Thousands of Jews in the metropolitan area participated in hastily prepared programs Tuesday evening to memorialize the three Israeli teenagers who were buried earlier in the day.
More than 700 people filled The Jewish Center on the Upper West Side and an estimated 500 more stood outside as a series of dignitaries – state and city political officials, communal leaders and clergy – expressed their anguish and anger over the murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gilad Shaar.
It appears the marriage between the two leading Palestinian factions may be on the rocks even before it had a chance to be consummated.
Behind the break-up is the Palestinian Authority’s condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, believed to be the work of Hamas, and the cooperation of PA and Israeli security forces in the search for the boys.
The United States government “strongly” condemned the bombing of a bus near Tel Aviv.
“Violent acts targeting civilians are deplorable,” read the State Department statement late Sunday night, hours after the bus exploded in the coastal city of Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. The bus had originated in Bnei Brak.
A victim takes on candidate's assumption at young Jewish leaders' forum.
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After telling a crowd of young Jewish leaders that they are statistically unlikely to ever be victims of a terror attack, and that the government uses terrorism "to scare people," former congressman Anthony Weiner was in for a surprise Wednesday night.
Sarri Singer, founder of the victims' support group Strength To Strength, begged to differ.