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15 Killed, Hundreds Injured in Barcelona Terror Attack

Barcelona ramming attack, August 17, 2017 (Photo: Josep Lago/Getty)

A truck-ramming terror attack in Barcelona last week left 15 people dead and more than a hundred injured. ISIS quickly claimed credit for the attack. In the wake of the attack, The Fellowship is expanding its security efforts for Jewish communities in Spain and offering assistance to those Jews wanting to make aliyah (immigrate) to Israel.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • A former Israel Defense Forces counterterrorism expert said this week that attacks like the one in Barcelona can be prevented by taking a “no-nonsense approach” to terror threats and bolstering security measures in potential areas that terrorists might attack.
  •  A study released by Purdue University has provided significant evidence to the credibility of the Bible as a historical document. Researchers found archaeological proof of 53 biblical heroes, indicating these were actual, historical figures.
  • With the economic and political tension remaining high in Venezuela, The Fellowship has opened a hotline to field the increasing number of calls from Jews desperate to leave that country and move to Israel.
  • Israel is moving forward with an infrastructure plan to build an underground barrier that will prevent terrorists from digging tunnels under its border with Gaza.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on not repeating our past.

 

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