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Tel Aviv Israel: Tourist from U.S. stabbed to death in terror attack

(CNN)A former U.S. Army officer who was part of a Vanderbilt University tour group was stabbed to death in a terror attack that left 10 others wounded in an old section of Tel Aviv, officials said Tuesday. Taylor Force, a first-year student in the graduate school of management, was killed, Vanderbilt chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced. Read Article

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Jerusalem: Bloodiest attack in years killing three U.S. and one British citizen at synagogue

hiffingtonpost.com reported two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city’s bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout. The attack ratcheted up fears of sustained violence in a city already on Hair probably range great gives [...]

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Israel: Ecuadorian dies from injuries in terrorist attack

bbc.com reported an Ecuadorean woman has died in Israel after succumbing to wounds sustained in a car attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to two. A Palestinian driver ran his car into a tram station.The driver died after being shot by police as he attempted to flee. Officials say they are treating [...]

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German Tourist Missing in Samaria Israel

israelnationalnews.com reported the police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 48-year-old German tourist named Volker, who was last seen on Sunday in the Samaria community of Alfei Menashe, driving a Mazda that was rented from Avis. His description: Height 1.70 m, muscular build, blond hair and blue eyes and has a beard [...]

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Israel: Spate of Attacks on Catholic Churches before Pope’s visit

Newsmax.com reported the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land said on Sunday a spate of attacks against the Church had poisoned the atmosphere ahead of this month’s visit by Pope Francis, and urged Israel to crack down on the perpetrators. Fourteen attacks by suspected far-right Israelis have been reported in the past year. [...]

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Indian National detained for smuggling diamonds in Israel

newstrackindia.com reported an Indian national was arrested in Israel for allegedly smuggling diamonds and gold worth hundreds of thousands of dollars hidden in his underwear, media reported Tuesday.The diamonds were recovered from an Indian tourist by the custom officials, during a routine inspection at the Jordan river border crossing area — an international border between [...]

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Russian tourist arrested in Israel for attacking girlfriend

According to ynetnews.com, a 31-year-old Russian tourist on vacation with his partner at a hotel in Netanya has been arrested for allegedly attacking her and threatening to kill her. In the examination, he admitted that he argued with her, but said that his partner attacked him and bruised him. He is being detained for further [...]

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Border guards prevent attempted rape of a tourist at an Israeli checkpoint

Israelnationalnews.com reports that border police managed to stop the rape of a woman in the Old City of Jerusalem moments before the crime was about to take place. Police have arrested a 22 year old suspect, an illegal alien from Eritrea, and have charged him with attempted rape. The 28 year old woman, a tourist [...]

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Israel: Hiker airlifted after stepping on land mine planted in abandoned building

Timesofisrael.com reported that, a hiker was moderately injured Wednesday afternoon after he trod on a mine inside an abandoned building in the Jordan Valley. The man, in his mid- 30s, stepped on the landmine while walking through an abandoned building in Moshav Yardena, south of the Sea of Galilee. According to Channel 2, the man’s [...]

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Israel Travel Warnings

gov.uk reported ….The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Sheba’a Farms and Ghajjar along the border with Lebanon (the ‘Blue Line’). The FCO advise against all travel to Gaza. There remains a risk of rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel and Israeli air strikes on Gaza. You should take extra [...]

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