Ezra Schwartz was remembered as a great friend, a good athlete and a practical joker who almost always had a smile on his face. But most of all, friends of the Massachusetts teen slain by terrorists recalled his powerful bond with Israel.7
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard was released on parole in the United States on Friday after 30 years in prison, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, a case that became a serious strain in relations between the close allies.154
The Florida family of a Palestinian-American teen beaten by Israeli police slammed the decision to free an officer without any prison time as “definitely not justice.”117
Samia Hathroubi, *a French Muslim human rights activist, has been active in interfaith work between Muslim and Jewish communities as the European programs coordinator for the New York-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. In the days since the November 13 Paris attacks, she has been wrestling with the implications for French Muslims and their relations with French Jews.
The American killed in a West Bank terror attack was a suburban Boston teenager studying at a yeshiva. He was ambushed as he returned from visiting a memorial to the three young people kidnapped and murdered in 2014 on the eve of the war in Gaza.68
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