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Netanyahu Affirms Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

PM Netanyahu speaking in front of Israeli flags, May 2016 (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

With Jerusalem Day commemorating the reunification of the city under Israeli rule on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted a recent U.N. resolution that ignored Jewish ties to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. Speaking before the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), Netanyahu said, “Our roots here are deeper than other peoples’.”

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • Israeli fighter jets hit two Hamas sites in southern Gaza this week after a rocket was fired toward Israel from Gaza. No injuries resulted from either attack.
  • A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Fallujah, where ISIS is using as many as 20,000 children as human shields from advancing Iraqi forces.
  • The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein is on a speaking tour of Brazil to bring his message and mission to Christians in that country. The Fellowship recently opened its newest office in Sao Paulo.
  • More than 2,000 people attended the first-ever conference against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement this week at the United Nations. The conference was sponsored by Israel’s Envoy to the U.N. and several pro-Israel organizations.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on hosting a group of African-American pastors touring the Holy Land for Shabbat.

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