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The Truth Teller Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Allon Lee

The current proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) are premature and risk precipitating a third intifada for which the Jewish state will be blamed while Iran, Syria, Hamas and Hezbollah become the main beneficiaries, warns Arab Israeli journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.

Flotilla sailed for confrontation, not for aid Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Bren Carlill

Israel told flotilla organisers the aid could be transferred across the Gaza-Israel land border. (It still will be.) The flotilla could also have co-operated with Egypt or the UN in order to help Palestinians, but refused to do so. Helping Palestinians wasn't its goal, confronting Israel was.

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Factsheet: The Gaza Flotilla

Factsheet: The Gaza Flotilla Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Reference    

Israel considers itself to be in a state of war with Hamas-ruled Gaza; Being at war with Hamas, Israel is within its rights to enforce a maritime blockade on Gaza in order to prevent Hamas from obtaining weapons and other materiel that would aid its war effort

The Last Word: Boycotts and Bigots Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel     Author: Jeremy Jones

Just two weeks after telling the Jerusalem Post that "dialogue is essential", Costello aligned himself with the negative and destructive forces that strengthen extremism and undermine efforts at dialogue and outreach.

Essay: Minority Report Categories: Anti-Zionism, Israel     Author: Benjamin Birnbaum

The debate revolved around a single question: Was the world's most respected human rights group being fair to Israel? Bob Bernstein wasn't the only person at Human Rights Watch who thought the answer was no.

Changing Mood Music in Britain Categories: Europe, Israel, United Kingdom     Author: Douglas Davis

With the Conservatives dominant in the new ruling configuration, there are signs that the relations with Israel might be rebalanced. For although there are no evident differences in policy between the major parties, there are certainly differences in atmospherics. That is what Israeli diplomats are

Back in Black: Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Revisited Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Less out of conviction than necessity, ultra-Orthodoxy is joining the Jewish state. It lets women fulfil themselves professionally, it sends more and more of its men to pursue careers and even serve in the army.

Incitement Matters Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Many are quick to dismiss incitement as irrelevant to the immediate task of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. This view is misinformed and short-sighted. Incitement helps make peace impossible.

Proximity Talks Begin Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers are probably aware, and as expected for a number of weeks, it was announced on Monday that US-mediated Israeli-Palestinian proximity talks are now beginning. While it is not clear yet how significant the actual difference is between the previous situation - where US envoy George Mitchell

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