A Palestinian terrorist last weekend opened fire on bystanders waiting at a light-rail stop in Jerusalem. Two people were killed in the attack, and at least five were wounded. The attacker was a 39-year-old Palestinian man with ties to the terror group Hamas.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- On Thursday, a United Nations resolution was passed that declared the Western Wall a solely Muslim holy site. Israeli officials say the resolution is designed to undermine the ancient Jewish ties to Jerusalem’s holy sites in the eyes of the international community.
- The Israeli intelligence agency, the Shin Bet, thwarted a major suicide bombing this week. The suspected Hamas terror operative had been monitored by the Shin Bet for weeks.
- A recent report from the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation revealed that Israeli children are the second-poorest in the developed world. According to the study, one in four Israeli children will grow up poor.
- The U.S. State Department denounced a recent Russian airstrike on the rebel-held portions of Aleppo in Syria, in which 15 rebels were killed.
- A Fellowship-supported charity helps elderly immigrants to Israel stay active and pay their bills.
- The world’s oldest man recently celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in Israel, 100 years after the fact. The Polish-born Yisrael Kristal, 113, survived both World Wars and Auschwitz.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on celebrating the Feast of the Tabernacles, or Sukkot.