Israeli security has caught a United Nations employee who has confessed to funneling relief funds to the terror group Hamas - funds that were used for terrorist activities.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
- Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed the United States Supreme Court for ruling that seized Iranian assets may be given to terror victims.
- American-led efforts against the Islamic State appear to be working, as 25,000 ISIS fighters have been killed in airstrikes and ground attacks over the past two years.
- The Fellowship is already preparing its annual Winter Warmth program, which provides heating, blankets, and fuel to impoverished Jews in Israel and the former Soviet Union.
- At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Israel won its first medal since 2008, thanks to the bronze-worthy performance in judo by Yarden Gerbi.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on Tisha B'Av, the solemn Jewish day of fasting which begins this Saturday at sundown.