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.

Bomb plot foiled; ISIS attacked: Israel Update

Palestinian terrorist intentionally drove into a crowded Jerusalem bus stop on Monday wounding 14; a 15-month-old baby remains in serious condition. An armed bystander neutralized the terrorist before he could attack ... More >

Trump cancels visit; immigrants struggle: Israel Update

Marking a shared achievement for both Israel and the United States, the innovative Arrow 3 ballistic missile defense system was successfully tested on Thursday. Jointly developed with the United States, the high ... More >

US soldier honored; boycott bloopers: Israel Update

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged that Israeli forces have been operating in Syria “from time to time” during the current civil war. Previously, Israeli officials had only hinted at Israeli involvement... More >

The French connection: Israel Update

We are currently writing from Jerusalem—where we are traveling with a remarkable group of Cincinnati civic leaders to focus on Israel's approach to early childhood. Many of the participants are in Israel for the first time ... More >

Netanyahu visits Obama; labels upset Israelis: Israel Update

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington this week where he met with President Obama. Netanyahu described his meeting with the president as “one of the best meetings I’ve had with Obama.” ... More >