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 in OTR: Israel Update

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Mayor John Cranley announced that Netanya, Israel, will become Cincinnati’s 10th sister city. Netanya has been a longtime partnership (P2G) city with Cincinnati's Jewish community (learn more). Cincinnati's new sister city relationship with Netanya ... More >

Border threats; book bashing: Israel Update

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As Syria’s Druze community finds itself in danger at the hands of rebel groups, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot reportedly said, "We will take measures to prevent a situation where refugees are massacred. Our action would be ... More >

Caitlyn Jenner invited to Tel Aviv; Orange Trouble: June 5 Israel Update

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Tel Aviv Council Member Yaniv Waizman invited Caitlyn Jenner to attend the world-famous Tel Aviv Pride Parade taking place this month. Visiting Cincinnati last year as part of the Israelity Speaker Series, Waizman shared Tel Aviv’s successful... See entire Israel Update here.

Activists Outed, Olmert Sentenced: Israel Update

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Following a period of calm, a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Tuesday night; no casualties or damage were reported. Israeli jets bombed four targets inside Gaza in response while Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned Read entire Israel Update here.

US Student Dies, Anti-BDS Bill Passes: Israel Update

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A severe heat wave hit Israel early this week; temperatures exceeded 100 degrees. The weather is cited in the death of a twenty-year-old American student who fell to her death hiking down from the Masada fortress on Tuesday.... Read entire Israel Update here.