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.

GOP debate: Kasich; Seelbach: Israel Update

Israel and the Iran deal were hot topics at Wednesday's GOP debate; while united by support for Israel, candidates were divided on Iran. A recent pledge by Senator Ted Cruz to “rip to shreds this catastrophic Iranian nuclear deal” was .... More >

Israeli Nukes & Refugee Disputes: Israel Update

Yesterday Senate Democrats successfully blocked a measure intended to prevent the Iran deal. Despite this development, House Republicans will hold three votes today—a vote of disapproval, a vote on whether the White House ... More >

Iran Veto Set; American Students Attacked: Israel Update

Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md) announced her support of the Iran bill on Wednesday. This gives President Obama the crucial 34th vote necessary for a presidential veto of a possible congressional measure of disapproval. More >

Reggae, Rockets & Donald Trump: Israel Update

A Spanish reggae festival canceled a performance by Matisyahu when the Jewish-American Reggae artist refused to issue a statement supporting Palestine. Singer Capleton, whose lyrics advocate the killing of homosexuals, was to fill ... More >

JCRC Statement on Iran; Leaked Documents; Rebellious Rabbis: Israel Update

Breaking News: This morning JCRC and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati released a statement opposing the nuclear deal with Iran.  Read it here.  (Learn about the implications of the deal in JCRC's August Speaker Series.)... More >