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 presses US over Golan Heights: Israel Update

Israeli lawmakers urged the government to reopen talks with the United States on a defense aid deal signed in 2016 in the hope that US President Donald Trump might ease a requirement that American aid money be spent on US equipment. One component of the Obama administration deal was to phas…

Latest Gaza border clashes; US Embassy opens in Jerusalem: Israel Update 

Ongoing Palestinian protests escalated into violence along the Gaza border this week, sparking international outrage and confusion amidst this historically complex situation. The protests are part of what the demonstrators have dubbed “The Great March of Return,” scheduled month…

Iranian Forces Fire Rockets into Golan Heights: Israel Update

Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired about 20 rockets at Israeli military positions in the Golan Heights, the IDF reported. The rocket barrage late Wednesday night was the largest attack, in terms of the number of rockets fired, in the seven years of the Syrian civil war. In light of …

Flash flood south of Dead Sea kills 10 teens: Israel Update

Flash floods killed ten Israeli teenagers who were hiking south of the Dead Sea on Thursday. Nine of their bodies were found in the course of the afternoon and evening, and the tenth was discovered hours later. The 10 were in a group of 25 students on a hike organized by Tel Aviv’s Bnei Tz…