Naftali Fraenkel

Boys’ Murders Test Idea Of Unity

A year after the deaths, uncomfortable questions about Israel’s divisions.

06/23/2015 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

A  year ago, at a shallow grave in the West Bank, stone-cold reality set in. There, the corpses of three young men were found, and the “Bring Back Our Boys” campaign had reached the end of the road. They were coming home. But not as we wanted.

A “Bring Back Our Boys” poster: Did their kidnapping and murder really unify Israel? Getty Images

Ringleader In Killings Of 3 Israeli Teens Sentenced To 3 Life Terms

01/05/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — The leader of the terrorist cell who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers in June was sentenced to three life sentences.

Israeli Teens’ Suspected Abductors Killed In Firefight With IDF

09/22/2014 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them.

Outpouring Of Anger And Anguish

At memorial services here for slain teens.

07/01/2014 - 20:00

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.

At Teens’ Funeral, Personal Grief And National Solidarity Merge

07/01/2014 - 20:00

Modiin, Israel — They were their mothers’ sons. They were all of our sons. They were dear boys. They were martyrs for Israel. They were funny, clever, creative. They are the messengers of the Jewish people in heaven.

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