An Israeli home in the Eshkol region was damaged Wednesday evening when an explosive device attached to a cluster of balloons was launched from Gaza into Israel. No injuries were reported.
- As tensions rise between Israelis and Palestinians on the Gaza border, two terrorist groups in Gaza pledge ongoing protests until the Israeli blockade is lifted.
- Iran is testing a series of new missiles that will bolster the arsenals of terrorist groups. One group, Islamic Jihad, claims their rockets have the ability to strike the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued to speak out against Iranian aggression in Syria, saying Israeli forces will not back down.
- The state of Israel made history this week by launching the first Israeli spacecraft to the moon. Prime Minister Netanyahu hailed it as “a huge step for Israeli technology.”
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features Fellowship President Yael Eckstein reflecting on her new role.