Israel In Depth

The Israel In Depth report is a regular feature on the JCRC’s blog from our Israel and International Affairs Committee.

May 12, 2017

Israel at Home:

Bringing Pride to the Tribe: How Team Israel Hit It Out of the Ballpark at the World Baseball Classic

For years, rooting for Team Israel meant cheering for the country’s national soccer, basketball or Olympic teams. But this month, thanks to their surprising success at the World Baseball Classic (WBC), when sports fans talk about Team Israel, they mean baseball. Read more.

Israel to host European Judo Championships

The European Judo Union has selected Israel as the host of the 2018 European Judo Championships. Read more.

Chinese investment in Israeli tech hits record $16.5 billion in 2016

Last year, Chinese investment into Israel jumped more than tenfold to a record $16.5 billion, with money flooding into the country’s buzzing internet, cybersecurity and medical device startups. These investments surged in the third quarter just as the U.S. regulatory crackdown began to bite. Read more.

Israel in the World:

Israel through to Eurovision final for 3rd consecutive year.

If he wins Saturday night, he will be the fourth Israeli to win the title. Read more.

Israeli Systems Aiding Fish Farmers in Congo and Indonesia

As fish are an important source of inexpensive protein across the world, Israel’s BioFishency is ramping up its plug-and-play aquaculture water-treatment installations in the developing world, most recently in Congo and Indonesia. Read more.

India, Israel defense cooperation sees new successes

Read more about their partnerships in air defense and small arms production

Israel and the U.S.:

‘Israel and the United States have an ‘unbreakable bond’’

Read more about the meeting between Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday in Washington.

New U.S. Ambassador Friedman told Trump Chances of Peace Deal Are Slim

The new American ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has held quite a few conversations in recent weeks with diplomats and senior Israeli officials, where he stressed that Israel must cooperate with President Trump’s diplomatic initiative on the peace process. Read more.