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Thousands Celebrate Easter, Good Friday in Jerusalem

Easter in Jerusalem, 2019 (Photo: screenshot)

Thousands of Christians from around the world gathered in Jerusalem last week to celebrate Good Friday and Easter. On Good Friday, Christians participated in a procession in the Old City, carrying wooden crosses and following the 14 Stations of the Cross.

  • On Sunday in Sri Lanka, a terror attack directed at Christians while celebrating Easter left hundreds dead and more than 500 wounded. ISIS has claimed responsibility.
  • Israel has offered assistance to authorities in Sri Lanka. The U.S. has also offered support to Sri Lanka.
  • The U.S. is ramping up pressure on Iran, targeting its oil exports, discontinuing waivers that allowed eight countries to buy oil from the Islamic Republic.
  • Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced this week that Israel plans to name a community in the Golan Heights after President Trump in honor of his recognition of the Golan as Israeli territory.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features the Fellowship’s President Yael Eckstein on being prepared for war.

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