Rockets fell across Southern Israel this week, but they were reportedly fired from ISIS-affiliated terrorists from the neighboring Sinai Peninsula in Egypt and not from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Radical Islamic insurgents in the Sinai have been responsible for a number of attacks over the years. There were no casualties.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- More than 170 grave plots and headstones in a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis were vandalized, damaged, or destroyed earlier this week. Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens called the attack “despicable.”
- In the wake of a spate of attacks targeting Jewish community centers throughout the U.S., President Donald Trump has promised to address the rise in anti-Semitism.
- Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the United States would no longer overlook the U.N. Security Council’s anti-Israel bias.
- The Fellowship recently hosted pastors from the Fellowship of Baptist Organizations for a tour of biblical sites in the Holy Land as well as Fellowship-sponsored centers across Israel in an effort to “build bridges of understanding” between Israeli Jews and American Christians.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on the changing relationship between Israel and the United States with the new administration.