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Editorial: Gaza Cannot Be Ignored Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Late on the night of March 6, a Palestinian terrorist entered a Jerusalem yeshiva and unleashed a hail of bullets from a machine gun, killing eight Jewish students and wounding 11 others. The attack was the worst terrorist attack in a major Israeli city in two years.

Much to celebrate in Israel's 60 years Categories: Israel, Op-eds     Author: Colin Rubenstein

As recognised in last week's bi-partisan federal parliametnary motion introduced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Israel's story over the last 60 years has been an amazing and inspiring one. Unfortunately, Israel's critics have used its conflict with the Palestinians to cast doubt on the legitimacy of

Iran and Israel / Iran and Iraq Categories: Iran, Iraq, Israel, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update leads with an important new piece by the top Israeli writer Yossi Klein Halevi, in which he points out that the current Israeli conflict with Palestinian terror groups, and standoff with Hezbollah in Lebanon, can rightly be seen as a limited war with Iran.

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Terrorism remains the problem Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: Colin Rubenstein

LATE on Thursday night a Palestinian terrorist killed eight Jewish students and wounded 11 others when he unleashed a hail of bullets inside a religious school in Jerusalem. It is the worst terrorist attack in a major Israel city in two years.

Gaza and Annapolis Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is back in the Middle East trying to get the Israel-PA talks, begun at Annapolis in November, restarted after the recent clashes in and around Gaza. This Update look at how the Gaza problem is hampering prospects in this area.

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The Triumph of Pragmatism Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

In its first years, when Israeli politics was dominated by the Labor movement, the opposition comprised parties that preached the theoretical Right's main tenets in all countries: nationalism and capitalism.

Gaza Dilemmas Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Efraim Inbar

On Jan. 23, 2008, Hamas blew apart the Israeli-erected barrier between Gaza and Egypt, allowing for the free passage of Gazans into the Egyptian-controlled Sinai Peninsula. The destruction of the Rafah wall will undoubtedly affect regional politics into the foreseeable future.

More Gaza Dilemmas Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

The debate in Israel about how to react to the constant threats and rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza continues to be very intense. A major military operation into Gaza is being again debated, as are other methods, such as targeted attacks on the Hamas political leadership, and small tempora

UN-reformed Categories: Australasia, International Security, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Adam Frey

The General Assembly routinely promotes and passes blatantly one-sided, anti-Israel resolutions; the UN Human Rights Council ...has so far been no better than its predecessor; and there are four distinct bodies within the UN bureaucracy that are devoted solely to advancing the Palestinian narrative

Olmert's Winter of Discontent Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Two years after his improbable rise to Israel's premiership, Ehud Olmert's most striking accomplishment in this capacity, his endurance against the odds, is today at risk as never before.

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Post-Occupation Preoccupation in Gaza Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Erik Schechter

The IDF posts are gone. The settlements are gone. Hamas even declared Gaza liberated. Yet two-and-a-half years after the disengagement, at least one Israeli human rights group still considers the Strip occupied.

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