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.

New security strategy; possible historic handshake: Israel Update

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu this week called for a multi-year plan to increase border security given the systemic changes in terrorism and violence in the Middle East. The New York Times reported non-state actors with sophisticated weapons and technology have replaced the threat from…

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…