The White House this week decided not to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal, but agreed to remain in the coalition of nations responsible for hammering out the agreement. President Trump is asking for new sanctions on Iran, and a renegotiation of terms.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Israel is following the U.S. lead in pulling out of UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural body, citing its history of anti-Israel bias. In July, UNESCO passed a resolution denying Israeli sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount.
- The Israeli cabinet unanimously voted not to return to peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority until Hamas agrees to completely disarm and recognize the state of Israel. The terror group recently agreed to a unity pact with the Palestinian Authority, but the agreement did not discuss disarming Hamas.
- Tuesday was the International Day of Poverty, and The Fellowship highlighted how it is responding to the continuing need to serve Israel’s poor and elderly through its programs and services.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein on helping Israel’s minority communities.