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What Israelis Know Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Barry Rubin

Most Israelis believe that the Palestinians don't want to make a comprehensive peace with Israel in exchange for a Palestinian state. Hamas doesn't want it; the Palestinian Authority (PA) is both unwilling and unable to do it. Israel faces a hostile Iran, Syria, Hamas and Hezbollah...

The Wash-up Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

It may not have been on the scale of Truman's upset in 1948, but Tzipi Livni, leader of the centrist Kadima party, stunned the political system in Israel's February 10 general election. Livni, the outgoing foreign minister, emerged with more votes than anyone else after having trailed Likud leader B

AIR New Zealand: The battlelines of summer Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

In the public sphere, regular anti-Israel protests and demonstrations took place around the country. At one such protest in Wellington, Catholic priest Gerard Burn sprinkled red paint mixed with a drop of his own blood, on a memorial monument to Yitzhak Rabin.

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Scribblings: The Numbers Game Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) have released semi-official casualty figures for the Gaza campaign, and found no more than one-third of those killed were civilians. This is contrary to numerous media reports based primarily on claims by Hamas and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR).

Editorial: Election shaped by consensus Categories: Iraq, Israel, Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

As the close result and large number of late-deciders demonstrated, there is a lack of clear ideological or policy distinctions between Israel's major parties. Moreover, a wide consensus has developed in Israeli politics and public opinion on the desirability of a two-state resolution to the Israel-

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Israel's centrist ground Categories: Israel, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Despite campaign rhetoric from all sides, the close result and large number of late deciders demonstrates that there is a lack of clear ideological or policy distinctions between the main parties. A wide consensus has developed in Israeli politics and public opinion on the desirability of a two-stat

Israel goes to the polls Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Israel, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers will doubtless be aware, Israelis are beginning to go to the polls for a general election even as this Update is being posted. This Update is devoted to material which hopefully will help readers understand better the implications as results come in.

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