In an interview with Fox News during his recent visit to the U.S., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Iranian nuclear deal has paved the way for Iran to fund aggression and terrorist activity. He said Iran must be stopped from continuing these “malevolent acts.”
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- The Jerusalem Post reports that a top intelligence official in the Trump administration has warned of a “real potential” of war between Israel and Hezbollah that could bring Iran into the conflict.
- Earlier this week, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah survived an apparent assassination attempt in northern Gaza when a bomb exploded in his motorcade.
- According to reports from the Reuters News Agency, the Israeli special defense forces hosted U.S. Marines this week for an urban combat drill. The maneuvers took place in response to growing U.S. concerns about the missile arsenal of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon.
- Security officials from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates met at the White House to discuss “ideas on how to address the humanitarian challenges in Gaza.”
- The Associated Press reports that around one-third of all Jewish immigrants to Israel get support from evangelical Christians. The Fellowship founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein called the work of Christians helping Jews “an amazing thing.”
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Executive Vice President Yael Eckstein on the modern State of Israel.