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.

Israel bans 20 groups that boycott it: Israel Update

On Sunday, Israel identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state. Last year, Israel enacted a law that would ban any activist who “knowingly issues a public call for boycotting…

Iranian operation uncovered; African migrant challenges: Israel Update

Israel's parliament passed an amendment that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians. The move was condemned by Palestinians as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood. The legislation requires a two-thirds…

UN opposes US recognition of Jerusalem: Israel Update

Yesterday the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning the US President Donald Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and calling on countries not to move their diplomatic missions to the city. A total of 128 countries…

US recognition of Jerusalem incites violence: Israel Update

In response to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, Israel has witnessed a surge in violence and terror attacks. An Israel border security guard was stabbed today in the West Bank. Terrorists opened fire on an Israeli passenger bus carrying students near the town of…

US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel capital; intl controversy: Israel Update

In a speech from the Oval Office on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After thoughtful deliberation from the JCRC's diverse board, we issued a statement in response to the decision. This announcement sparked controversy…