US Acts Against BDS Movement

US Acts Against BDS Movement

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In a strong show of support for Israel, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed a resolution to oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that targets Israel economically. The resolution, which passed with a 398-17 vote,  also called for increased support in security aid for the Jewish state.

  • Speaking at a State Department summit to promote religious freedom last week, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the U.S. stance against anti-Semitism.
  • U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo visited Argentina this week during the 25th anniversary of a deadly terrorist attack on a Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
  • Last weekend, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made history as he became Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, surpassing David Ben-Gurion, who was the country’s first prime minister.
  • The Times of Israel reported this week that a Saudi man and prominent blogger was attacked by Palestinian aggressors on the Temple Mount for his support of the Israeli prime minister.
  • Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, said that it foiled a terror attack against Israel when they arrested an Arab-Israeli man who had made plans to blow up a hotel in the city of Ashdod. The man reportedly had become radicalized online by Hamas.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features Fellowship President Yael Eckstein on the Jewish observance of The Three Weeks.

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