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Editorial: Clouds On The Horizon Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

After months of on-again off-again negotiations, threats and outright violence, on March 17, the two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, succeeded in forming a national unity government.

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The PA Unity Government Categories: Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

A Palestinian unity government incorporating both the dominant Hamas and Fatah factions, discussed for many months, was finally installed over the weekend. This Update deals with the details and implications.

Hold firm over Hamas Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Bren Carlill

THE Palestinian factions have finally agreed to implement the Mecca Accord, which they signed in February. A unity government will be formed within days... Time to stop the boycott, right? Wrong.

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Scribblings: The "Culture of Bias" exposed Categories: Israel, Media/ Academia, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

I have often written before about the "culture of bias" that exists in some media organisations, especially public broadcasters such as the ABC, SBS and their "Big Aunty", the BBC. But claims along these lines are generally dismissed by representatives and dedicated supporters of these organisations

Mounting Tensions Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Amotz Asa-El

It began as a dramatic clash between Israeli sovereignty and Islamist militancy that quickly sparked local riots, regional condemnations and international alarm before being partially defused by an intervention of sorts on behalf of ultra-Orthodox Judaism.

The Turbulent Territories Categories: Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on the lessons of the Eilat suicide bombing in which a terrorist from the Gaza Strip killed three civilians when he blew himself up in a bakery and explodes one of the new myths about Palestinian suffering - that the international blockade is reducing them to poverty.

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Olmert and Abbas/ Peace Prospects Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

On Dec. 23, Israeli PM Olmert held a long-anticipated meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed both a prisoner exchange deal and some Israeli concessions arguably designed to strengthen Abbas in the increasingly violent Hamas-Fatah clashes.

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