US Embassy in Jerusalem Celebrates the Fourth

Stand for Israel  |  July 3, 2019

Marking a historic day for both America and Israel, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem this week celebrated its first Independence Day in its new location. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the event, saying, “We’re especially grateful to be here because for the very first time, it is held where it should be in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem.”

  • Earlier this week, Israel conducted airstrikes against at least ten Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria, after discovering Russian defense batteries in northern Syria.
  • Iran this week reportedly breached the Iranian stockpile limit of low-enriched uranium laid out in the 2015 nuclear deal, which the U.S. withdrew from last year.
  • As the U.S. continues to pressure Iran with economic sanctions, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu urged European powers to do the same.
  • A Dutch national rail company recently announced that it will pay tens of millions of euros in compensation for Jews being transported to Nazi death camps during World War II.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features the Fellowship’s Ami Farkas, wishing the U.S. a happy birthday.

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