Anderson Cooper cried for Orlando…. Who will cry for us?

Riddle me this…. If Anderson Cooper cries when reading the names and information of gay victims of terror, and cry he should, why don’t Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper (both Jewish Americans) cry when they read names of J̶e̶w̶i̶s̶h̶  Americans who died at the hands of “Palestinian” terror?!

Maybe it’s because most of these victims were never even mentioned on CNN. But why is that? Does nobody care about Jews dying from terror? Let’s take out the word “J̶e̶w̶s” and just make it “Americans”.

So here we go… I propose to CNN that in order to rectify this series of egregious “oversights”, have Wolf and/or Jake read and report on the following terror attacks, including a summary of each attack and the names and ages of the American murder victims… Keep in mind this is only a brief, non-exhaustive list of American Jews who were murdered in attacks perpetrated by radical Islamic terrorists in the past two years:

Naftali Frankel (16) was one of three Israeli teenagers kidnapped and murdered while hitchhiking from a yeshiva in Gush Etzion. Naftali was a U.S. citizen.


3 month old Chaya Zissel Braun was killed when a “Palestinian” with past Hamas associations and terrorist ties rammed his car into the Ammunition Hill light rail station. Chaya Zissel was a U.S. citizen.

Chaya Zissel Braun
Chaya Zissel Braun


In a terror attack that would have been front page news had it occurred anywhere else in the world, two terrorists attacked worshipers in a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. The terrorists’ weapons of choice were meat cleavers, butcher knives, and a gun. Six people were murdered in the attack (including one who succumbed to his wounds a year later), including Rabbi Moshe Twersky (59), Rabbi Kalman Zeev Levine (55), and Rabbi Aryeh Kupinsky (43). All three Rabbis were U.S. citizens.




Eitan Henkin and his wife Naama (both early 30s) were ambushed by Arab gunmen as they drove with their four children, all under the age of 10. The gunmen shot Eitan and Naama, who were pronounced dead at the scene, multiples times while the children who had just witnessed their parents’ murder were only lightly injured. Eitan was a U.S. citizen.


Arab attackers stormed a bus in Jerusalem and blocked people from getting off, while attempting to take control of the wheel and ram the bus into a crowded public place. One assailant opened fire with a gun while the other stabbed the bus passengers. Israeli police neutralized (permanently) one of the attackers and managed to take the other into custody. Two individuals died on the scene, but one of the people injured in the attack, 76 year old Richard Lakin, died of his injuries two weeks after the attack. He had moved to Israel with his wife and two sons 32 years prior, after a career as an elementary school principal in Connecticut. Richard was a U.S. citizen.


A terrorist opened fire on cars stuck in a traffic jam in Gush Etzion, killing an Israeli, an American tourist, and a Palestinian, and wounding seven others. Five of the wounded were American Yeshiva students. After the shooting, the terrorist sped off in a car but rammed into another car, attempted to flee on foot, and was then arrested by Israeli security forces. One of the victims was identified later in the day as Ezra Schwartz (18), a teenage student from Massachusetts. Ezra was a U.S. citizen.


Two Arabs boys entered a supermarket and stabbed two Israelis, before being shot and apprehended by other customers in the store. One of the stabbing victims, an off-duty IDF soldier Sergeant Yanai Weissman (21), was killed. Yanai was a U.S. citizen.


A terrorist began stabbing random Israelis at the entrance to the Jaffa Port, and wounded four people, before running away from Israeli security guards. The attacker continued to stab pedestrians and motorists as he ran down a residential street, seriously injuring three people before being shot and killed by police. Soon after the attack, one of the stabbing victims, Taylor Force (28), died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital. Force was a U.S. Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and was on a school-sponsored trip to Israel through Vanderbilt University. Taylor was a U.S. citizen.


Who will cry for us?

About the Author
Eddie Dvir was raised in both South Africa & Israel. After making Yerida to the USA, he volunteered for the IDF, where he developed a passion for Israel. He now serves as content editor and and SEO consultant of and it's offshoot, a non-profit that helps Americans outsource their technical & web-related needs to Israel. Edward is also the news editor of several breaking Jewish news sites. He is a strong pro-Israel advocate who writes from the perspective of a Jewish American Israeli who is politically and socially conservative. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering for the IDF wounded and firefighting. He lives with his wife and 4 children in the USA. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter or email him at
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