Two elderly women were stabbed earlier this week by a Palestinian terrorist as they were walking along a promenade in Jerusalem. The two women, both in their 70s, were hospitalized with minor injuries. The stabbings were the latest incidents in the ongoing spree of attacks by lone-wolf Palestinian terrorists that has been going on for months.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Israel blasted Iran and the international community this week after the Iran tested yet another ballistic missile. The first missile it tested had the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew on its side.
- Seven Fellowship Freedom Flights from Bolivia, Melilla, Uruguay, Ukraine, Turkey, and France arrived on the same day this week, bringing persecuted and needy Jews to Israel to begin life anew.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Jewish high school students from around the world as they participated in the International Bible Contest in Jerusalem. A student from Skokie, IL, won the competition.
- The international sportswear company Reebok dropped its Facebook promotion of a special sneaker commemorating Israel Independence Day, saying it was a “mistake.”
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on celebrating Israel's Memorial Day and Independence Day this week.