New York: Reminder of Israeli Bombing

New York: Reminder Of Israeli Bombing

The New York Times

Metro Briefing


An Israeli group plans to display the gutted wreckage of a bus destroyed in one of the deadliest suicide bombings in Israel at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan in December, at the start of the Hanukkah holiday. A spokesman for Israel’s Terror Victims Association, Meir Indor, said the display cheapens the deaths and survivors’ trauma. The sponsoring group, ZAKA Rescue and Recovery, an Israeli disaster response group, said it wanted to bring home the horror of the Palestinian attacks, and to raise funds. The bus was blown up in Jerusalem on June 18, 2002, killing 19 people. ZAKA wants to display the wreckage at Jewish Expo 2003, which is scheduled for Dec. 20 to 22. The Web site of Jewish Expo does not yet list the bus display, but exhibitor information is scheduled to appear on the Web site on Oct. 15.