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.

Activists Outed, Olmert Sentenced: Israel Update

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Following a period of calm, a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Tuesday night; no casualties or damage were reported. Israeli jets bombed four targets inside Gaza in response while Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned Read entire Israel Update here.

US Student Dies, Anti-BDS Bill Passes: Israel Update

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A severe heat wave hit Israel early this week; temperatures exceeded 100 degrees. The weather is cited in the death of a twenty-year-old American student who fell to her death hiking down from the Masada fortress on Tuesday.... Read entire Israel Update here.

Frank Sinatra, Christian "Birthright," more: Israel Update

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We are grateful to the House for its overwhelming support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which will allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The bill was passed by the Senate last week and now requires ...  Read entire Israel Update here.

Lauryn Hill Cancels, "Suckers" Protest: Israel Update

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The Jewish Home Party signed a deal with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party late Wednesday night, two hours before the midnight deadline set by President Reuven Rivlin expired. Netanyahu paid a high price to secure ... Read entire Israel Update here.

Rescue in Nepal; Political Concessions: Israel Update

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Israeli aid and rescue organizations were quick to mobilize following the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal Saturday. Many Israelis were directly affected; notably young Israelis on traditional post-army trips and parents of babies born ... Read entire Israel Update here.