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February 11, 2016
Netanyahu Proposes Plan to Build Security Fence Around Israel
As terror attacks continue throughout Israel, and with Hamas making serious threats of a new offensive from Gaza, Israeli officials have announced plans to build a security fence around the country. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the security fence is needed to protect civilians from predators.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• The U.S. is blaming Russian bombings for forcing a new wave of Syrians to flee through Turkey and escalate the Syrian Civil War. Both the U.S. and Israel support removing Syrian President Bashar Al Assad from power, but Russia is backing the Assad regime.
• Prime Minister Netanyahu strongly condemned members of the Knesset — Israel’s parliament — who have expressed condolences to families of Palestinian terrorists.
• The Fellowship is installing more than 3,000 smoke detectors in the homes of Israel’s poorest because of the safety risk involved in using gas-powered heating in the winter.
• Israel is planning to add 30,000 work permits for Palestinians to help reduce their economic hardship.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the strong bonds between African-Americans Christians and Jews.
Last week, Israel and those who stand with her mourned the loss of Hadar Cohen, the policewoman killed in a Jerusalem terror attack. Today, Israel Hayom’s Itsik Saban tells us about the many brave women currently serving with Israel’s Border Police, keeping the Israeli people safe, especially during this time of increased violence: In this […]
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