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.

Rescue in Nepal; Political Concessions: Israel Update

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Israeli aid and rescue organizations were quick to mobilize following the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal Saturday. Many Israelis were directly affected; notably young Israelis on traditional post-army trips and parents of babies born ... Read entire Israel Update here.

Carter snubbed, Uber delivers humus, more: Israel Update

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Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, began Tuesday night. For the families of the fallen from last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, this Yom HaZikaron marks their first as ... Read entire Israel Update here.

Kim & Kanye do Jerusalem, more

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On Tuesday, President Obama agreed that Congress should be able to review a final status bill with Iran. Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz called the decision “an achievement for Israeli policy.” Under the ... Read entire Israel Update here.    

Deal with Iran, Knesset citizenship, Gaza obesity epidemic & more

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On Thursday, a deal was reached between Iran and the P5+1 group announcing limits on Iran’s nuclear program. The deal is intended to prevent Iran from attaining atomic weapons while gradually reducing sanctions on ... Read entire Israel Update here.