After UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, passed a resolution denying Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Western Wall, Israeli leaders fired back. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the resolution “absurd theater,” and a leading archeologist said the resolution also undermines the connection of Christianity to Jerusalem.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Israel’s defense chief recently sat down with Palestinian media and gave a rare interview in which he called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas “incapable” and threatened Hamas terrorists in Gaza.
- An Israel Defense Forces soldier was lightly wounded by gunfire near the Lebanon border, while a group of Palestinian youth clashed with Hamas forces during a recent protest.
- The Anti-Defamation League recently released a study that revealed a shocking level of anti-Semitism on Twitter. In particular, Jewish journalists were targets of more than 20,000 anti-Semitic tweets.
- The Fellowship-funded Neve Michael Children’s Home provides a safe haven for children and teens whose parents are no long able to care for them.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Yechiel Eckstein on the true roadblock to lasting peace.