Good news first.
I was in the US for birth of a grandchild,
his name is Yisroel Tzvi,
and he already is trying to figure out this world.
In the last two weeks I’ve had no computer time,
no down time and little sleep.
I hope you missed the updates from RJS these past two weeks?
As always it is an adventure to fly El Al
and arrive back to Jerusalem, Israel.
But as I arrived home I heard terrible news:
Rabbi Yehuda Glick had been shot
and seriously injured
in an assassination attempt.
I posted on Israellycool asap,
and you can see the background story and updates
In June at the Begin Center,
Yehuda Glick sponsored his first LIBA conference,
where I was shocked to learn that Jews are allowed
only 20 hours a week on the Temple Mount,
while Muslims have almost free access.
Today access to the Muslim masses was limited,
though tomorrow restrictions are to be lifted.
Helicopters are flying overhead,
and in Jerusalem that usually means trouble.
Much has been written about “Price Tag” attacks,
today there was graffiti painted near a church.
Months ago this photo was taken across from the Begin Center.
It did not fit the media spin of “Price Tag”
so it was never reported.
On my next photo walk in the area
I saw that it was whitewashed.
Abu Mazen is spinning the story of one of his followers
shooting a man in cold blood
into “Israel is bad,”
another thread in his narrative;
while Yehuda Glick, a great guy with wonderful sense of humor,
is hanging on to life by a thread.
Join in praying for the recovery of
יהודה יהושע בן רבקה איטה ברנדה
Will this world be easier to understand when Yisroel Tzvi is older?