Israeli officials are refusing comment, but Moscow is blaming Israel for an airstrike earlier this week against a Syrian airbase outside the city of Homs. Among the 14 killed were Iranian soldiers. Since 2011, Israel has conducted dozens of airstrikes to prevent what it says is “the transfer of weapons to militant groups.”
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- In the wake of a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syria in Ghouta that killed 40, President Trump is calling for the international community to take action.
- The Middle East region is bracing for a U.S. military response to the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. Both the Russian and U.S. military in the region are on the move.
- Thursday, April 12, was Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, an observance honoring the 6 million Jews who were killed in Nazi concentration camps. Fellowship Global Executive Vice President Yael Eckstein urged Christians and Jews to not simply remember the Holocaust, but also to act to honor the lives of the survivors.
- Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Sderot in southern Israel that is often the target of terrorist rockets from Gaza. Netanyahu pledged that if attacked, Israel will strike back.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Global Executive Vice President Yael Eckstein on the importance of educating others with the truth about Israel.