U.S. President Donald Trump will make his first diplomatic trip overseas next week, stopping in Israel on Monday. During his visit, Trump plans to visit the Western Wall, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit that site.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Despite promising to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during his campaign, President Trump confirmed on Wednesday that a move was not imminent. White House officials say the decision was made because “we’re not looking to provoke anyone when everyone’s playing really nice.”
- Meanwhile, another Israeli police office was stabbed in a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City last weekend. The Palestinian attacker was neutralized, and later died from his wounds. The police officer was taken to the hospital with stab wounds to the head and upper body.
- The Fellowship-sponsored Shanti House for youth was recently featured on CNN. The non-profit organization has helped more than 46,000 Israeli children without parental care by providing food, shelter, medicine, and education.
- David Friedman was recently sworn in as the new U.S. ambassador to Israel this week. Calling it the “greatest honor” of his life, Friedman pledged to strengthen and enhance the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein on remembering Jerusalem.