Tourism numbers are down in Israel, as the recent violence in the region has kept some away. But that didn’t stop Christians from all across the globe from traveling to Bethlehem this Christmas.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• Clashes between Israeli Border Police and violent Palestinian protesters marred peaceful Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem.
• Iraqi troops took back the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State, as the fight against ISIS continues.
• An American journalist being held in an Iranian prison was allowed to visit with his family, though he is no nearer to being released.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein blessing the new year.