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Resources for understanding the current situation in Israel

Rabbi Rachel Benjamin has put together a few resources that might be helpful for people in trying to understand the current situation in Israel (as at 20th May, 2021).

IMPJ Briefing on the Situation in Israel – May 13th 2021


Resources for Understanding the Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis, from Rabbi Josh Weinberg, Vice Rresident for Israel and Reform Zionism for the Union for Reform Judaism (in New York) and President of ARZA.


Solutions Not Sides aims to tackle Antisemitism, Islamophobia and polarisation around the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the UK.

The non-partisan programme has been formulated with the input of both Israelis and Palestinians as well as senior members of Jewish and Muslim communities, and is designed to prepare students to make a positive, solutions-focused contribution to debates on Israel-Palestine.


Some may want to support the initiative of the Abraham Fund to spread messages of hope and peace to stop the violence. You can do so here.

Many Progressive synagogues in Israel – including The Daniel Centers for Progressive JudaismKehilat Kol HaNeshama and Kehillat Mevasseret Zion – will be live streaming their services due to the current situation and would appreciate seeing people join from abroad and leaving messages of support.  You can support their work here.


JBS provides a free Jewish educational and cultural television network.
We foster Jewish understanding, strengthen Jewish identity and inspire Jewish commitment among both involved and unengaged Jews, as well as interested non-Jews.

JBS, the Jewish Broadcasting Service, is America’s Jewish non-profit television network covering the panorama of Jewish life.

Programs on JBS reflect and address the diversity and pluralism of the Jewish experience. The service does not represent any specific movement or organization in the Jewish community.

JBS is directed to every Jewish person with a sense of Jewish identity, and for members of the Jewish community seeking their roots.

Televised offerings are also for anyone with a passion for learning and a desire to gain a greater understanding of Jewish tradition, Jewish life, and the land of Israel.


i24News – is an Israeli international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel located in Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel. It broadcasts in French, English and Arabic.   You can also download the i24News app.


May 20, 2021