Notorious Lebanese terrorist and former Palestinian Liberation Front officer Samir Kuntar was killed Wednesday along with four other fighters in an IDF airstrike in Syria. In 1979 Kuntar led a raid attempting to kidnap a family of four in Israel, brutally killing the father and daughter. It’s considered one of the most horrific attacks in Israeli history.
Also this week in Israel in the News:
• U.S. Senator Ted Cruz proposed an addendum to the nuclear deal that would require Iran to recognize Israel.
• To ease relations between Israel and the U.S., the White House has confirmed that Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard will be paroled in November.
• Russia will veto a U.N. resolution to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.
This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Founder and President Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on the need to stand together against Iran.