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.

Iranian Forces Fire Rockets into Golan Heights: Israel Update

Iranian forces stationed in Syria fired about 20 rockets at Israeli military positions in the Golan Heights, the IDF reported. The rocket barrage late Wednesday night was the largest attack, in terms of the number of rockets fired, in the seven years of the Syrian civil war. In light of …

Flash flood south of Dead Sea kills 10 teens: Israel Update

Flash floods killed ten Israeli teenagers who were hiking south of the Dead Sea on Thursday. Nine of their bodies were found in the course of the afternoon and evening, and the tenth was discovered hours later. The 10 were in a group of 25 students on a hike organized by Tel Aviv’s Bnei Tz…

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…