Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz is a features writer for Breaking Israel News. He made Aliyah to Israel in 1991 and served in the IDF as a combat medic. Berkowitz studied Jewish law and received rabbinical ordination in Israel. He has worked as a freelance writer and two works of fiction, The Hope Merchant and Dolphins on the Moon, are available on Amazon. He lives in the Golan Heights with his wife and their four children.
An Israeli security guard was seriously wounded by a Palestinian in a stabbing attack near the Western Wall in the old city of Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon. The terrorist was shot and killed by an Israeli policeman.
The IDF reported the detonation of an explosive device on Saturday on the border fence separating Israel from Gaza. No Israeli troops were in the vicinity at the time of the explosion and no injuries or damage was reported.
At a conference for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Rome on Thursday, the organization received pledges for $100 million but a pending shortfall of $350 million still leaves the agency facing the worst financial crisis in its 68-year history.