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 plans humanitarian aid for Gaza: Israel Update

Israel will submit a $1 billion plan for easing the Gaza Strip’s humanitarian crisis, which it will ask the international community to fund, at an emergency meeting on Wednesday of donor states. The plan’s centerpiece will be Israeli assistance in building infrastructure projects,…

Trump unsure of Palestinian commitment to peace: Israel Update

Meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos on Thursday, US President Donald Trump spoke unscripted about Israel and the Palestinians. In contrast to previous language last May, in Davos Trump was adamant that “Israel does want to make peace” but no longer…

Netanyahu predicts US embassy in Jerusalem within year: Israel Update

India and Israel will begin work on a free trade pact that Jerusalem has been pushing for, as Benjamin Netanyahu began the first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years. "We have had diplomatic relations for 25 years, but something different is happening now," Netanyahu said, soon…

Israel bans 20 groups that boycott it: Israel Update

On Sunday, Israel identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state. Last year, Israel enacted a law that would ban any activist who “knowingly issues a public call for boycotting…

Iranian operation uncovered; African migrant challenges: Israel Update

Israel's parliament passed an amendment that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians. The move was condemned by Palestinians as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood. The legislation requires a two-thirds…