In his speech to the United Nations this week, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said that Palestinians are no longer bound to the agreements that they signed with Israel. Abbas said that Israel must assume fully its responsibilities as an "occupying power." Also this week in Israel in the News:
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his own address on Thursday, blasting member nations for remaining silent on the threat of Iran's nuclear program in what Israelis are already calling "The Speech of Silence."
• Unidentified Palestinian terrorists shot and killed an Israeli couple, parents of six children, as they drove in the West Bank. Some in Israel are blaming Abbas' speech for inciting the attack.
• Russia entered the fray in the Syrian civil war, using airstrikes on what it says are ISIS targets. U.S. intelligence reports are challenging that claim.
• On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, stone-throwing continued with Muslims lashing out at visitors at the disputed Temple Mount site.
This week's Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship's Ami Farkas on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and the lessons it teaches about security.