The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews is mourning the passing of its Founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who died Wednesday at his home in Jerusalem at age 67. A prominent leader in Israel and the U.S., Eckstein is remembered for his trailblazing work connecting Christians and Jews
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The year 2018 marked the highest number of Jews murdered due to anti-Semitism in 25 years. Thirteen Jews were killed last year, including 11 Jews in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting last fall.
Israeli warplanes carried out more airstrikes near the Syrian capital of Damascus last weekend as part of an effort to hit Iranian targets in Syria.
The U.S. military confirmed that there were four American soldiers killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria this week. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.
The Israeli Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip this week in retaliation for a rocket fired from Gaza. The rocket was intercepted and shot down by the Iron Dome defense system.