August 14, 2014
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Ceasefire Extended in Gaza; Talks in Cairo Continue

iitnA five-day extension of the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding – despite several rockets being fired into Israel before the extension went through. Talks for a long-term ceasefire are still ongoing in Cairo.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• A Fox News poll shows that the majority of Americans supports Israel and feels the Obama administration isn’t supportive enough. This as relations between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are deteriorating.
• The U.N. has accused both Israel and Hamas of human rights violations and is sending a delegation to investigate — a move that Israel calls a “travesty.”
• Russia has sent what it is calling an aid convoy to help civilians in Ukraine, but Ukrainian authorities remain skeptical of its purpose.
• Meanwhile, violence in Ukraine is on the rise with nearly a million refugees trying to flee from the eastern portion of the country.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Yechiel Eckstein on IFCJ’s efforts to help the embattled Jewish community in Ukraine.

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Despite the ceasefire still in place, rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza. Arutz Sheva reports that the Israeli Air Force has struck targets in Gaza in response to the rocket attacks: The Israeli Air Force has struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire this afternoon, following Prime Minister Binyamin […]

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