This week marked Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day. On Wednesday, Israel Memorial Day, the nation of Israel paused to honor its fallen veterans and victims of terror with a moment of silence. That day is immediately followed by Israel Independence Day, marking the day 67 years ago when Israel received her statehood.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• Negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran are underway again with discussions aimed at completing a full accord by the end of June.
• International groups fear that the fragile ceasefire in Ukraine between Russian-backed rebels and government forces is breaking down. According to the U.N. more than 6,000 have died in the conflict this year.
• Re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been given an extension to put together a new national government. If he fails to do so, the president can ask another Knesset member to form a government.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on the “hidden heroes” who represent the freedom of living in Israel.