Jonathan Benedek is associate managing editor for Breaking Israel News. He earned a BA with Departmental Honors in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park and 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 2014, he completed his MA in Diplomacy and Conflict Management at IDC in Herziliya.
For the second week in a row, the United States has blocked a United Nations (UN) Security Council statement that would demand a probe into the IDF’s response over the last two weeks, to Palestinian riots at the Gaza border.