Citing a 1955 treaty, the U.N. International Court of Justice has ruled that the U.S. must ensure that the reinstatement of sanctions against Iran does not impede Iranian access to certain humanitarian supplies and does not impact aviation safety. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. was terminating that treaty, and that the sanctions already have provisions for humanitarian aid and air safety.
- The Iranian Revolutionary Guard launched a series of missiles this week into eastern Syria in response to an attack last month on a military parade in southern Iran that killed 24.
- More violent clashes have erupted along the Gaza-Israeli maritime border this week, injuring 93 people. In a new type of protest, Palestinian fishermen are driving boats toward Israeli troops along the border.
- During his speech last week before the U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called out the International Atomic Energy Agency for inaction against nuclear facilities in Iran.
- During the High Holy Days this year, The Fellowship provided food and clothing to the many “lone soldiers” in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) — soldiers from around the world who have no family in Israel.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on celebrating the holidays joyfully in the midst of tragedy.