Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick breathing on own after shooting


Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist shot in a failed assassination attempt, is communicating and breathing on his own.

Glick until Tuesday had been on a respirator at Shaarey Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem since the Oct. 29 attack outside a city conference center.

The speaker of Israel’s Knesset, Yuli Edelstein, wrote Tuesday afternoon in a Facebook post that Glick, a personal friend, had called him to say that he was breathing on his own.

Glick’s father, Shimon, told Army Radio that his son was communicating through writing and asked for chocolate mousse.

Glick was shot at close range in the chest and abdomen by an assailant who fled on a motorcycle. The alleged assailant, a member of Islamic Jihad who worked in the center’s kitchen, was killed in a shootout outside his eastern Jerusalem home hours later.

Immediately before he was shot, Glick had spoken at the center on the Jewish right to pray on the Temple Mount.

 

UPDATE: Gabrielle Giffords continues her recovery in Houston


March 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m.: Eight weeks after the tragedy that struck Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords continues to recover in Houston ” title=”KHOU.com reports”>KHOU.com reports.

Jan. 13, 2011, 9:12 a.m.: President Obama went off script last night to let the crowd in Tucson know that Gabrielle Giffords had opened her eyes for the first time since last weeks shooting. Those in the room believe she was aware of their presence and that she seemed to be responsive. CNN reports:

Giffords was squeezing and stroking Gillibrand’s hand, as doctors previously said she had been able to do.

Giffords “absolutely could hear everything we were saying,” Gillibrand said. “And Debbie (Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida) and I were telling her how much she was inspiring the nation with her courage, her strength, and we were talking about the things we wanted to do as soon as she was better.”

Jan. 12, 2011, 1:15 p.m.: Dr. Peter Rhee says Gabrielle Giffords is making ‘spontaneous movements,’ the ” title=”Washington Post reports” target=”_blank”>Washington Post reports.

Giffords, 40, remains in critical condition after she and 19 other people were shot Saturday at an event she was holding to meet constituents outside a Tucson supermarket. Six were killed and 14, including Giffords, were wounded when a young man with apparent mental problems opened fire on the gathering with a handgun. The suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, 22, was arraigned in federal court in Phoenix on Monday. He faces federal murder and attempted murder charges.

Read more at ” title=”jewishjournal.com/arizona_shooting” target=”_blank”>jewishjournal.com/arizona_shooting

VideoJew’s VideoGuide to L.A. #5–Jew vs. Wild


VideoJew Jay Firestone goes native in this episode of VideoJew’s VideoGuide to Los Angeles