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 his novel, The Hope Merchant, is available on Amazon. He lives in the Golan Heights with his wife and their four children.
The Planning and Building Committee of the Jerusalem Municipality is expected to approve building permits for 176 housing units for religious Jews in the Nof Tzion neighborhood in the eastern part of Jerusalem known for being a base for anti-Jewish terror.
US Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the commander of the counter-Isis coalition in Iraq and Syria speaking from his headquarters in Baghdad via video link to the Pentagon, the general stated that the Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is most likely still alive.