One Hamas operative and a civilian worker were reportedly killed last night in a smuggling tunnel after Egyptian forces identified the opening and pumped poisonous gas in response.
“Forests, like the nation of Israel, are made up of many trees,” said Chaim Silberstein, Amiad’s grandfather. “A beautiful sapling, prematurely born to my daughter and son-in-law, was brutally murdered and deprived of the opportunity to grow and flourish,” Silberstein continued. “Although Amiad Yisrael did not merit to become a tall and proud tree in the nation of Israel, planting a forest in his memory will both help to perpetuate the memory of his short but meaningful life, as well as plant hope.”
When Breaking Israel News spoke to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaim Justice to the Nations (PJTN), she was in a fiery mood. “In a really busy week,” she remarked, “we will maybe send out four calls-to-action emails; on Monday alone, I sent out six.” That was the main thread of our lengthy and detailed conversation, the return and growth of the scourge of antisemitism in American life; in schools, on college campuses and yes, even in the church.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed John Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (NSA) to Jerusalem and impressed upon him – particularly in light of the announcement to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria – about the need for Israel to maintain sovereignty over its part of the Golan Heights.