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Live Updates:
Terror in Israel

(Photo: IDF)

(Photo: IDF)

November 27, 2015 – 3:36 p.m.

Border Police officer stabbed in Nahariya

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November 27, 2015 – 5:42 a.m

Eight IDF soldiers wounded in two vehicular attacks

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November 25, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
A 20-year-old Israeli man was seriously injured in a terrorist stabbing in Hebron.
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November 24, 2015 – 7:30 a.m.
Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli Border Police officer were wounded in a terrorist car-ramming attack in the West Bank
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November 23, 2015 – 7:00 a.m.
Two young Israelis – a 20-year-old IDF soldier and a 21-year-old woman – were killed in terrorist stabbings over the last 24 hours.
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November 19, 2015 – 9:00 a.m.
Three have been killed and many more have been injured in a two-pronged shooting and car-ramming attack in Gush Etzion in the West Bank.
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November 19, 2015 – 7:30 a.m.
Two Israelis were killed and two more were wounded in a stabbing attack while they prayed in Tel Aviv.
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Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 9:09 AM  | Stand For Israel

Israeli Seriously Wounded in Stabbing Attack

(Photo: Shaare Zedek Medical Center)

(Photo: Shaare Zedek Medical Center)

This week, Israel has buried two of its young people, both of them killed in terrorist stabbing attacks. Today, Israel Hayom reports that yet another Israeli was seriously injured in yet another stabbing:

A 20-year-old Israeli man was seriously wounded on Wednesday morning near Hebron when he was stabbed in the upper body by a Palestinian terrorist.

The terrorist was shot and wounded by security forces at the scene of the attack…

The area has been the scene of almost daily Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israelis in recent weeks.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 9:07 AM  | Stand for Israel

Homeland Security Asks Jewish Agencies to Institute Security

(Photo: DHS)

(Photo: DHS)

While the whole world is now a target for terrorists, the Jewish people still remain especially at risk. In the wake of the Paris attacks, JTA reports, the Department of Homeland Security has called for Jewish agencies to initiate greater security:

“If they have not developed security management plans, they need to get those plans,” Goldenberg told JTA. “We’re asking Jewish agencies to institutionalize security as a part of the culture…”

Mayorkas explained how even when a primary target is not Jewish, the attackers may seek out Jewish targets in a secondary attack. He noted the attacks in Paris in January, where a satirical magazine that had mocked Islam was the first target; subsequently, attackers targeted a kosher supermarket.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 9:01 AM  | Stand for Israel

Beating the Islamist Death Cult

(Photo: screenshot)

(Photo: screenshot)

Israel is under the greatest threat in many years, facing the constant terrorist attacks being carried out against her people. To beat the terrorists, writes The Times of Israel’s David Horovitz, will not only entail physically defeating them, but by exposing radical Islam for what it is:

The national mood is grim. The fear of attack is relentless…

When people come at you with a gun or a knife or scissors or bombs or their car, you had better stop them first. Ideally, you’ll identify and thwart them before they set out. The fight needs to be physically taken to the enemy. But it also needs to be waged educationally — in the schools and the mosques and online. The advocates and apologists must be afforded no tolerance.

We’ll not beat the many-headed Islamist terror monster until that ostensible religious imperative is shattered — until radical Islam, that is, is exposed, marginalized and ultimately defeated as the murderous death cult it is.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 8:30 AM  | Stand for Israel

Argentine President Vows to Scrap Iran Deal for Bomb Probe

(Photo: wikicommons/Inés Tanoira)

(Photo: wikicommons/Inés Tanoira)

The 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center has long been suspected to be the work of Iran. Now, Forward reports, Argentina’s new president will cancel an agreement to jointly probe the bombing with Iran:

The newly elected president of Argentina said he will cancel the agreement signed with Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, as he vowed during the campaign…

The agreement has been criticized by Israel and Argentina’s Jews, among others. Iran has been accused of being behind the AMIA bombing, which killed 85 and injured hundreds.

Macri has a recent history of close relations with Argentine Jewry and Israel.

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 8:01 AM  | Stand for Israel

Kerry to Rivlin: We Are Outraged at This Kind of Violence

(Photo: twitter/PresidentRuvi)

(Photo: twitter/PresidentRuvi)

Earlier today, we reported on Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with PM Netanyahu. Later, Kerry met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Arutz Sheva reports, and expressed outrage at the terrorist violence the Jewish state is facing:

“This is a difficult time, we all know that. When citizens can be murdered, like Ezra Schwartz, my citizen from Massachusetts, who was on a mission here to learn and to share. And when as the citizens can be gunned down, like a soldier yesterday, and in the marketplace in Jerusalem. This is a challenge to all civilized people. We all have a responsibility to condemn that violence, to make it clear that you no frustration, no politics, no ideology, no emotion, justifies taking innocent lives.”

He added, “I stand here with you to express our outrage at this kind of violence, to condemn this violence, and to make it clear that Israel not only has a right to defend itself, but has an obligation to do so. The United States will continue to stand with Israel in support of your desire to live in peace and stability, without that violence.”

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 2:31 PM  | Stand for Israel

Speaker at Palestinian Funeral Says “Count the Jews, Kill Them to the Last One”

In a jarring video, The Times of Israel reports that a speaker at the funeral of two terrorists who fired on IDF soldiers called for Allah to “Count the Jews, kill them to the last one”:

A speaker at a funeral of two Palestinians broadcast live on official Palestinian Authority TV called on Allah to “do justice to the oppressed against the oppressors, and give them victory over the tyrants, O Master of the Universe. Strike the Jews, count them and kill them to the last one, and don’t leave even one.”

The funeral, on Monday a week ago, was held for Laith Manasrah and Abu Al-Aish. They were shot and killed by IDF soldiers when the military came to demolish the home of terrorist Muhammad Abu Shaheen, 30, who murdered 25-year-old Israeli Danny Gonen on June 19, 2015.

According to the IDF, Manasrah and Al-Aish fired at Israeli soldiers.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 10:19 AM  | Stand for Israel

US Christians Help Protect Jerusalem Against Terror

(Photo: Magen David Adom)

(Photo: Magen David Adom)

As two more young Jewish people have been killed in stabbing attacks over the past 24 hours, Israel is again in mourning. But Arutz Sheva reports that IFCJ and its donors are showing the Jewish state that there are those who stand with them in love and care:

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), led by President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Jerusalem, Border Police, and local social-service groups counter the ongoing terror wave against Israel.

The $600,000 funded from Christians across North America will be used to purchase security equipment and other means of support for those fighting in the front line against terror.

Days after the latest terror wave began, The Fellowship became the first organization to offer financial aid to terror victims…

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 10:10 AM  | Stand for Israel

Two Young Israelis Killed in Terrorist Attacks

(Photo: Magen David Adom)

(Photo: Magen David Adom)

A terrorist attack at a West Bank gas station has left the second young Israeli dead in as many days. The Times of Israel reports that Ziv Mizrahi, a 20-year-old IDF soldier, was killed by a terrorist in an attack that left two more wounded:

The man who was stabbed and killed on Route 443 earlier today was an IDF soldier, the army cleared for publication. He was named as Ziv Mizrahi, from Givat Ze’ev, a community north of Jerusalem.

A woman wounded in a stabbing — in a separate incident today — was identified as an IDF officer.

This attack comes just a day after a 21-year-old young woman was stabbed and killed in a terrorist attack on Sunday:

Hadar Buchris, 21, murdered in a stabbing attack at the West Bank’s Gush Etzion Junction on Sunday, was a student at the Zohar College for Women in the settlement of Bat Ayin…

“Hadar was a fantastic, bright girl. She was always a source of good energy for the whole group,” Ayala Eretz Hazvi, Hadar’s theater teacher from her school in the Golan Heights, told the Ynet news site.

Buchris was administered emergency treatment at the scene of the terror attack before ambulances evacuated her to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in nearby Jerusalem, where she was pronounced dead.

We pray for the loved ones of these two young people. May their memories be a blessing.

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 10:01 AM  | Stand for Israel

Two More Terror Attacks Thwarted

(Photo: flickr/ygurvitz)

(Photo: flickr/ygurvitz)

As Israel prepares for Shabbat and mourns the five lives lost in yesterday’s terror attacks, two more attacks were thwarted by the brave men and women of its Border Police. The Times of Israel reports that terrorists in East Jerusalem and Hebron were stopped before they could inflict any casualties:

At a checkpoint close to the East Jerusalem village of Abu Dis, the driver of a car tried to run over a policeman, the Hebrew-language Walla website reported. The policeman’s comrades opened fire on the driver, who managed to flee the scene.

The policeman escaped with minor leg injuries. He was treated at the scene prior to evacuation to hospital.

A short time earlier, police operating in the West Bank arrested a Palestinian teenager suspected of planning to carry out a stabbing attack.

The 15-year-old Palestinian was detained at a Border Police post next to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, after his actions raised the suspicions of the officers there…

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Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 12:07 PM  | Stand for Israel