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.

Frank Sinatra, Christian "Birthright," more: Israel Update

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We are grateful to the House for its overwhelming support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which will allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The bill was passed by the Senate last week and now requires ...  Read entire Israel Update here.

Lauryn Hill Cancels, "Suckers" Protest: Israel Update

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The Jewish Home Party signed a deal with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party late Wednesday night, two hours before the midnight deadline set by President Reuven Rivlin expired. Netanyahu paid a high price to secure ... Read entire Israel Update here.

Rescue in Nepal; Political Concessions: Israel Update

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Israeli aid and rescue organizations were quick to mobilize following the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal Saturday. Many Israelis were directly affected; notably young Israelis on traditional post-army trips and parents of babies born ... Read entire Israel Update here.

Carter snubbed, Uber delivers humus, more: Israel Update

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Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, began Tuesday night. For the families of the fallen from last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, this Yom HaZikaron marks their first as ... Read entire Israel Update here.

Kim & Kanye do Jerusalem, more

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On Tuesday, President Obama agreed that Congress should be able to review a final status bill with Iran. Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz called the decision “an achievement for Israeli policy.” Under the ... Read entire Israel Update here.