- U.S., UK, and Australia form pro-Israel trio
- Hamas militant dies in Gaza tunnel collapse
- Montana police install mezuzah in solidarity with local Jews
- Israeli and Jewish American aid organizations deliver warm clothing to refugees
“We do not believe that it is appropriate to attack the composition of the democratically elected government of an ally,” a spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May said in response to former Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent speech, which was largely panned as anti-Israel and a step backwards for the peace process. The settlements “are far from the only problem in this conflict. In particular, the people of Israel deserve to live free from the threat of terrorism, with which they have had to cope for too long.”
Likewise, last month’s United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334—which castigated Israel—was blasted by the Australian Prime Minister as “one-sided” and “deeply unsettling.” Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said her country would have likely opposed such a measure.
Newly elected President Donald Trump has previously voiced strong support for the Jewish State, and The Israel Project wishes him great success in continuing the unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States. It seems that he may have a number of allied countries behind him.
Hamas spends an estimated $40 million of its $100 million military budget on building tunnels into Israel that can be used in future terrorist attacks. An Israeli official estimated last July that Hamas digs some six miles of tunnels every month. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, formerly the head of the research division of Israeli military intelligence and later the director general of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, told reporters last May that the tunnels were a sign that Hamas is preparing for another war against Israel. “They definitely invest a lot in making the necessary preparations so that in the next round, when they decide to start it, they will be able to inflict the heaviest damage on Israel, including through those tunnels,” he said.
During a visit to Whitefish by Orthodox rabbis from the U.S. and Canada, Rabbi Adam Scheier from Montreal asked Police Chief William Dial whether he would be interested in placing a mezuzah — a small case that holds four sections of the Bible — on his office door.
According to a social media post by Scheier, Dial said, “No, I won’t put it on my office door. I want to put in a more central location, where everyone will see it.”
Dial then proceeded to attach the mezuzah, which is made of Jerusalem stone, to a door that “every police officer passes upon entering the station,” Scheier wrote.