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November 20, 2014
5 Killed in Terror Attack in Jerusalem Synagogue
Four 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.
In the wake of this summer’s conflict, Israel has seen a rise in terrorist attacks, including the horrific scene at a Jerusalem synagogue this week. Now The Jerusalem Post is reporting that three Palestinians have been charged with planning to use rocket-propelled grenades to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman: The IDF West Bank Prosecution […]
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