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.

Past PM Peres suffers stroke; Israel and US agree on aid: Israel Update

The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in US military aid; the 10-year pact is expected to be signed this week. The deal will represent the biggest pledge of US military assistance to any country, but also involves major…

Secure Europe depends on Israel; Israel/Palestine peace talk: Israel Update

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his campaign Wednesday to convince European leaders that a strong, stable Israel is in their security interest and that in many senses Israel is not only defending itself, but Europe as well. In recent weeks Netanyahu has said in private meetings…

Iranian nuclear deal secrets; Israel polarization is threat: Israel Update

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday ratified the Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal agreed upon by the two countries’ leaders in June. On July 15, the ratification was put on delay due to the military coup attempt against Erdogan.

Responds to Gaza missile attack; improves Olympic standing: Israel Update

The Israel Air Force conducted 50 airstrikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip late Sunday night, following a rocket fired into Israel by Palestinian terrorists earlier that day. This launch marks the 14th rocket fired from Gaza into Israel in 2016 with Hamas leaders blaming Israel…

Israeli Wins Humanitarian Award; Hamas Enters Elections: Israel Update

Twenty-nine-year-old Navonel Glick, the head of Israeli international aid group IsraAID, has won the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for 2016, for his work to provide relief in areas of crisis throughout the world. IsraAID is known for its response to high-profile disasters around the globe…