Rocket Attacks on Passover, Four Murdered. Is This the Season of Our Freedom?

Monday – April 10, 2023
Rocket Attacks on Passover, Four Murdered. Is This the Season of Our Freedom?
Just as the Passover holiday was underway last Thursday, a new wave of terror decended upon Israel. A barrage of rockets from Lebanon into Israel were launched on Thursday. Saturday night, a rocket attack was launched into Israel from Syria. Joy turned to fear as families fled their homes for shelters.
In a car-ramming late Friday in Tel Aviv, the alleged attacker rammed his vehicle into a group of civilians near a popular seaside park, police said. Israel’s rescue service said a 30-year-old Italian man, Alessandro Parini, was killed, while five other British and Italian tourists – including a 74-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl – were receiving medical treatment for mild to moderate injuries.
While travelling to Tiberias for a family trip, a terrorist shooting near a community in the Jordan Valley killed a family of three and turned into a frightening mob escalation. The Dee sisters, Rina (age 15) and Maia (age 20) were murdered. Their 45-year-old mother Lucy (Lucianne) was initially seriously wounded but sadly, died from her critical injuries today. The Dee family lived in Efrat.
Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI extends its deepest condolences to the famlies and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured and traumatized by these terror attacks. May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may they now only simchas.
Thousands March to Evyatar
Thousands of people, including at least eight government ministers and 20 Knesset members, participated in a march this afternoon to the community of Evyatar in Samaria.
“The government has yet to free itself of the shackles of foreign pressures,” responded Nachala Movement head Daniella Weiss, speaking on Kan Reshet Bet. “Maybe this march will be a form of therapy for the government, releasing it from the dictates of the United States and Europe. One of the downsides of having a right-wing government is that we don’t want to overthrow it,” she noted. “Who, on the Right, wants to return to the dark days of a government with Arabs and left-wingers?”
Despite the terrible wave of terror attack against Israel over the last several days, residents of Evyatar remain strong in their Zionist activism. It is only through the full force of the Zionist spirit, as demonstrated today, that the truth about Israel and what is legally and rightfully hers will prevail.
Israel Helps Re-Write the Holocaust
In March, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau signed an agreement on “cooperation in the field of study visits of organized youth groups. This was after the Lapid government last August canceled the visits of Israeli schoolchildren to Poland that were scheduled for last September through November. Israel announced that the two sides had reached a dead-end regarding content and security. Lapid, who served as both PM and FM, said the visits had been canceled due to the Polish government’s demand to intervene in the content that would be presented to the participating youths.
Now an agreement has been reached and is only waiting to be ratified by the Knesset and the Polish Sejm. The deal will, in fact, expose Israeli schoolchildren to Poland’s version of what happened under six years of German occupation.
This agreement has 100%+ potential to desecrate the memory of the Holocaust, any sense of historical accuracy, any notion of decency and responsibility. Worse than this is that it desecrates the memory of the Six Million. We can only pray that common sense prevails and that this agreement is swiftly voted down and without any debate or hesitation.
Events listed align with AFSI’s mission to educate the public on the truth about Israel and to advocate for a Whole and Sovereign Israel.
Sunday – April 16, 2023. 8:30am – 6:00pm IDT – IN ISRAEL IN PERSON
Where Kings Reigned
Walking tour guided by Eve Harow. Start the day in Shavei Shomron, near the town of Homesh, possibly being resettled after the 2005 Expulsion. The morning will be spent touring the fascinating and plundered capital of ancient Israel, Sebastiya/Shomron. Then to Kedumim, a Mehadrin dairy lunch at Taboom and a visit to Havat Gil’ad, including meeting with residents. Note: tour includes walking on uneven terrain. Price $115. For more info contact Sarah Tacher or call in the US (516) 239-9202, ext. 18 or call in Israel 050-587-7710.
Liberty Bell Parking Lot Behind Sonol Gas Station in Jerusalem
Sunday – April 16, 2023 | 1:00pm EDT
Judicial Reforms: Assessment and Prospects
With Professor Yuval Shany and Professor Avi Bell and chaired by Natasha Hausdorff. Following major demonstrations, disruption and refusals of some reservists to attend military training, the Israeli government has paused the progress of its proposed judicial reforms in the Knesset to allow negotiations with opposition parties. Leading Law Professors Shany and Bell will assess the proposed legislation and the prospects for compromise or conflict.
Sunday – April 16, 2023 | 2:00pm EDT (Doors open 1:00pm EDT)
Annual Gathering of Remembrance
Together, with thousands, join to say with one collective voice: we will never forget. The program will feature music, remarks from Holocaust survivors and public figures, and a moving candle lighting ceremony. Participants include Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Congressperson Dan Goldman, Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich, Steven Skybell, the HaZamir International Jewish Teen Choir, Holocaust Survivors Toby Levy, Jerry Lindenstraus, and Ilana Yaari, among others.
Congregation Emanu-El | East 65th Street @ 5th Avenue, NYC
Sunday – April 16, 2023 | 2:00pm CDT – DALLAS, TX IN PERSON
March of Remembrance: From Holocaust to New Life
March against anti-Semitism and hate. The goal is to provide to students as well as those from the wider Christian and Jewish Communities an opportunity to stand together and make a difference.
Hughes-Trigg Student Center, SMU | 3140 Dyer St, Dallas, TX
Monday – April 17, 2023 | 7:30pm EDT
Annual Yom HaShoah Program
Luna’s Life – As a child in the Holocaust, Luna Kaufman experienced horrors unimaginable to most adults. Despite her trauma, she emerged committed to teaching forgiveness and reconciliation, and today she is a tireless champion of Jewish-Christian understanding owing in chief to the example set by Sister Rose Thering, a Catholic nun who led the fight to eliminate anti-Semitism from school textbooks. Luna dedicates her life to educating children on the Holocaust.