January 2018 Project: Special-Needs Israeli Children
Terrorists target children!
An Arab mob targeting Jewish hikers in Samaria
Islamic terrorists who cover their faces and hide in Mosques and other politically sensitive locations, target Israeli children─where ever they find them. We have read for years about the school bus, pizzeria, bus stop, shopping center and other attacks in the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria.
The latest and the most unthinkable attack took place in Samaria at the end of November. A group of twenty-five boys with two adults from Migdalim were on a planned hiking trip that was approved by the IDF. It was the boys’ private bar mitzvah trip. Suddenly, they saw dozens of Arab young men who began attacking the hikers with stones in a planned ambush.
An Arab mob targeting Jewish hikers in Samaria After a struggle, the hikers managed to run into a cave in an attempt to hide until the army arrives. When the Arab mob tried to force their way into the cave to lynch the boys, they were met with warning shots. The terrorist returned fire along with rocks. At the end, the army rescued the hikers and medics took care of the wounded hikers and terrorists as well. The group was hiking far from Arab villages, however, terror attacks happen everywhere and anytime. Children who have experienced an attack such as this need time to recover. For a few of them, the trauma is too much to overcome. As Israel has suffered from thousands of terror and rocket attacks, there are also hundreds of traumatized children. Join us to assist them and their families. Thank you so much!
The urgency of the hour
As Israel makes plans for the 70th State Anniversary in April 2018, news about an expected conflict or war from Lebanon or Syria fill the minds of many Israelis. According to reports, Hezbollah has stockpiled a massive quantity of 130,000 rockets in Lebanon which is more than the combined arsenal of all NATO countries─with the exception of the US. (more…)
Israel and illegal migrants
For small nations, like Israel, a large influx of illegal migrants is a major challenge. Speaking in November at the ceremony for the memory of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister Netanyahu referred to the question by saying, “The fence that we built not far from the Egyptian border has completely stopped the waves of illegal infiltrators into our country and to the Negev. We are determined to remove those who entered here illegally.” In the coming months, Israel will deport 40,000 African migrants and close the main migrant detention center. Israel’s High Court of Justice has approved migrant deportation to an unnamed third country. (Times of Israel) (more…)
The revival of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995
On December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump made history as the first US president to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israel had declared Jerusalem as the nation’s capital on January 23, 1950. Israel’s First Knesset had proclaimed that “Jerusalem was, and had always been, the capital of Israel.” Most of the world’s nations did not accept Israel to choose their own capital, therefore the few embassies already located in Jerusalem moved to Tel Aviv. The US Consulate is located in Jerusalem, but the Embassy has always been in Tel Aviv. (more…)