Death Toll Rises in Nepal; Israel Sends Aid
Last weekend, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, and has now claimed more than 6,000 lives. That death toll is expected to rise, even as the devastated nation struggles to rebuild. Showing what Prime Minister Netanyahu called “the true face of Israel,” the Jewish state has sent five IDF planes and more than 250 soldiers to Nepal – to set up field hospitals, conduct rescue missions, and airlift those in need to Israeli facilities.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• Four terrorists were killed by an IDF airstrike after clashes on the Israeli-Syrian border.
• PM Netanyahu’s Likud party has reached an agreement as Israel’s new coalition government begins to form.
• Russia was caught sending air-defense systems to rebels in Ukraine – a violation of the ceasefire.
• The nuclear deal with Iran has taken center stage at this week’s Republican Jewish Leadership Summit.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on Israel’s aid to Nepal, and its commitment to being “a light unto the nations.”