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Real Numbers Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Ben-Dror Yemini

Every week new reports are published on the number of civilians killed in the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead. Again and again, Israel is blamed for "disproportionate casualties among civilians."

Islamist vs. Islamist Categories: Islamic Extremism, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Kay

It says something about the politically pathologised state of Palestinian society that Hamas - itself a murderous Islamist terrorist group bent on Israel's destruction - found an even crazier group to fight with in mid-August.

A Victory For Abbas Categories: Palestinians     Author: Mohammed Yaghi

On Aug. 10, Fatah concluded its Sixth Congress, the first in 20 years. Although media attention has focused on some of the summit's disturbing pronouncements, significant political developments also occurred.

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"Economic peace" and the two-state resolution Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update leads with some pieces on the improving economic situation in the West Bank, and how this relates to Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's idea for "economic peace" - accompanying peace talks with efforts to improve the concrete economic and security situation in the West Bank.

Fatah's General Conference Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As this Update goes out, the Fatah movement, which has dominated Palestinian politics for close to 50 years, is holding its first General Conference in two decades in Bethlehem.

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A Workable Peace Plan Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Barry Rubin

Israel has put forward a serious peace plan which deserves international support from anyone sincerely wanting to solve the Israeli-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflict.

Settlement Freeze Tag Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Michael Doran

American presidents have been trying to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict since the days of Truman. Sooner or later, every one of them has learned a harsh lesson about the limits of American influence.

Scribblings: Reductio ad Absurdum Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, United States     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

So the US position comes down to this: the Israeli government must actively discriminate against Jews, including non-Israeli Jews, when it comes to making decisions about private building permits in all of east Jerusalem - more than half of Israel's capital - even when this could have no conceivable

Latest Gaza Lawfare Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update deals with the problems relating to the latest "investigations" coming out of the UN and NGO community concerning the Gaza conflict early this year - and especially the Goldstone inquiry set up by the UN Human Rights Council.

Reacting badly Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Khaled Abu Toameh

The Palestinian Authority leadership's hysterical, hasty and clearly miscalculated response to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech at Bar-Ilan University on June 14 is likely to boomerang because it makes the Palestinians appear as "peace rejectionists".

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