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.

Continued terror attacks on Israel: Israel Update

Southern Israel weathered a number of terror attacks originating from the Gaza Strip this week. Rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel early in the week, many of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system. No casualties were sustained, though some damage occurred to Israeli c…

UN shows anti-Israel bias over Gaza violence: Israel Update

The UN General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its “excessive use of force,” after narrowly rejecting a US demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza’s Hamas rulers. The narrow defeat reflected increas…

Gazan arson attacks destroy Israeli livelihoods: Israel Update

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned terrorist groups in Gaza that Israel would retaliate for a wave of arson attacks that have burned some 2,224 acres of forests and agricultural fields in Israeli communities adjacent to the Palestinian territory. Fires caused by kites and he…

Gaza militants launch mortars and rockets against Israel: Israel Update

Gaza militants launched their heaviest barrage against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war, prompting Israeli military response. On Tuesday 70 rockets and mortar bombs rained down on Israel and three Israeli soldiers were wounded by shrapnel. Israeli sirens warning of imminent rocket a…

Israel presses US over Golan Heights: Israel Update

Israeli lawmakers urged the government to reopen talks with the United States on a defense aid deal signed in 2016 in the hope that US President Donald Trump might ease a requirement that American aid money be spent on US equipment. One component of the Obama administration deal was to phas…