Israeli leaders are denouncing a resolution passed by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, that denies Jewish ties to holy sites in Jerusalem, including the Western Wall. Israel’s representative to the U.N. called the resolution “a direct interference in our democratic process by anti-Israel elements here at the U.N.”
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- As the battle for the ISIS-held city of Mosul continues, U.S. intelligence fears that ISIS will use chemical weapons against Iraqi forces, in direct violation of international law.
- Two U.S. citizens, a businessman and his elderly father, were accused of spying and recently sentenced to 10-year prison sentences in Iran. The U.S. is calling for their immediate release.
- Israeli security forces this week foiled another terror plot by the Islamic Jihad terrorist group that was directed at a wedding venue in order to inflict maximum casualties.
- The Fellowship is sponsoring the only women’s shelter that is specifically for Orthodox Jews. Women and children at the shelter are able to observe their religious beliefs in a safe haven.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the recent UNESCO resolution.