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Seeach Sod Plans Special Needs Educational Facility in Jerusalem

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Seeach Sod, one of Israel’s leading educational centers for special needs and physically challenged children and adults, is bursting at the seams, as more and more parents all over metro Jerusalem seek to enroll their children in the organization’s renowned programs.

Much to their chagrin, the dwindling space in Seeach...

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Israel’s Danon to U.N.: Hezbollah Transforming Lebanon Into ‘Terror Stronghold’

(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Tuesday spoke during a special meeting at the United Nations Security Council marking the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Second Lebanon War between Israel and the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.

During his speech, Danon presented an aerial photograph to the Security Council of the Lebanese village of Shaqra, which he said has been transformed into a “terrorist stronghold.”

“The village of Shaqra has been turned into a Hezbollah stronghold with one out of three buildings used for terror activities including rocket...

Flatow Asks Democrats to Take a Stand on Palestinian Terrorism

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Over the past 50 years, more than 140 American citizens have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists. However, not a single terrorist has been transferred to the United States to face prosecution and, in fact, many are harbored and even honored by the Palestinian Authority. Stephen Flatow is out to change that.

Taking the opportunity of the Democratic Party’s national convention later this month, Flatow seeks to bring this issue to the forefront. He is working to encourage the Democratic Party Resolutions Committee to formally request that these terrorists be brought to the United States for prosecution. Flatow, past chair of the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation...

Grisly Terror Attacks Claim Rabbi Michael ‘Miki’ Mark, 13-Year-Old Hallel Yaffa Ariel

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(Yaakov Ort/Chabad.org and combined sources) Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark, the principal of a yeshiva in Otniel, Israel, was killed—and his wife and two of their children injured—in a drive-by terrorist attack just south of Hebron.

According to initial reports, the family’s car was overtaken by terrorists in another vehicle who shot the man and his wife, causing their car to overturn. Chana Mark was seriously injured in the attack and was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body. Two of their 10 children were also wounded, one moderately and the other lightly. A reported 4,000 attended the funeral.

The attack came...

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Holocaust Survivor, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Dies at 87

(JNS.org) Holocaust survivor, author, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel died at the age of 87, his son Elisha Wiesel said Saturday. Wiesel, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, is well-known for “Night,” the book that tells the story of his family’s experience during the Holocaust. The book became the first work in a trilogy along with “Dawn” and “Day.” Wiesel wrote more than 40 other works of fiction and nonfiction.

The Romanian-born Wiesel, who was 15 when he was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944, was also known for his work trying to discover the location of Nazi...

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