Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., is making the case against President Trump certifying that Iran is complying with major components of the 2015 nuclear agreement. This after Iran recently conducted ballistic missile tests and refused to allow nuclear inspectors into its military sites. Such a claim could set off congressional debate about the nuclear deal. The Trump administration must certify next month whether Iran is complying.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the new school year this week by criticizing Palestinian monuments to terrorists who have killed Israelis. Such monuments teach children to hate, Netanyahu said.
- After a three-month campaign, U.S.-backed rebel fighters in Syria have taken back control of Raqqa, a city that had been an ISIS stronghold.
- The Fellowship welcomed its 10,000th immigrant home to Israel since it began its own aliyah operation (immigration to Israel) in 2014.
- The state of Israel is sending $1 million in aid to the Jewish community in Houston, following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey. The money is earmarked to rebuild synagogues and community centers that were hit by severe flooding.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild with lessons from the forest of Oz VeGaon.