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Operation Iron Swords Update 1/30

Jewish Federations and Partners

  • Join Jewish Federations partner, JDC, tomorrow, to hear firsthand updates on their recent work in Israel and other regions in need. JDC Global Briefing - January 31 at 12 pm ET. Register here.
  • Last Friday, the International Court of Justice in the Hague de…

Operation Iron Swords Update 1/26

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Activities

  • With the death of 21 IDF soldiers on Tuesday, Israel suffered its worst loss of life incident since October 7. The troops came under attack in the southern Gaza Strip when an explosion destroyed two buildings with soldiers inside them. The buildings…

Jewish Federations Respond to International Court of Justice Ruling

January 26, 2024


Today’s ruling by the International Court of Justice, while deeply flawed, affirms Israel’s right to continue defending itself from ongoing attacks by Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis following the horrific and brutal attacks of October 7th, the deadliest day for J…

Operation Iron Swords Update 1/22

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Activities

  • As of today, 195 Israeli soldiers have been killed since the ground war began in Gaza; a total of 527 have died since October 7. See details of all the fallen soldiers here.
  • As fighting continues in Gaza, troops have discovered another elaborate tunn…

Operation Iron Swords Update 1/18

Jewish Federations

  • Learn more about the insidious myths around the legality of Israel’s war on a Jewish Federations’ webinar on Wednesday, January 24 at 1 pm ET with Major John Spencer and Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey S. Corn, who have nearly five decades of combined military experien…