August 28, 2014
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Long-term Ceasefire Deal Reached; Hamas Claims “Victory”

iitnOn the 50th day of Operation Protective Edge — Israel’s campaign to destroy Hamas’ terrorist infrastructure — a long-term ceasefire deal was reached between the Israelis and Palestinians. Hamas claimed “victory,” although Israel finds that hard to believe after it destroyed Hamas’ terrorist tunnels and reduced its rocket arsenal from 10,000 to about 2,000.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

• This is the 12th ceasefire proposal — Hamas either violated or rejected the other 11 — but observers say this one is likely to hold.
• Israelis near the Syrian border were evacuated as Islamic radical fighters overtook the U.N.-controlled border crossing.
• Ukrainian officials broke off peace talks with Russia as 1,000 heavily armed Russian troops are in Ukraine, aiding the rebel cause.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein with his thoughts on the tragic death of four-year-old Daniel Tragerman.

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