The bloody month of terror attacks continues in Jerusalem this week with numerous reports of stabbings, shootings, and rock-throwing attacks. In one incident, a vehicle driven by Israeli soldiers was hit by rocks. When the soldiers got out to inspect the damage, they were rammed and hit by another vehicle driven by Palestinian terrorists.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• The Fellowship is donating an Emergency Command Center vehicle to the city of Jerusalem to help with the ongoing crisis and other emergencies.
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for peace between both sides, meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss positive steps toward peace. Kerry will meet with Palestinian leaders this weekend.
• The controversial Iran nuclear deal, negotiated between Tehran and other world powers, took effect on Sunday.
• The Washington Post’s journalist Jason Rezaian was convicted this week before an Iranian court on charges of espionage. The Post called the verdict “an outrageous injustice.”
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on the “new normal” of life in Israel.