The “Shabus” bus line will begin operating with 3 mini-buses from an east Jerusalem transportation company from 8 pm Friday night to 2 am on Saturdays.
By Yori Yalon
The Cooperative Transportation Association of Jerusalem will begin operating its new “Shabus” program next weekend, introducing buses that will run between Jerusalem neighborhoods and the city’s nightlife destinations on Friday night.
Members of the Cooperative Transportation Association of Jerusalem holding signs for the new bus line that will run on Shabbat, called “Shabus” – Photo: Ori Katzman
Public transportation in the vast majority of Israeli cities does not operate on Shabbat. Continue Reading »
Heavily overcrowded bus falls from cliff in second tragedy in the Himalayas this month, killing 11 – including 2 Israeli women.
By Tova Dvorin
A bus traveling from Kathmandu to Langtang has fallen off a cliff and into a ravine in the Himalayas, Nepalese sources told Arutz Sheva on Friday morning.
Nepal bus crash (file) – Reuters
The bus fell 150 meters (492 ft.) after coming off a narrow road in Belkot, Nuwakot district, about 75 kilometers (46 miles) northwest of Kathmandu, according to Kantipur Television.
Eleven people are reported to have been killed in the crash; 52 have been injured. Continue Reading »
The bus driver not only insulted a Holocaust survivor, he then violently shut the bus door on man’s wife, bruising her arm.
‘A Holocaust survivor, being called a Nazi in Israel! Every Israeli should be ashamed.’
By Margarita Erbach
A 74-year-old Holocaust survivor was told he was Nazi because he spoke Dutch while traveling on a bus to Tel Aviv.
Metropoline bus – Photo: Omni bus simulator
Martin Leeda moved to Israel after surviving three Nazi concentration camps. Today he divides his time between Israel and the Netherlands, where he works as a guide in the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, and is an active part of the Jewish community there. Continue Reading »
Police suspect arson after 2 buses belonging to Afikim Bus Company catch fire in Kfar Qassem.
Afikim removes their buses from town after riots erupt over newly added ‘Palestinian-only’ lines
By Raanan Ben-Zur
Following the uproar against its ‘Palestinian-only’ West Bank bus lines, two Afikim company buses caught fire on Monday night in Kfar Qassem.
Commotion on the bus lines – Photo: Gur Dotan
There were no reports of injury, and the police are investigating suspicions of arson.
Due to the incident, the company’s drivers were asked to remove all buses from the Arab town, fearing similar occurrences in light of the protest against the new bus lines. Continue Reading »
Transportation Ministry sets up new bus lines for Arab passengers in West Bank towns & insists the additional lines are for general public, even though only Palestinian villages have been advised of their schedules.
By Itamar Fleishman
Racial segregation or transportation mitigation? The Transportation Ministry announced that starting Sunday it will begin operating designated lines for Palestinians in the West Bank.
The bus lines in question are meant, according to the ministry, to transport Palestinian workers from the West Bank to central Israel. The ministry alleges that the move is meant to ease the congestion felt on bus lines used by Jews in the same areas, but several bus drivers told Ynet that Palestinians who will choose to travel on the so-called “mixed” lines, will be asked to leave them. Continue Reading »
Just Another day in Be’er Sheva: 2 young Arab boys on bus go from loud singing to rock throwing.
It was a scene typical of the times in Israel. On a Be’er Sheva bus carrying mostly elderly Jews, an Arab boy began singing out loud in a way that seemed calculated to convey his disdain for his fellow passengers.
Repeated attempts by passengers and the driver to get the boy to pipe down only resulted in more disruption, as the boy was joined by another, younger boy, in their annoying song.
Push came to shove, shove came to kick, and the boys were taken off the bus, which drove away – but not before the boys had thrown a rock that smashed a hole in the pane of one of its doors. Continue Reading »