – which it didn’t

Three Ways that Obama Caused the Syrian Disaster

Daniel Greenfield
Syria is just the culmination of a series of bad decisions guided by a single disastrous philosophy.

INTO THE FRAY: Syria-Reaping Storm Obama Sowed

Dr. Martin Sherman
If surrendering US primacy in the region to Russia was the result of US passivity and inaction, the intrusion of Iran into Syria can very definitely be attributed to ill-conceived, active American policy.

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Blogs

Yehoshua Friedberg – 25 Years of a Nightmare Called Yesterday
Headline
Ari Fuld
When the siren screams, I close my eyes and I can clearly see Yehoshua’s body, lifeless! 25 years might have gone by but the wound is fresh and it is a nightmare that never ends.
Shiloh Musings: Lesson in “Middot,” Poper Manners, 2 Bus Stories
Shiloh Musings
Batya Medad
Traveling on public transportation here in Israel is a great barometer of the state of our society. I see some fantastic good most of the time
Day and Night Intermingled
Guest Blog
Rabbi Alan Haber
The sharp transition caused by the observance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) followed in immediate succession by Yom HaAtzmaut is very difficult emotionally, and also deeply profound.

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