Jonathan Benedeck earned a BA in Departmental Honors in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park was awarded a certificate from the International Studies Scholars Program at the University. While participating in the Israel Government Fellows Program at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, he interned at Israel's Foreign Ministry. In 2013, he completed his MA in Diplomacy and Conflict Management at IDC in Herziliya.
Israel became Jordan’s largest gas supplier Monday, when the country’s Leviathan gas consortium signed a $10 billion deal with the Hashemite Kingdom providing it with approximately 45 billion cubic meters of gas from the Leviathan gas field off Israel’s Mediterranean Coast.
A delegation of African Christian leaders visiting Israel granted an award to Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and echoed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for Israel and Africa to return to each other.