Three Israeli soldiers were shot this week at a security checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The attacker, a Palestinian police officer, opened fire with his AK-47, seriously wounding one solider. The attacker was shot and killed when the soldiers returned fire.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a non-profit sector newspaper, named The Fellowship as one of the top 400 American charities, ranking it at number 207. The Fellowship also was placed in the top 50 international charities by the group.
- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and VP candidate Mike Pence addressed a gathering of American voters in Jerusalem via a video message just days before the U.S. election.
- Iraqi Special Forces are moving into the once ISIS-held city of Mosul and have met with heavy resistance. Mosul is the last ISIS stronghold inside Iraq.
- Israeli officials have decided to relax fishing restrictions off the coast of Gaza just in time for the fishing season.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein with his thoughts on the upcoming U.S. election.