The view from my veranda

The Aftermath of Neve Yaakov

29th January 2021

Just a word on the aftermath

In 2018, on a peaceful Shabbat morning, a lone gunman stormed into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood and stole the lives of 11 souls in prayer.

The world, rightly, was horrified and the media expressed its dismay and disgust, so why is it that when a similar incident happens in Israel, in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov, their home is described as a settlement and the incident is blamed on an IDF operation against a terror cell in Jenin?

There is no excuse for killing Jews just because they are Jews whether in Pittsburgh or Jerusalem.