Israel Update

Our own, up-to-the-minute, weekly brief on Israel by Shep Englander, our CEO, and Jackie Congedo, Director of the JCRC. It's a five-minute-read; our goals are insight, objectivity, and careful curation of the most important, relevant, and current news.

Two Israeli police killed; water-sharing deal reached: Israel Update

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati joins with JFNA in strong condemnation of the terror attack at the Temple Mount that claimed the lives of two Israeli Druze police officers. One officer was set to celebrate his engagement next week; the other is…

20th Maccabiah games; Israelis innovate to help health: Israel Update

After 25 years of formal diplomatic relations, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made history as the Indian first prime minister to make an official visit to Israel. During his three-day visit, Israel and India have signed several agreements on cooperation in the fields of…

Egalitarian Western Wall; Israeli & Palestinian teen message: Israel Update

Federation CEO Shep Englander and Noga Maliniak, Cincinnati's representative in Israel, spoke from Jerusalem in response to a pair of decisions by Israel’s government that together could threaten the unity of the Jewish people. You can find action steps to make your voice heard on this iss…

Kushner to reaffirm peace process; covert Hezbollah activity: Israel Update

Jared Kushner, son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, and Jason Greenblatt, a top national security aide, traveled to Israel this week to discuss the peace process with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, including next steps to restarting peace talks. The trip follows Trump’s May visit to…

UN condemns Hamas tunnel; 200,000 march for Gay Pride: Israel Update

Academics of the Modern Language Association voted overwhelming on Wednesday to reject an academic boycott of Israel. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and others played an important role. The resolution stated: “Whereas endorsing the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural…