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A Terrorist’s Teenage Target

Original source: Article published in The New York Times - by Tanya Weiz The author on a stretcher after being injured in the suicide bombing at a Tel Aviv nightclub in 2001. Credit: Havakuk Levison/Reuters I was 17 when the bombing happened — just a few years older than many of the kids murdered this Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. It was June 1, 2001, and I decided to go out to the Dolphinarium, a disco on the beach in Tel Aviv, with three of [...]

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Israel’s diverse Arabic speakers bond as victims of Arab terror

Original source: Article published in The Times of Israel - by Dov Lieber In a get-together at the ancient springs of Hamat Gader, Israeli Druze, Circassians, Arab Christians and Arab Muslims share their grief over their fallen children It has been 12 years since Jawdat Salame’s firstborn son Rujayah was killed by a Hamas sniper while on guard duty on the Gaza border. “It’s not easy to be a bereaved family. You are no longer what you were beforehand…But in their deaths, they commanded us to live,” said the 65-year-old Salame, a veteran of Israel’s police force. On Monday, [...]

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Bereaved Families Celebrate Life at Purim Costume Party

Original source: Article published in Y Net News - by Liran Levy Photo by: Sarah Levine OneFamily, an organization that provides support to injured and bereaved families across Israel, throws a costume party in celebration of Purim by inviting families who have been affected by terrorism. Dozens of bereaved families across the country attended a Purim costume party in Jerusalem held by the OneFamily organization on Wednesday. Among the families who arrived at the festivities was Renana Meir, the daughter of Dafna Meir who was murdered in her home by a Palestinian about a year ago. "It's [...]

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Wheelchair Enhances Annual OneFamily Negev Hike

Original source: Article published in The Canadian Jewish News - by Amy Grief Peter Ekstein takes part in the Negev hike in a Patatrekker wheelchair. For the past nine years, OneFamily Canada has been leading a cross-Israel hike. This year, from Oct. 3 to Nov. 3, a group of 75 hikers from Canada, the United States and Britain journeyed through the Negev, raising $450,000 for the OneFamily Fund, an organization that supports victims of terror in Israel. OneFamily’s Canada executive director Gary Tile said it was the most successful one to date. “It allows us to bring [...]

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