Shooting Attack in Jerusalem Kills Two Israelis

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10 Oct 2016
Shooting Attack in Jerusalem Kills Two Israelis
A terrorist stopped his car and opened fire on a crowd of people waiting at a train stop in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing one and wounding four others before being shot dead by two police officers who pursued him, but not before he had killed one officer and wounded the other. The dead were named as Adv.- St.-Sgt.-Maj. Yosef Kirma, 29, and Levana Malichi, 60. The shooting attack occurred at the Ammunition Hill train stop across the street from national police headquarters. A police spokeswoman said that police presence in the capital was already being ramped up in preparation for the fall holidays and that citizens should go about their normal routine, while also remaining vigilant.

“The people of Jerusalem are strong and well-versed in dealing with attacks like this,” Police Chief Insp.-Gen. Roni Alsheich told reporters. “They know how to return to normal.”

Ethiopian Aliyah Flight Greeted by ICEJ
The first batch of 63 new immigrants from Ethiopia arrived in Israel Sunday evening, landing at Ben Gurion Airport to be greeted by government representatives and staff members of the ICEJ headquarters, which raised funds to pay for and otherwise helped facilitate their flights. “You are playing a very important role,” Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharanksky told the ICEJ Video Team. “We are very grateful to our friends from the Christian Embassy.”

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Israel blesses the world
Researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev announced over the weekend that they, in cooperation with a team at the University of Southampton in the UK, have developed a new optical microchip which has many applications in improvements for existing bio-medical and optical-communication equipment.

“Our new chip could be the basis for a spectrometer at the bedside of every patient in every hospital. The materials we used – glass and light – are plentiful and cheap. Just a drop of a sample placed on one of the waveguides can be analyzed at the speed of light. In fact, a single piece of glass could analyze a number of materials simultaneously,” said BGU’s Dr. Alina Karabchevsky. “There are many new directions this work encourages us to explore – from fundamental breakthroughs in molecular harmonics excitation under evanescent radiation on a chip to actual devices such as spectrometers on a chip and doctor-in-your-pocket devices.”

Violent Weekend Kills Dozens in Turkey
Terrorist bombings and retaliatory action by Turkish security forces killed 33 people and wounded dozens of others in recent days. Oficials in Ankara blamed the Kurdish PKK faction for the attacks, which took place in several different cities all over the country.

NYT Editorial Suggests Strong UN Action Against Israel
The New York Times, one of the most influential media outlets in the world, devoted its Editorial last Thursday to urging US President Barak Obama to lead an effort at the upcoming meeting of the UN Security Council to impose harsh parameters on Israel for the establishment of a Palestinian State.  The Editorial specifically mentioned, with implied approval, that this would make things very difficult for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The best idea under discussion now would be to have the United Nations Security Council, in an official resolution, lay down guidelines for a peace agreement covering such issues as Israel’s security, the future of Jerusalem, the fate of Palestinian refugees and borders for both states,” the Editorial declared. “The most plausible pressure would come from Mr. Obama’s leading the Security Council to put its authority behind a resolution to support a two-state solution and offer the outlines of what that could be.That may seem like a bureaucratic response unlikely to change anything, but it is the kind of political pressure Mr. Netanyahu abhors and has been working assiduously to prevent.”

Israeli Athletes Win Medals in Riga
Three Israeli athletes won medals over the weekend and the taekwondo Riga Open in Latvia. The three athletes, all in the juniors competition, advanced to their respective medal rounds thanks to the refusal of athletes from Arab countries to appear for their appointed matches in the semi-final rounds.

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