Israelis see an opportunity to improve relations with the U.S. under the Trump administration. In particular, they are cautiously optimistic after President-elect Donald Trump’s comments on the Iran Deal and with his choice for ambassador to the U.N.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Palestinians are illegally building massive neighborhoods throughout the West Bank and outside Jerusalem, hoping to make the establishment of a two-state solution more difficult for Israel.
- Israeli law enforcement this week made one of its biggest drug busts of the year, arresting 28 suspects and seizing illegal substances worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- A new report says that more than 2 million Israeli citizens are at risk from potential rocket attacks from Hezbollah-controlled towns in Syria near the Israeli border.
- Two years after providing immigration services under its own sponsorship, The Fellowship has tripled the number of Jewish immigrant it has brought to Israel in 2016. More than 4,500 refugees and victims of anti-Semitism were brought to Israel this year from 24 countries.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the importance of aliyah, immigration to Israel.