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.

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…

Israel wins medal and pushes for equality: Israel Update

On Tuesday night, Yarden Gerbi claimed the bronze medal at the women’s judo under-63 kilogram event, clinching Israel’s eighth medal since making its Olympic debut 64 years ago. After overcoming a tough loss to Brazil’s Mariana Silva, Gerbi beat out China’s Junxia Yang in her first…

US police train in Israel; Knesset combats racism: Israel Update

Israel and the US have made significant progress in negotiations over a 10-year American military aid package, with a final agreement expected to be signed soon, according to diplomatic and senior officials on both sides. In an apparent concession, Israel will reportedly not request…