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Jewish WWI Vet Receives Posthumous Medal of Honor

U.S. Army Sgt. William Shemin, a Jewish-American soldier who fought in World War I, received the Medal of Honor this week for his heroism during the war. Shemin passed away in 1973; he may have been denied the award during his lifetime for racial reasons.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• More rockets from Gaza were launched into southern Israel this week, prompting Israel to retaliate with airstrikes.
• An international report released this week indicated that Iran’s nuclear stockpile is increasing, while the U.S. and Israel disagree on whether military action against Iran is an option.
• The U.N. called for peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians to resume.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on the Jewish people’s connection to Israel as home.

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