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Israeli public security minister Amir Ohana in Tzfat, visiting the family of Shlomo Zalman, who died on April 30 in the Meron stampede, May 5, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

‘If your conscience is clear, there’s no reason to resign,’ says Israel’s public security...

Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana is sticking to his guns after sparking controversy for saying that while he was responsible for the tragedy at Mount Meron on April 30, “responsibility does not mean...
An Orthodox Jewish man visits Mount Meron in northern Israel, where 45 Israelis lost their lives during a stampede at a Lag B'Omer celebration, May 3, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Israeli AG: Provisional government can launch state probe into Meron disaster

Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said on Monday that there is no legal impediment to establishing a state commission of inquiry into the Lag B’Omer disaster, not even in the case of a provisional government. “Although...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (center) with the winners of this year's Jerusalem Unity Prize at the President's Residence, May 3, 2021. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

Rivlin at Jerusalem Unity Prize ceremony: ‘We are one human fabric’

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted the seventh Jerusalem Unity Prize ceremony at his official residence in the capital on Monday. The event, which is a joint initiative of the Jerusalem Municipality, Gesher and the families of Eyal...
Mourners attend the funeral of brothers Yosef David Elhadar and Moshe Mordechai Elhadar, two victims of the stampede in Meron during the celebration of Lag B'Omer, May 2, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

The names and faces of those who lost their lives at Mount Meron

Some of the people killed in the stampede at Lag B’Omer celebrations on Mount Meron were laid to rest on Saturday night, with the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine having identified the 45 bodies by...
The family of Donny Morris attends his burial on Sunday in Jerusalem. Source: Screenshot.

Mirlana Morris to her son, Donny: ‘You touched so many lives with your kindness’

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With a cracking voice and tears in her eyes, Donny Morris’s mother, Mirlana Morris, eulogized her son. “I have so many questions,” she said through sobs, “but little to no answers.” “But what I do...
Israeli rescue forces and police at the scene after a mass fatality scene during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer in Meron, in northern Israel, on April 30, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Jewish, pro-Israel groups react to Meron tragedy on Lag B’Omer: ‘We are in mourning’

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Jewish and pro-Israel organizations reacted with a mix of shock, grief and mourning over the tragedy in Meron on Friday morning that led to at least 45 dead and 150 wounded. “There are no words...
Israeli rescue forces and police at the scene after a mass fatality scene during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer in Meron, in northern Israel, on April 30, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Netanyahu declares national day of mourning after tragedy during Lag B’Omer festivities in Meron

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a national day of mourning for Sunday over the disaster that took place at a massive Lag B’Omer gathering at the foot of Mount Meron on Friday morning. Dozens...
Israeli rescue forces and police near the scene after a crush wounded dozens during the celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in Meron, in northern Israel on April 30, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Condolences pour in as world shocked by Meron tragedy

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Political leaders from across the globe have expressed their condolences following the Lag B’Omer tragedy Friday morning that left 45 dead and more than a hundred injured. “The news reaching us this morning of the tragedy at...
United Hatzalah volunteers respond to a mass casualty incident in Meron during Lag B’Omer on April 30, 2021. Source: United Hatzalah/Twitter.

Dozens killed, injured in apparent stampede during Lag B’Omer in Meron

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Dozens of Israelis have been reported killed and injured in an apparent stampede during Lag B’Omer commemorations in Meron, in what is being called one of the largest peacetime disasters in the nation’s history. According to...
Rabbi David Rosen, international director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee. Credit: Courtesy.

Ambassadors from US, UAE, Bahrain to jointly celebrate Lag B’Omer/Iftar

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Jewish communities in the Gulf will hold a joint virtual Lag B’Omer/Iftar celebration hosted by the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), the people-to-people network of Jewish communities from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries...