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.

UN opposes US recognition of Jerusalem: Israel Update

Yesterday the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning the US President Donald Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and calling on countries not to move their diplomatic missions to the city. A total of 128 countries…

US recognition of Jerusalem incites violence: Israel Update

In response to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital last week, Israel has witnessed a surge in violence and terror attacks. An Israel border security guard was stabbed today in the West Bank. Terrorists opened fire on an Israeli passenger bus carrying students near the town of…

US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel capital; intl controversy: Israel Update

In a speech from the Oval Office on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After thoughtful deliberation from the JCRC's diverse board, we issued a statement in response to the decision. This announcement sparked controversy…

Embassy move considered; IDF soldier killed: Israel Update

US Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is actively considering "when and how" to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pence made the comment in remarks at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in Queens, at an event celebrating the 70th…

Israeli help for Iraqi/Iranian earthquake victims refused: Israel Update

Cincinnati representatives including myself (Shep), along with 3,000 other leaders from Jewish Federations across the US, participated in the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)'s annual conference in Los Angeles this past week. Throughout this year’s "General Assembly," we saw the…