A Palestinian terrorist shot and killed two Israelis Thursday morning near Givat Assaf in the Binyamin region, between the towns of Beit El and Ofra. Two other people were wounded in the attack, one in critical condition and the other in serious condition.
It has been a busy 24-hours for the IDF and Israel’s other security services; in separate operations they located and neutralized the terrorist perpetrator of the Barkan Industrial Zone shooting and one of the Ofra drive-by shooting terrorists.
A delegation of high level officials and civilians from Brazil recently landed in Israel. As part of their activities, they took part in a special tree-planting in Ofra – part of Israel’s biblical heartland. The delegation arrived amid a sea-change in Brazil’s stance toward the Jewish state.
Since the days before email existed, Sondra Oster Baras, Director of Christian Friends of Israel Communities (CFOIC Heartland)’s Israel Office, has been advocating for the Biblical heartland communities of Yehuda (Judea) and the Shomron (Samaria).
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced this week that they will be firing half of their employees in Judea and Samaria in the near future and plan to shut down operations entirely in early 2019.
Miri Levi has a holiday getaway in Samaria which has been boycotted by Airbnb, even though her house is adjacent to the historical remains of an ancient Jewish village dating back to thousands of years ago.
Israelis, Arabs and others are impatiently waiting to see the “peace plan” devised by the Trump administration for Palestinian Arabs in the land beyond the 1949 Armistice Line, which was occupied by Jordan for 19 years.