After an attempt on the life of Rabbi Yehuda Glick, Founder of The Temple Mount Faithful and LIBA organizations, last night outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, the attempted murderer was eliminated Thursday morning.
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The Obama administration's anger, public condemnation and displeasure over Israel's building policies in the settlement blocs and Jerusalem, and the Netanyahu government's open expression of contempt for Obama's understanding of the Middle East, indicate that profound changes in the relationship may be coming.
At a meeting with a local school official, we were asked to donate some goods to the school for their 30% underprivileged school kids.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for a special meeting of the Security Council demanding international intervention to investigate "Israeli attacks" in Jerusalem as well as "attacks" by "Jewish settlers" on the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Palestinians want a ban on Israeli building beyond the "Green Line" including in Eastern Jerusalem. In response Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "We have every right to build in Jerusalem."
Arab riots and attacks on Jews and Jewish property have been on the rise in Jerusalem for months. Local police are just now starting to really crack down on the violence. And so, naturally, the Palestinian Authority is choosing this time to blame the entire situation on Israel.
Amos Oz, the perpetual candidate for Nobel Prize in literature, is a kind of oracle among the Israeli Left-wing constituency while some Right-wing people see him as a sort of collaborator aiding the Palestinians in their war against the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
In the mainly Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, heavy rioting broke out again in the early hours of Sunday. Masked rioters threw stones and firebombs, blocked roads and set fire to trash cans. Attacks were perpetrated against the light rail tram once again. The rioting comes on the backdrop of a 14-year-old Palestinian shot and killed north of Ramallah. According to an army spokesman he was involved in rioting and was shot when he threw a fire-bomb at Israeli security forces on the main trans-Samaria highway.