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April 11, 2014
Israel Freezes Contact with Palestinians
Israeli leaders have suspended any contact with their Palestinian counterparts in response to a Palestinian push to join U.N. agencies as a state of Palestine — a move that was prohibited during peace talks. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insists that peace talks aren’t over yet.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• Israel, however, is deeply disappointed by remarks from Secretary Kerry that appeared to lay the primary blame for the failure of the peace talks on Israel.
• Kerry also recently faced questions from the U.S. Senate about the deal that the U.S. and its allies struck with Iran over its nuclear program.
• Meanwhile, Israel launched a spy satellite that will allow it to watch Iran and other hostile militant groups in the Middle East.
• As the number of people affected by the conflict in Syria continues to grow, the Syrian Civil War has been called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.
• The Fellowship’s CEO and founder, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, was recently honored with the Jerusalem Post Award for his work in building bridges between Christian and Jewish communities around the world.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas on the Palestinians’ stubborn refusal to accept Israel as a Jewish state.
Before celebrating Passover with his own family, Rabbi Eckstein attended a Fellowship-funded seder for IDF lone-soldiers — who came to Israel as immigrants and have no family with whom to share such holidays. We wish a joyous Passover to these brave men and women, as well as all those around the world preparing to celebrate […]
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