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U.S. Marine Turned ‘Jewish Terrorist’ Convicted in Attack on Messianic Pastor’s Son

(UPDATED) Likely target of 2008 attempted murder was pastor David Ortiz, but his son Ami was nearly killed instead.

Update (April 15): Morning Star News reports that Jack Teitel has been sentenced "to two life terms in prison plus 30 years," and the Ortiz family is satisfied that "justice has been done."

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Last week, Jack Teitel, a former U.S. marine labeled as a "Jewish terrorist" in the news media, was convicted in an Israeli courtroom of two murders and one attempted murder.

Israel's small but growing Messianic Jewish community was one of his targets. CT noted in 2009 when Teitel first confessed to the murders (video). CT also noted how the attacks may have influenced Israel's supreme court to grant citizenship rights to Messianics.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency notes:

"Along with killing two Palestinians and attempting to murder five Jews and Arabs, he also assembled a package bomb that seriously injured the son of a messianic Jew in Ariel and set up a pipe bomb near the home of prominent left-wing professor Ze'ev Sternhell. The crimes occurred between 1997 and 2008."

In March 2008, the son, Ami Ortiz, ...

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