Israel news summary

Israel News for 5-31-2019

Terror Attack
Early this morning a 19 year old Palestinian terrorist stabbed 2 Jews in Jerusalem’s Old City. Gavriel Levi, 50, was seriously wounded and Yisrael Meir Nachumberg, 16, was moderately wounded. Police shot and killed the terrorist as he was chasing another young man.

Nachumberg, who had just left morning prayers with his brother and was heading back to his yeshiva said, “I was riding on my bicycle towards Jaffa Gate, when I stopped to fix something on my bike. The terrorist came out of one of the side streets. At first I was sure that he had punched me in the back, but then I turned around and saw a knife covered with blood. The police came quickly and did a good job.”

Meanwhile, security forces shot and killed a 16 year old Palestinian who was attempting to scale a security fence near Jerusalem.

To watch a video of the police stopping the terrorist, click here.

Election Update
Labor party chairman Avi Gabbay announced today that his party will merge with either Blue and White or Meretz for the upcoming election. Recent polls showed Labor failing to pass the threshold if it runs independently. If if ends up joining Blue and White, it could potentially give the party the largest number of Knesset seats and a possibility of forming a government.

Likud is reportedly trying to get Ayelet Shaked to join its list.

Naftali Bennet is reportedly talking to the far right block about a possible merger.

For further reading click here.

Israel Parade
The Celebrate Israel parade will take place this Sunday, June 2, up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets from 11am to 4pm.

The Parade will be on FOX MY9 from 12 to 3PM. It will be live-streamed on from 12 to 3PM , it can be viewed live-streamed on the Jewish Broad Cast Cable Channel as well as on Facebook Live via the Parade’s Facebook page.

Sunday also marks Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim), the 52nd anniversary of the liberation and unification of Jerusalem in 1967.

If you’re in the NY area, please join us at the parade to show your support for Israel and to show the politicians who will be there that the Jewish vote, and supporting Israel, matters.