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December 18, 2014
Palestinians Prepare U.N. Resolution to Force Israel from West Bank
While 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.
In Israel, Christians are not required to enlist in the IDF. Yet The Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum advocates a shared destiny between Jews and Christians for the benefit of Israel. The forum sees special value in the IDF recruitment of Israeli Christians, both to participate in the defense of the Jewish state and to promote […]
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