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.

Israel celebrates 70 years: Israel Update 

Following a solemn remembrance of Israel's fallen on Wednesday as part of Memorial Day commemorations, Israelis kicked off celebration of its milestone 70th anniversary on Wednesday night in Independence Day festivities at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. The ceremony, which was the biggest and mos…

Protesters launch firebombs at Gaza border: Israel Upd

Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday hurled an explosive device and firebombs at Israeli troops manning the border, during what the Israel Defense Forces described as “several attempts” to damage the fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and cross over into Israeli territory, as…

Violence erupts at Gaza boarder: Israel Update 

As of 9:30 am Friday morning, seven Palestinians were killed and some 500 were wounded by Israeli rubber bullets and live fire in the Gaza Strip, according to Hamas, in clashes between IDF troops and Palestinian rioters along Israel-Gaza border. All crossings to the West Bank and the Gaza…

Israel discloses reactor strike: Israel Update 

The Israeli military confirmed it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor. In a lengthy release, the military revealed that eight F-15 fighter jets carried out the top-secret airstrikes against the facility in the Deir el-Zour region,…

Two IDF soldiers killed in terrorist attack: Israel Update

A Palestinian driver hit four Israeli soldiers with his car Friday afternoon, killing two of them and seriously injuring the others, outside the Mevo Dotan settlement in the northern West Bank. The military confirmed that the incident was a terror attack. The driver was injured and arrested…