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.

Vanderbilt student victim of attack; study on Jews in Israel: Israel Update

Taylor Force, 28 years old and one of 29 students from Vanderbilt University, in Israel to learn about global entrepreneurship, was tragically killed one mile from where Vice President Joe Biden was meeting with Shimon Peres. Prime Minister Netanyahu said, “Tonight in Jaffa, a…

Ohio Legislature anti-BDS legislation; FBI report attack: Israel Update

Ohio legislators presented a House Bill this week designed to limit boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. HB 476 prohibits a state agency from contracting with a company that is boycotting Israel or disinvesting from Israel. The bill was sponsored by Speaker Rosenberger a…

Iran arms up; UK bans boycotts of Israeli goods: Israel Update

Russia is set to supply several Sukhoi Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets to Iran as part of an arms deal between the two countries, a high-ranking official in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said Wednesday.

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…