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ISIS Claims Credit for Rockets Fired into Southern Israel

ISIS rocket launched from Sinai, December 2016

ISIS has claimed credit for rockets fired at southern Israel this week. A statement posted online said the rockets were fired at the town of Eliat to “teach the Jews and the crusaders a proxy war will not avail them of anything.” No injuries were reported, and most of the rockets were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in London to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss Iran and the threat its weapons program poses to Israel and the West.
  • The White House is considering applying the “terror group” label to Iran’s elite military force, the Revolutionary Guard. This would open the door for more sanctions and other efforts to curb Iran’s support of terrorism in the region.
  • The Fellowship has developed a new program, the Audio Book Project, to enrich the lives of Israel’s vision-impaired elderly.
  • Six are dead in Ukraine as violence between the Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government forces is on the rise again. The recent assassination of a key rebel leader may lead to even more bloodshed.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Donny Williams who accompanied Yael Eckstein, senior vice president of The Fellowship, on a humanitarian aid trip to Ukraine.

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