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 responds to Brexit; Car ramming terror attack today: Israel Update

Brexit, the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, will have strong implications for Israel. Professor Sharon Pardo, director of the Center for European Politics and Society at Ben Gurion University of the Negev said, “When the EU is sick, Israel will suffer, it’s as simple as that.

Israel Orlando response; Propose wall to stop terror tunnels: Israel Update

In response to the tragic shooting attack in Orlando this week, Prime Minister Netanyahu released a statement naming regimes and terrorist organizations around the world that ruthlessly persecute the LGBT community. "In Syria, ISIS throws gays off rooftops. In Iran, the regime hangs gays…

Latest on Tel Aviv shooting attack: Israel Update

Four people were killed and 16 others wounded in a shooting attack at the Sarona food and shopping center in Tel Aviv Wednesday after two Palestinian gunmen opened fire. The gunmen were cousins from the West Bank village of Yatta. One of the shooters was captured by police and taken in for…

Ambassador Dennis Ross to keynote JCRC Annual Meeting: Israel Update

Ambassador Dennis Ross to keynote JCRC Annual Meeting; BDS dealt blow in Spain; presidential candidates talk Israel: Israel Update We are excited to be able to present Ambassador Dennis Ross as our keynote speaker at JCRC's 77th Annual Meeting on June 21st. Ambassador Ross led the Middle…

ISIS-related Gaza terror group claims attack responsibility: Israel Update

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in an open field near the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel late Wednesday night. Israel responded before dawn Thursday with airstrikes that “targeted two Hamas sites in the southern Gaza Strip,” the IDF said. A radical…