While an elderly priest was celebrating Mass at a Catholic church in Normandy, France, two ISIS terrorists entered the church, took hostages, and slit the priest's throat. Eighty-six-year-old Reverend Jacques Hamel was killed. At least one of the suspects was a known terror threat.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- In the wake of these recent terror attacks in France, a member of the French Parliament and envoy to Israel, Mier Habib, said the country should look to Israel for strategies to stop terror.
- An Israeli raid in the West Bank has killed a Palestinian terrorist who is believed to have murdered a Jewish rabbi in a drive-by shooting earlier this month.
- The Fellowship dedicated a new Ethiopian Spiritual Center in Rehovot, Israel, that is designed to help Jewish Ethiopians who have made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) maintain their unique religious and cultural traditions. The Fellowship has built 23 Ethiopian spiritual centers throughout Israel.
- The Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, has passed a bill to oust any lawmakers who incite violence or racism against the state.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on the growing wave of terror attacks in Europe.