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.

Violence erupts at Gaza boarder: Israel Update 

As of 9:30 am Friday morning, seven Palestinians were killed and some 500 were wounded by Israeli rubber bullets and live fire in the Gaza Strip, according to Hamas, in clashes between IDF troops and Palestinian rioters along Israel-Gaza border. All crossings to the West Bank and the Gaza…

Israel discloses reactor strike: Israel Update 

The Israeli military confirmed it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor. In a lengthy release, the military revealed that eight F-15 fighter jets carried out the top-secret airstrikes against the facility in the Deir el-Zour region,…

Two IDF soldiers killed in terrorist attack: Israel Update

A Palestinian driver hit four Israeli soldiers with his car Friday afternoon, killing two of them and seriously injuring the others, outside the Mevo Dotan settlement in the northern West Bank. The military confirmed that the incident was a terror attack. The driver was injured and arrested…

Netanyahu at AIPAC; Israel US cooperate on defense exercise: Israel Update 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was welcomed with a resounding ovation at the AIPAC conference in Washington DC, where he gave a 30-minute speech on “the good, the bad, and the beautiful” in Israel and the region. Netanyahu steered completely clear of his legal woes piling up…

How schools in Israel keep students safe: Israel Update 

The US Department of Justice announced the indictment of JCC bomb threat perpetrator, Michael Ron David Kadar, who holds dual US and Israeli citizenship, in three jurisdictions for hate crimes and other offenses. The indictment from Florida charges Kadar with hate crimes as a result of…