News of Note
TWO WOUNDED IN TERROR ATTACK
David Stern, a former U.S. Marine, and his wife were attacked by a gun toting terrorist while driving through Huwara. David was wounded with gunshots to his head and shoulder. Stern’s wife was treated for shock.
The assailant, wounded by both Stern and IDF soldiers, was captured. Taken to a hospital he was treated and awaited questioning after being turned over to Shin Bet.
ISRAEL: WORLD’S FOURTH HAPPIEST NATION
Israel has been voted the world’s fourth happiest nation, it’s highest since its inception in 2012. The findings are based on a nation’s “personal sense of well being, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), social support, individual freedom, and levels of corruption, measured through Gallup polls in each country.”
GALLANT WARNS REFUSAL TO SERVE ENDANGERS IDF CAPABILITY
The upheaval over the Likud’s overtures toward the judiciary has led to reservists threatening not to report. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stresses “that reservists refusal to serve could harm the IDF’s capabilities.” He said, “I am working to keep the IDF above any political disagreement and to condemn any service refusal. The IDF belongs to us all and we must preserve it.”
Even with terror attacks, and political challenges, Israel achieves the fourth highest ranked country for happiness. Interestingly, the United States ranked fifteenth on the happiness scale.
(Source: The Times of Israel)