This blog, The Real Israel, is published by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Springfield, Illinois.
The JCRC is comprised of members of the local Jewish community who keep up to date on issues concerning and of interest to the Jewish community, advocate on behalf of Israel and speak out against anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry.
This blog, presenting a range of information from multiple sources across the globe, is part of the JCRC’s education and communication outreach.
The JCRC mission includes advocacy for Israel and the special bond between Israel and the United States. Specifically, the JCRC supports education and communication that reinforces Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, in defensible borders, and to utilize self-defense to protect its citizens from attackers who seek to harm and destroy her.