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Israeli Leaders React to Pending Iran Nuclear Deal

iitnAs the U.S. Congress is expected to vote soon on the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli leaders continue to express their concerns with that agreement. Sources close to Benjamin Netanyahu say the Prime Minister is confident that the American people understand the dangers of this deal.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • President Obama likely has reached the number of votes needed to ensure approval of the Iran deal despite potential rejection by Congress.
  • Meanwhile, Republican and Democrats lawmakers opposed to the deal are already looking into other ways to impact how the agreement is carried out.
  • The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a raid this week in the West Bank in search of a wanted Hamas operative.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yael Eckstein on the everyday fears Israeli children face.

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Friday, September 4th, 2015 at 8:15 AM  | Stand for Israel

Iran Unveils New Ballistic Missile, Plans for More Arms

iitnThe Iranian government unveiled a new ballistic missile this week, and announced plans for purchasing more arms from Russia. Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said his country “will buy, sell and develop any weapons and not ask for permission or abide by any resolution.”

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• British diplomats, speaking at the reopening of their embassy in Tehran, said Iranian leaders are softening their stance toward Israel — a claim Iran’s state news outlet said was false.
• The Russian government has jailed two Ukrainians on what the U.S. State Department is calling trumped up terror charges.
• The Islamic State (ISIS) has destroyed yet another ancient site in Syria dating back to the Roman era.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the heroes who stood up to evil.

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

AP Uncovers Secret Deal between UN, Iran on Nuclear Inspections

iitnThe Associated Press discovered a secret deal between Iran and the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency that would allow the Iranians to inspect one of their own military sites. The U.S. and Israel suspect that the Parchin military site is used for nuclear research.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• Iran also has entered into talks with Russia over arms trades, with Iranians announcing they will purchase surface-to-air missiles from Russia.
• Despite growing fears of anti-Semitism in Europe, a pro-Israel event in Paris was held without incident.
• The terror group Islamic Jihad launched four rockets into northern Israel from Syria, prompting a quick artillery response from the Israel Defense Forces.
• African American church communities are rallying to support their long-time supporter and ally, Israel.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the historic ties between the African American church and Israel.

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Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 5:28 PM  | Stand for Israel

The Fellowship Rallies Christians and Jews to Oppose Iran Nuclear Deal

iitnAs heated debate continues over the Iran nuclear deal, The Fellowship has launched an interfaith campaign to oppose the agreement. More than 50,000 messages have been sent to U.S. lawmakers in every congressional district. To send your message, visit SayNoNukes.com.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• News agencies in Iran are reporting that threats of military action from the U.S. are openly mocked by Iranian leaders.
• Documents leaked online reveal that Palestinian officials have misused public funds for personal benefit.
• In Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels have launched their biggest offensive since February against Ukrainian government forces.
• GOP presidential candidates gave a “shout out” to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during a recent primary debate.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on the realities of terror for Israel’s children.

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Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 10:20 PM  | Stand for Israel

Netanyahu Takes Anti-Nuke Deal Message to US Jewish Leaders

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed U.S. Jewish leaders via a webcast earlier this week to explain why the Iran nuclear deal is bad. Fellowship supporters have sent more than 50,000 letters urging U.S. lawmakers to reject the Iran deal.

Also this week in Israel in the News:
• Debate over the Iran nuclear deal continues as the U.S. Congress vote looms.
• Israeli police are cracking down on Jewish extremists in the wake of a violent week.
The Fellowship is helping Druze refugees in Jordan who have fled the violence in Syria.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on how Israel is united against acts by extremists.

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at 5:00 PM  | Tanaja Williams

Israeli Airstrike in Syria Kills Notorious Terrorist

iitnNotorious Lebanese terrorist and former Palestinian Liberation Front officer Samir Kuntar was killed Wednesday along with four other fighters in an IDF airstrike in Syria. In 1979 Kuntar led a raid attempting to kidnap a family of four in Israel, brutally killing the father and daughter. It’s considered one of the most horrific attacks in Israeli history.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• U.S. Senator Ted Cruz proposed an addendum to the nuclear deal that would require Iran to recognize Israel.
• To ease relations between Israel and the U.S., the White House has confirmed that Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be paroled in November.
• Russia will veto a U.N. resolution to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the need to stand together against Iran.

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Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 5:00 AM  | Stand For Israel

US, 5 Nations Approve Nuclear Deal With Iran

iitn While the United States and five other countries have approved the nuclear deal with Iran, Israel and many American pro-Israel groups remain strongly opposed. On Monday, the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved the deal. The U.S. Congress is expected to vote on the deal in mid-September.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• Some international nuclear experts question the verification process included in the deal, saying Iran could still perform undetected small-scale weapons research.
• Israeli warplanes struck targets in the Gaza Strip after the latest barrage of rockets from Gaza.
• Lou Lenart, a U.S. Marine Corps pilot and Israeli war hero, died at his home in Israel at 94.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features Yonit Rothchild on speaking out in defense of Israel.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM  | Tanaja Williams

Nuclear Deal with Iran Reached

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The United States and five other world powers have agreed to a controversial nuclear deal with Iran. Neighboring countries are now scrambling to develop their own nuclear programs.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the nuclear deal with Iran “a historic mistake.”
  • ISIS is threatening Hamas for not closely following Islamic law and is trying to provoke them into another war with Israel.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 5:00 PM  | Tanaja Williams

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Extended Again

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Iran’s growing demands took nuclear negotiations past yet another deadline Tuesday. Iran is now asking for an end to UN missile sanctions with U.S. officials becoming critical of the protracted talks.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his growing concern on ISIS terrorist attacks that are increasingly coming closer to Israel’s borders.
• ISIS terrorists launch rockets into southern Israel as part of their attacks in Sinai.
• Israeli intelligence reported that Hamas and ISIS are now collaborating.
• Arial footage has revealed a large troop buildup in Russia along its border with Ukraine.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features Ami Farkas on fasting and waiting on God.

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Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 5:00 AM  | Tanaja Williams

The Fellowship Responds to Druze Refugee Crisis in Syria

iitn The Fellowship is providing aid to more than 50 Druze refugee families who fled Syria for Jordan to escape the violence. Founder and President of The Fellowship Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein says the Druze people are “true partners to Israel’s security and wellbeing.”

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• Nuclear talks deadline is extended as Iran hardens its stance against inspections and research limits.
• NATO allies and the U.S. pledge support to defend Eastern Ukraine with plans for a “rapid response force.”
• Holocaust hero Nicolas Winton, who helped rescue hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis, died this week at the age of 106

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship‘s Yael Eckstein on a shared love for freedom.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 2:00 PM  | Stand for Israel