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.

Israeli policewoman killed; life-saving cooperation: Israel Update

One Israeli border policewoman was killed; another seriously wounded in a Jerusalem attack on Wednesday. Three assailants armed with weapons and explosives attempted to carry out a mass attack before being shot and killed at the scene

LeBron James outrage; Oberlin unrest: Israel Update

Addressing “The Situation in the Middle East,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon devoted the majority of his speech to remarks about Israel and the Palestinians while explaining Palestinian stabbing attacks as “human nature” and “Palestinian frustration.” Israeli Prime Minister Be…

MLK’s Israel legacy; mother murdered: Israel Update

An Israeli mother of six was fatally stabbed inside her home on Sunday. Dafna Meir, a 38-year-old nurse and premarital counselor from Otniel, protected her children by selflessly preventing her teenage Palestinian assailant from pulling his knife out of her body. On Monday, a pregnant Israe…

New Year’s Day attacker fatally shot; Santa Ono’s Instagram: Israel Update


The Tel Aviv New Year's Day gunman was shot and killed in Northern Israel, today, Friday afternoon. Nashat Milhem, the shooter identified on surveillance video, was tracked down in Arara where he opened fire ... More >