Old City Ateret Cohanim Resident Saves The Day

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Ateret Cohanim have been known as the vital Jewish facts on the ground or “Magen Yerushalayim” ( Defender of Jerusalem).But now, we can appreciate another positive aspect of our pioneering families at the forefront .A few hrs ago, yet another Arab terrorist attacked and tried to kill two border patrol policemen in the old city close to Beit Wittenberg and the Yeshiva Ateret Yerushalayim (Rechov Hagai – the main road from the Kotel to Shaar Shchem).

He managed to stab and injure them both, but thank G-d, an old city Ateret Cohanim resident, who also teaches in the Yeshiva, was nearby, and he managed to neutralize and kill the Arab terrorist(other policemen also came and shot the terrorist). The two policemen were lightly or moderately wounded.

Our resident Rav Aviv – A true defender of Jews and Jerusalem. A fortnight ago, the adjacent and nearby square was named “Bravery Square” in memory and dedicated to another Rabbi – Rav Nechemia Lavi Hy’d, who saved the life of Adele Benita, as he struggled with another Arab terrorist a few years ago in the same area.

These holy and ancient alleyways of Jerusalem have been witness to the cold blooded murder of many Jews (residents and policemen) by Arabs.

Too many!!

But these same streets are also witness to Jewish strength, devotion, mesirut nefesh, fortitude and resilience.And just as important- we see that with each act of Arab violence and hatred, we stand taller, we add Jewish life and we don’t back down.That’s our response to Arab terror.

Ateret Cohanim families students and children will continue to walk the streets of OUR Jerusalem and WE WILL continue to grow and expand our Jewish presence.

The Greek Empire ultimately fell to the Maccabees and so too will the hate filled radical Arab Moslem world.

We are here to stay and there is nothing that the Arab world- with its hatred, violence and terrorism will do to change this fact.

So I say- מי לירושלים – אלינו!!He who stands by a united Jerusalem for the Jewish People – step forward and stand by us!!!

Now is the time to partner us.Now is the time to donate or take on a project.Now is the time to stand by our side and walk tall “with” us – in and around the Old City.Now is the time to invest and help truly secure a Jerusalem.

Daniel Luria
Article by Daniel Luria

Daniel Luria is the Executive Director and International Spokesman for Ateret Cohanim. He is considered a global expert on Jerusalem, with a focus on urban land reclamation initiatives. he is a sought after speaker, guide, and informal educator in relation to his work in Jerusalem.

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