Israel Update

Our own, up-to-the-minute, weekly brief on Israel by Jackie Congedo, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). It's a five-minute-read; our goals are insight, objectivity, and careful curation of the most important, relevant, and current news.

Israel reconnects with Muslim nation; 25k at Jerusalem pride: Israel Update

After a 49-year-break, Israel and Guinea, a majority-Muslim country in West Africa, reestablished diplomatic ties on Wednesday. Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General Dore Gold and the secretary of the Guinean president, Ibrahim Khalil Kaba, signed an official agreement on Wednesday…

Terrorism in Nice, France; one year since Iran Nuclear Deal: Israel Update

We are devastated over the recent terror attack in Nice, France during Bastille Day that killed 84 people. Reacting yet again to more terrorism in France, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “Israel stands united with France today. We offer our condolences to the French people and we…

Israel & Turkey normalize relations— hit with terror attacks: Israel Update

The Israeli Embassy in Ankara issued a condemnation of the Tuesday bombing in Turkey that killed dozens of people and injured over 140 at Istanbul's main airport. The attack came hours after Israel and Turkey signed a reconciliation deal. The embassy said, “We extend our condolences to…

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.