The U.N. Security Council is invoking a 35-year-old resolution rejecting Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israel will never give up the Golan Heights. He has maintained that the territory captured from Syria in the 1967 war has been an “integral part of the land of Israel since ancient times.”
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Israeli security forces killed two Palestinians who tried to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Jerusalem
- The Times of Israel has reported that France’s anti-Israel boycott kept them from purchasing a key piece of Israeli security software that may have thwarted last year’s terror attacks in Paris.
- Britain’s Labour Party has suspended lawmaker Naz Shah for making anti-Israel posts on social media before she was elected to Parliament.
- A Palestinian journalist was arrested last week for suspected ties to terrorist groups. Omar Nazzal has spoken out against the Israeli closure of media outlets and has been accused of incitement.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on the joys of celebrating Passover in Israel.