New Elections Called as Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition

Stand for Israel  |  May 31, 2019

For the first time in the nation’s history, Israeli leaders are calling for new elections as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed in his efforts to form a governing coalition. Elections will be held on September 17.

  • Also this week, the U.S. continues to pressure Iran, this time in response to an attack on U.S.-bound oil tankers earlier this month.
  • The Israel Defense Force (IDF) launched air strikes this week against Syria after an IDF fighter jet encountered anti-aircraft fire during a routine flight.
  • Fires in southern Israel last week, some caused by incendiary balloons launched from Gaza, completely destroyed a village of 250 people. In response, The Fellowship has partnered with families to raise $325,000 to help rebuild the town.
  • A rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Germany has led to calls for caution among its Jewish citizens.
  • A group of teenage boys from a Jewish yeshiva high school in Boston aided in the rescue of a man who was drowning in a reservoir. The teens later discovered that the man had a tattoo of a swastika on his hand.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features Fellowship President Yael Eckstein on Jerusalem Day, which is Sunday, June 2.

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