Israel Update

Our own, up-to-the-minute, weekly brief on Israel by Jackie Congedo, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). It's a five-minute-read; our goals are insight, objectivity, and careful curation of the most important, relevant, and current news.

Caitlyn Jenner invited to Tel Aviv; Orange Trouble: June 5 Israel Update

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Tel Aviv Council Member Yaniv Waizman invited Caitlyn Jenner to attend the world-famous Tel Aviv Pride Parade taking place this month. Visiting Cincinnati last year as part of the Israelity Speaker Series, Waizman shared Tel Aviv’s successful... See entire Israel Update here.

Activists Outed, Olmert Sentenced: Israel Update

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Following a period of calm, a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel Tuesday night; no casualties or damage were reported. Israeli jets bombed four targets inside Gaza in response while Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned Read entire Israel Update here.

US Student Dies, Anti-BDS Bill Passes: Israel Update

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A severe heat wave hit Israel early this week; temperatures exceeded 100 degrees. The weather is cited in the death of a twenty-year-old American student who fell to her death hiking down from the Masada fortress on Tuesday.... Read entire Israel Update here.

Frank Sinatra, Christian "Birthright," more: Israel Update

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We are grateful to the House for its overwhelming support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which will allow Congress to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran. The bill was passed by the Senate last week and now requires ...  Read entire Israel Update here.

Lauryn Hill Cancels, "Suckers" Protest: Israel Update

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The Jewish Home Party signed a deal with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party late Wednesday night, two hours before the midnight deadline set by President Reuven Rivlin expired. Netanyahu paid a high price to secure ... Read entire Israel Update here.