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Asia Watch: Signing On Categories: Asia, Israel, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Michael Shannon

Indonesia continues to play an intriguing role in Israeli-Palestinian matters, issuing the time-honoured declarations of support for Palestinian self-determination and condemnations of Israeli conduct, while at the same time developing further unofficial links with the Jewish state.

Keyed Up In Wellington Categories: Australasia, Israel     Author: Miriam Bell

Given the consistency of the pre-election polls, the results of the New Zealand election on Nov. 8 would have come as a shock to few Kiwis - John Key's National party handily defeated the Labour party, led by Helen Clark, the prime minister for the past (almost) 9 years.

Game On Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

In what reflects a widespread assessment that Netanyahu is likely to head the next government, a rainbow coalition of newly converted allies has been gradually gathering around him.

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Obama's Options Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: David Makovsky

When it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict, a strategy of "engagement without illusions" will most likely drive the Obama Administration. Prospects of diplomatic success are worth trying, but at a minimum, engagement would attempt to reverse the slide toward radicalisation.

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Rome and Jerusalem Categories: Europe, Holocaust/ War Crimes, International Jewry, Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

The papacy of Pius XII represented a low point in the history of Catholic-Jewish relations, but several years after it ended, a theological rapprochement between Catholicism and Judaism ensued, eventually producing a political honeymoon between the Holy See and the Jewish state.

Ballot Box Fever Categories: Israel     Author: BICOM

This analysis looks into the events leading up to Livni's announcement, the procedure and time-frame for general elections, and the state of affairs in the three major parties - Kadima, Likud and Labor - as the prospect of early elections looms.

Editorial: Election Fever Categories: Iraq, Israel, Middle East, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Whether the person inaugurated in Washington is Senator Barack Obama or Senator John McCain, and whoever emerges as prime minister in Israel, it is already clear that the new leadership in each country will immediately face a myriad of challenges.

Fatah's Journey to the Past Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Spyer

In recent weeks, a number of prominent Fatah figures have suggested that their movement might abandon its commitment to a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and return to the pre-1988 demand for Israel's replacement by a single state in the area between the Jordan and the Medi

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Livni In Trying Times Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

By sheer coincidence, Foreign Minister Tzipi Lvini's election as the new leader of the ruling Kadima party came at autumn's height, a time when Jews traditionally look back with introspection and forward with hope. As things have unfolded, Livni has plenty of reason for both celebration and trepidat

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