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.

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 >

Rabin remembered; Netanya attack; cats deported: Israel Update

100,000 Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv Saturday night commemorating the 20th anniversary of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. In Israel specifically for the occasion, former US president Bill Clinton urged Israelis to ... More >

Israelis sue Facebook; Walmart costume controversy: Israel Update

Seeking to calm tensions over the Temple Mount, Secretary of State John Kerry held separate meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah. King Abdullah suggested installing surveillance cameras ... More >

School bus attack thwarted; Hitler hysteria: Israel Update

Following a violent week that included the attempted stabbing of Israeli children aboard a school bus, Palestinian political parties have called for a "day of rage." ISIS released a Hebrew video threatening to ethnically cleanse Israel ... More >