Protests and violence continue in and around Jerusalem as Palestinians react to the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Last week marked the most deadly day of Palestinian protests since the declaration.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Meanwhile, the U.N. General Assembly, in a rare emergency meeting, voted overwhelmingly to repudiate the U.S. declaration. The non-binding resolution passed by a vote of 128 to 9, with 35 nations abstaining.
- In a speech outlining his national security strategy this week, President Trump said that Israel is not the root cause of turmoil in the Middle East, placing the blame instead on Jihad-motivated terrorism.
- More than 200 Jewish immigrants from Ukraine arrived in Israel this week on a Fellowship Freedom Flight. The newcomers lit the eighth Hanukkah candle on the menorah at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.
- The terror group ISIS has called for violence around the Christmas holiday.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein addressing this “season of miracles” for both Christians and Jews.