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.

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…

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