Author Archives: Yarden Frankl

Friends and relatives seen mourning during the funeral ceremony of Shahar Melamed, at the Kibbutz Nirim cemetery in southern Israel, near the Gaza border on August 27, 2014. Melamed, the deputy security officer for Kibbutz Nirim, died yesterday by a mortar fired from Gaza, shortly before the current ceasefire came into effect. Israel and Hamas reached a ceasefire agreement brokered by Egypt, bringing the 50-day war to an end. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ÷éáåõ ðéøéí
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Video: Real People Real Stories Part 2: The Death of Shahar Melamed

Video: Real People Real Stories Part 2: The Death of Shahar Melamed

In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Miri tells the story of her uncle, who was killed by a Hamas mortar shell, in front of his family, while trying to fix the kibbutz’s electrical poll.


US Senators Call for Increase in Military Aid to Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Eighty-three out of one hundred US Senators have signed a letter to President Obama urging an increase in military aid to Israel. The current package is $3 billion of credits that are used primarily to purchase military items from American defense contractors. An increase would be used to maintain Israel’s qualitative


Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1.  In the last twenty-four hours, there have been five Palestinian terrorist attacks resulting in the death of an American tourist and dozens of injuries. The shooting, stabbing, and vehicle attacks occurred in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv/Jaffa, Petach Tikva, and Ramot. Coverage from the Times of Israel and Ynet. The murder victim was