A parking garage under construction in Tel Aviv collapsed early this week, killing four and injuring dozens more. 500 first responders, including an Israel Defense Forces battalion adopted by The Fellowship, joined the search-and-rescue efforts for individuals trapped in the rubble. An investigation into the collapse is underway.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- A U.S. federal appeals court overturned a New York lower court ruling that the Palestinian Authority was liable for injuries to Americans hurt in terror attacks. Attorneys for the plaintiffs called the decision a “bad precedent.”
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out against the threat of radical Islam at The Hague during a diplomatic trip to the Netherlands this week.
- Israeli officials recently took delivery of a Fellowship-funded Forward Command Vehicle that is specially equipped to respond to any disaster. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said, “This vehicle is exactly what Jerusalem needs at this time.”
- A new report says the U.S. and other world powers have negotiated a secret deal to lift some provisions of the nuclear deal with Iran.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on remembering 9/11.