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The Second Six Day War Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Robert Satloff

Hamas' victory over Fatah in six days of fighting - a second Six Day War - serves as a clarifying moment for the Middle East, a pivotal event that is characterised not only by dark clouds but also by potential silver linings.

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The Future of Fatah/The Regional Context Categories: Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

Israeli PM Ehud Olmert is currently at a Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, along with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, where they will discuss what Israel and Fatah, which still controls the West Bank, can cooperate on. While we will have more on the aftermath of this Summit in future, this Update deals with th

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Hamas takes over Gaza Categories: Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers may be aware, by taking over the presidential compound in Gaza, the last major Fatah stronghold, late yesterday, Hamas has now completed their military takeover of Gaza, routing Fatah completely.

The Gaza Crisis Escalates Categories: Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers may be aware, the Hamas-Fatah fighting which has simmered off and on in Gaza since the beginning of the year has exploded in recent days, and reached a new peak yesterday.

Six Days and Forty Years Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Forty years ago this week, Israel scored a stunning six-day military victory against its Arab neighbours. Today, too many remember this event primarily as the start of Israel's "occupation" of Arab land, which is seen as the "root cause" of all subsequent Middle Eastern problems.

Palestinian Civil Conflict and Peace Prospects Categories: Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features three good but very different pieces dealing with aspects of the current and ongoing Palestinian civil conflict between Fatah and Hamas, looking at both how it relates to wider trends in Palestinian society and its likely effects on future peace prospects.

Jews portrayed as guilty – again Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Israel, Op-eds     Author: Allon Lee

Forget setting aspirational targets for cutting greenhouse gases. And stop pointing the finger at China and America as the main stumbling blocks for a climate change treaty. Because, according to a prominent British MP, it's actually cold-hearted Israel that's to blame for global warming.

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