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Tel Aviv suicide bomb victim's brother leaves UK

    One for all: Jared Jesner, whose brother was killed by a suicide bomber, got his Israeli ID card on Wednesday
    One for all: Jared Jesner, whose brother was killed by a suicide bomber, got his Israeli ID card on Wednesday

    The brother of Glasgow-born teenager Yoni Jesner, who was killed in a Tel Aviv suicide bombing, has made aliyah.

    Jared Jesner, 30, said his brother's death eight years ago had influenced their decision to move. He said: "Yoni's death taught me life is short, and if you have an opportunity, you should just go for it, because you might not get another chance. You have to be bold, and not hang around. I think he would be proud of us coming here."

    The family, including Mr Jesner's wife Debbie, their six-year-old twin daughters and two-year-old son, received their Israeli ID cards at the Western Wall on Wednesday, and will make their home in Modi'in.

    Mr Jesner said they had only started thinking about moving a year ago. He said: "I was considering moving jobs anyway and we decided we want the kids to grow up here with the strong family values Israel has, and it has a better environment than London can offer."

    A former manager at Shell, Mr Jesner moved to London from Glasgow 10 years ago. He now plans to set up his own currency exchange business in Israel.

    Yoni Jesner, 19, was killed in a Hamas suicide attack on a bus in Tel Aviv in 2002. He was the former head of Glasgow Jewish Youth Council.

    The Jesner family set up the Yoni Jesner Foundation in his memory, of which Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks is the patron.

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