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March 6, 2014
President Obama Hosts Israeli Prime Minister in Washington
Earlier this week, President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the ongoing peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The President urged the Prime Minister to make tough decisions that would lead to a peaceful coexistence of the two states.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• Following that meeting, Netanyahu addressed AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobbying group in the U.S., strongly condemning Iran for standing on the wrong side of the world’s moral divide.
• On Wednesday Israel intercepted a shipment of Syrian-made rockets heading from Iran to Palestinian terrorists in Gaza, underscoring Netanyahu’s remarks to AIPAC.
• Meanwhile, Israel remains reticent to pull back on settlements in the West Bank because of its past experience.
• A spokesman for the Israeli Prime Minister expressed Israel’s frustration with the peace talks.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and CEO, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, on the dangerous situation for the Jewish community with the ongoing unrest in Ukraine.
In the early hours this morning, the IDF stopped an Iranian ship trying to smuggle weapons to terrorists in the Gaza Strip. See footage of the operation here: The IDF has posted more information on its blog, including a video explaining what was seized and how the operation protects the Holy Land: “The IDF will […]
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