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.

Border threats; book bashing: Israel Update

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As Syria’s Druze community finds itself in danger at the hands of rebel groups, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot reportedly said, "We will take measures to prevent a situation where refugees are massacred. Our action would be ... More >

Caitlyn Jenner invited to Tel Aviv; Orange Trouble: June 5 Israel Update

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Tel Aviv Council Member Yaniv Waizman invited Caitlyn Jenner to attend the world-famous Tel Aviv Pride Parade taking place this month. Visiting Cincinnati last year as part of the Israelity Speaker Series, Waizman shared Tel Aviv’s successful... See entire Israel Update here.

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.