One Killed in Deadly White Supremacist Protests in Virginia | IFCJ
Skip Navigation

One Killed in Deadly White Supremacist Protests in Virginia

Vigil for Charlottesville victim (Photo: flickr/small_realm)

Heather Heyer was killed this weekend when a car driven by an attendee of the so-called “Unite the Right” white supremacist protest rammed into a crowd of anti-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nineteen others were injured in what police say may be investigated as a domestic terrorist attack. Two police officers also lost their lives over the weekend when a helicopter monitoring the crowds crashed.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • In the wake of the events in Virginia, officials in Colorado Springs are responding to a wave of anti-Semitic vandalism incidents. Some Jewish temples and cars in the parking lots were defaced with drawings of Nazi swastikas and racial slurs.
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has threatened to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal if the U.S. moves forward with additional sanctions. The sanctions were authorized after Iran performed ballistic missile tests in violation of the Iran deal.
  • The Fellowship is helping support Bat Melech, which operates the only two shelters in Israel specifically for Orthodox Jewish women, suffering from abuse. Women coming to the shelter receive meals, job training, legal advice, and emotional support that is in keeping with their religious needs and beliefs.
  • The world’s oldest man, Yisrael Kristal, passed away in Israel, just shy of his 114th birthday. Kristal had lived through two world wars and was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on a call for standing against hatred based on race, religion, or political affiliation.

Tags: Israel in the News

Previous Post

Next Post

Portrait of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Read Rabbi Eckstein’s Timeless Devotionals

Read Rabbi Eckstein’s timeless devotionals to gain a deeper understanding and perspective on the Christian faith's deep roots in the events, people, and faith of the Holy Land.

Read More
Landscape photo of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock in the foreground.

Visit Israel

Here you’ll find an array of useful information on accommodations, transportation, exchanging currency, Israel's climate and customs, and much more. So get the most out of your trip to Israel with the help of The Fellowship.

Read More

About The Fellowship (IFCJ)

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) funds humanitarian aid to the needy in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world, promotes prayer and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish state, and provides resources that help build bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews.

Read More