Ori Ansbacher

Arafat Irfaiya, Ori Ansbacher's murderer, brought to court

Ori Ansbacher's accused killer ruled psychologically fit to stand trial

The Jerusalem District Court ordered Irfaya to undergo a psychiatric examination at the request of his defense attorney after he was allegedly suffering from psychological problems.

Arafat Irfaiya, Ori Ansbacher's murderer, brought to court

Ori Ansbacher's killer faces charges of murder and rape

Arafat Irfaiya, 29, recreated the scene and murder for the investigators, after confessing, yet his motive is still unknown.

Arafat Irfaiya, Ori Ansbacher's murderer, brought to court

High Court freezes home demolition of Ansbacher killer for 48 hours

The court's decision is standard procedure, which gives both sides of the case time to argue their positions.

Israeli pedestrians stand on a roadside near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat

When dialogue is futile

Line was crossed when visitor said rape, murder of Ori Ansbacher was a lie.

Police arrest Arafat al-Rifaiyeh, 29, suspected of murdering Ori Ansbacher, 19

Palestinian stabbed Ori Ansbacher, then raped her - report

Police declared their intent to charge Arafat Irfaiya with murder.

WATCH: A musical tribute to Ori Ansbacher

Family and friends turn Ansbacher's poetry into song.



Ori Ansbacher, 19, was brutally murdered in Jerusalem’s Ein Yael forest on February 21, and was buried in her hometown of Tekoa the next day.

The march for Ori Ansbacher.

Thousands sing and cry in march for Ori Ansbacher

The organizers of the march called the event “A City Wrapped in Light,” in reference to her first name, which means light.


My Word: A terror victim’s legacy of light

The more I read about Ansbacher, the clearer it became that the girl who loved writing poetry and finding the beauty in her fellow human beings, as well as in nature, was ill-prepared to face evil.

In Plain Language: The art of shifting gears

The most obvious example of this demanding dichotomy, of course, is the conjunction of Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day) and Yom Ha’atzma’ut (Independence Day).

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