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Palestinians Prepare U.N. Resolution to Force Israel from West Bank

iitnWhile several European powers have recently voted to recognize a Palestinian state — a vote that is largely symbolic — Palestinians are getting ready to ask the U.N. to vote on a resolution demanding that Israel vacate lands that they claim as theirs. If passed, the resolution itself would also be symbolic, but could allow the UN to dictate negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• The Israeli embassy in Greece was attacked this week in a drive-by shooting, but no one was injured in the attack.
• Unrest in the West Bank continues as Palestinians respond to the death of an official during a demonstration at an Israeli settlement building last week.
• Russia’s economy is on the brink of crisis — all because of Western sanctions due to its actions in Ukraine.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on the pending elections of a new government in Israel.

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 8:16 PM  | Stand for Israel

Reported Israeli Airstrikes in Syria Target Terrorist Weapons

iitnVideo footage has been released online showing Israeli airstrikes in Syria targeting shipments of advanced weapons believed to be heading from Damascus to Hezbollah fighters in neighboring Lebanon. The Israeli government has neither confirmed nor denied the attacks, but Israel carried out similar airstrikes since the revolt against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad began three years ago.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• A Palestinian cabinet member has died in clashes between Israeli military and Palestinian protestors over Temple Mount access and other issues. The cause of death is being investigated.
• The Obama administration is backing away from earlier statements saying it was considering sanctions against Israel for settlement building.
• An Israeli student was stabbed earlier this week in a Jewish center in Brooklyn. The attacker was shot and killed by the NYPD after refusing to surrender his weapon.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on Hanukkah and its relevance to Israel today.

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Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

France Recognizes Palestinian State in Non-binding Vote

iitnFrance became the latest nation to adopt a non-binding resolution recognizing a Palestinian state, joining Spain, Ireland, and Great Britain. None of these votes officially recognize Palestinian statehood, but rather were adopted to put pressure on both Israelis and Palestinians to resume peace negotiations.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• Terrorist attacks continued inside Israel this week with two separate stabbing incidents in the West Bank.
• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two of his senior officials this week — a move which will send Israelis back to the polls for new elections.
• U.S. officials are considering supplying Ukraine with arms to fight pro-Russian forces.
• U.S.-led coalition to fight the terrorist group ISIS is now 60-nations strong, while Iran launched its own attack against ISIS.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on the current tensions in Israel.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

EU Vote to Recognize Palestinian Statehood Postponed

iitnA vote in the European Union to recognize Palestinian statehood has been postponed — thanks, in part, to the hard work by Israeli delegates who fought for more time to change minds. The vote will now take place in mid-December. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called recognition of a Palestinian state “a grave mistake.”

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• The deadline to reach an agreement between Western nations and Iran over its nuclear program was extended after talks broke down this week. The new deadline is set for the end of June 2015.
• The U.S. continues to pressure Russia to honor its side of the peace agreement it struck with Ukraine this fall by adhering to the ceasefire and removing military forces.
• With tensions mounting in the West Bank region, Hamas has reportedly test-fired rockets into the Mediterranean Sea — a move that some in Israel see as a show of force.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and president, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, with a message of thanksgiving for Christian support for Israel.

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Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

5 Killed in Terror Attack in Jerusalem Synagogue

iitnFour morning worshipers and one police officer were killed in a brutal daytime attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem earlier this week. The attack was carried out by two Palestinian terrorists armed with an axe, knife, and pistols. Police said it was the bloodiest day in Jerusalem in years.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• President Obama at a press conference reacted strongly to the attacks, calling them a tragedy for both countries. Three of the five killed were Americans.
• On the same day the attack took place, a study was released showing that globally, terrorist attacks are sharply on the rise.
• Despite recent media reports of friction between the U.S. and Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said his country’s relationship with America is “very, very strong.”

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and president, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, on these recent terrorist attacks.

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

Violence in Israel Escalates with More Car Attacks, Stabbings

iitnAs tensions continue over access to the holy sites in Jerusalem, terrorist attacks against Israelis are also escalating, with car attacks and stabbings on the rise. Earlier this week, two Israelis were stabbed to death by Palestinian terrorists in separate attacks.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• Responding to these attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has accused Palestinian President Abbas of helping to incite the violence.
• During a recent international summit in China, President Obama and Russian President Putin discussed the crisis in Ukraine with little progress.
• Israeli surgeons perform groundbreaking brain surgery that could benefit many.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and president, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, on Israel’s latest terror threat – the so-called “car intifada.”

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

1 Killed in Hamas Terrorist “Car Attacks”

iitnAn Israeli police officer was killed this week in the second of a series of Hamas terrorist “car attacks” in Jerusalem. A third attack in which a car slammed into several IDF soldiers on the West Bank is under investigation as to whether it was actually an accident.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• An assassination attempt on Israeli activist Yehuda Glick last week has sparked numerous protests on the West Bank and the Temple Mount. Glick is calling for Temple Mount access for Jews.
• After Israeli police shot and killed the suspect in the Glick assassination attempt, Palestinian protestors clashed with police over the Temple Mount access issue throughout the week.
• In the aftermath of reports on deteriorating relations between Israel and the U.S., Obama administration officials insisted this week that the relationship is strong.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on why young Palestinian men may find a life of terrorism attractive.

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Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

U.S.-Israel Relations Called a “Crisis That Must Be Fixed”

iitnWhile the U.S. has historically been Israel’s closest ally, the Israeli press is reporting that the relationship has soured in recent weeks — enough so that Israel’s finance minister is calling it a “crisis that must be fixed.” The rift is growing wider as U.S. officials are denouncing Israel’s plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• After recent attacks in Canada and the U.S., there is a growing concern among both governments of “lone wolf terrorists” who already live in their countries.
• Pro-Russian rebels plan their own elections after Ukrainian citizens elected a pro-Western parliament.
• An Israeli citizen was killed fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on the Palestinian Authority’s recent law banning sale and rental of property to its enemies.

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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

Two Dead in Canada from Attacks by Islamic Radicals

iitnTwo Canadians were killed this week in two separate attacks by Islamic radicals. In the latest incident, a guard was shot dead during a shooting spree at Canada’s National War Memorial and Parliament building. Earlier in the week, a soldier was killed in a deliberate hit-and-run. Both attackers were known affiliates of extreme Islam.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• In Jerusalem, an infant girl was killed and several others were injured when a Palestinian man with ties to Hamas drove his car into a train station. Officials are calling it a terrorist attack.
• Two IDF soldiers were wounded in the Sinai Peninsula after anti-tank missile and gunshots were fired by attackers from Egypt.
• The newly elected Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met last week with Russian officials during a diplomatic summit in Italy. Talks focused on a more solid peace pact.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein with thoughts on Israel’s unflinching kindness.

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:49 PM  | Stand for Israel

British Parliament Votes to Recognize “Palestine” in Symbolic Vote

iitnThe British House of Commons voted in a landslide to formally recognize the state of Palestine in hopes that it will encourage a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians. Israel, however, has maintained that such a move “actually undermines the chances to reach a real peace.”

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• While the international community has pledged billions to rebuild Gaza, Israel remains wary of how the money will ultimately be used.
• The U.S. and other nations are refusing to acknowledge any independence referendum by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
• The U.S. and its coalition partners continue the airstrike campaign against ISIS, yet the terrorist group continues its advances in Syria and Turkey.
• While President Obama says that the airstrikes are working, others are calling for more action on the part of the U.S. against ISIS.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas with reflections on Simchat Torah, a celebration of the gift of God’s Word to His people.

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:00 PM  | Stand for Israel

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Rabbi’s Commentary
Answering His Call, Faithfully and Joyfully

2014 has certainly been a year of struggles. But those challenges have been answered by God, and by His faithful followers. The Fellowship and our generous friends have been able to offer assistance to those who need it most, from the Holy Land to the former Soviet Union, and we look hopefully to the coming year as one of peace, prosperity, and repairing the world.


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