Earlier this week, the terrorist group ISIS released a gruesome video documenting the execution of Muath al-Kasaesbeh, the Jordanian fighter pilot held by ISIS since December. Jordan’s reaction to the execution was swift as the country unleashed numerous airstrikes on ISIS targets and executed prisoners of war with links to ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• King Abdullah of Jordan cut short a visit to the U.S., vowing that “the response of Jordan will be tough — earth-shaking” in the wake of the brutal slaying.
• The crisis in Ukraine is escalating to a full-blown conflict, endangering the lives of thousands of civilians, as the U.S. considers how to intervene.
• NATO forces are scrambling to respond to Ukraine as Secretary of State John Kerry calls on Russia to do its part to end the violence.
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demands an end to the U.N. investigation of Gaza war crimes, calling the investigation biased against Israel.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on remembering Israel’s fallen soldiers.