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So far a cease-fire in Syria is holding, but U.N. officials remain skeptical. Officials say the Syrian government has a lot to prove to show that they are sincere about keeping the peace.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • Iran stands defiant over sanctions against its nuclear program, saying it has enough to cash to manage for three years without selling any oil.
  • Meanwhile, new international talks over Iran’s nuclear program are expected to begin this weekend at the United Nations.
  • Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are expected to resume in the coming weeks.
  • A Ukrainian Jew remains in critical condition after an anti-Semitic attack.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and President of The Fellowship, on the very real threat Iran poses to the people of Israel — and to the West.