Crisis in Israel: Selected news stories, including local news coverage and opinion pieces

Read daily updates from a JCC Association executive who lives in Jerusalem.

Leah Garber is senior vice president of JCC Association of North America and director of its Center for Israel Engagement in Jerusalem. “Israel as of 6:30 a.m. this morning is an entirely different country than it was last night,” she wrote on Saturday. “Our lives have changed beyond recognition, and we are at the beginning of an event whose horror only becomes clearer as the hours pass.”

Since this opening line Leah has been providing daily updates, titled “A View from Jerusalem,” that you can read on the JCC Association website.

In addition, we have compiled for you a brief — and by no means comprehensive — list of news stories and opinion pieces that you might find to be informative. We plan to update this list as we are able.

You can also visit our resources page, which includes video of our recent solidarity gathering plus a donation link.




Birmingham rally held to show support for people of Israel” (10.10.23)


Israeli and U.S. sources

The Associated Press


Universities struggle with responses as Israel-Hamas war reverberates” (10.18.23)

CBS News


The Guardian


Israel’s dead: Civilians, soldiers, emergency services personnel killed in war with Hamas” (continually updated)

The Jerusalem Post

Jewish Insider

Israel, U.S. differ over Palestinian Authority’s future role in Gaza” (11.6.23)


Israel-Hamas war misinformation on social media is harder to track, researchers say” (10.16.23)

National Public Radio


Explainer: What you need to know about Hezbollah, the group backing Hamas against Israel” (10.17.23)


Reeling from Hamas’ attack, Israelis from around the world try to head home to join the fight” (10.11.23)

The Times of Israel 

USA Today

An American mom, 67, spent her life advocating for Palestinian rights. Now she’s a Hamas hostage.” (10.11.23)



My son has been missing since Saturday. God, please give me answers” (10.10.23)


Gaza could have been Singapore. Hamas turned it into ISIS” (10.9.23)