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Hamas "moderates" don't accept Israel

Hamas "moderates" don't accept Israel Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

Following the Israeli elections and just ahead of US President Barack Obama's first visit to Israel, last Tuesday The New Republic published a lengthy feature examining the current state of the peace process, penned by Ben Birnbaum. In part, the essay "The end of the two-state solution: Why the win

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Iran's antisemitic partnerships

Iran's antisemitic partnerships Categories: Antisemitism, Europe, Far Right, Iran, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

Iran finds it hard to make friends these days. And now, another "blow"- Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, one of Iran strongest allies in the global arena, passed away. Interestingly, the Iranians have formed an unholy alliance with none other than the Hungarian ultra-nationalist rising power - the

The Economist discusses al-Jazeera’s biases

The Economist discusses al-Jazeera’s biases Categories: Media/ Academia, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Al-Jazeera's credibility as an editorially independent news provider is increasingly under the spotlight.  AIJAC has previously blogged about growing concerns that al-Jazeera, owned by Qatar, is being used by Qatar to promote its foreign policy interests - in particular the rise of the Muslim B

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 Israel offers positive water policy example to the region - the Palestinians, sadly, offer the opposite

Israel offers positive water policy example to the region - the Palestinians, sadly, offer the opposite Categories: Israel, Jordan, Palestinians, Updates     Author: Or Avi-Guy

Through resource management, innovation and planning, the Israeli water authorities ... have now beaten the intense drought which has gripped the country for several years. Now, the Israeli example stands ready to help others in the region to do the same. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to take

The 'segregated buses' canard

The 'segregated buses' canard Categories: Palestinians, Updates     Author: Ahron Shapiro

How did the story about a goodwill gesture by Israel in the form of increased Palestinian employment inside Israel, combined with another goodwill gesture of improved bus service for some of these workers, became twisted into another story of Israeli "injustice" against Palestinians? 

After the Almaty nuclear talks

After the Almaty nuclear talks Categories: International Security, Iran, Updates    

In the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran last week, it was agreed to hold two additional meetings - a technical meeting in March and full political talks in early April - after the P5+1 powers softened their demands of Iran and offered greater incentives for agreeing to an interim agr

Myth and reality regarding US-Israel relations

Myth and reality regarding US-Israel relations Categories: Israel, United States, Updates     Author: Talia Katz

The controversy stirred up during the confirmation hearing of US Senator Chuck Hagel, now appointed Secretary of Defense on Feb. 26, has once again opened debate on the relationship between the US and Israel. More to the point, it has prompted detractors to call into question the role of the "Israel

How the Turkish Prime Minister condemned himself by calling Zionism a ‘crime against humanity’

How the Turkish Prime Minister condemned himself by calling Zionism a ‘crime against humanity’ Categories: Israel, Turkey, United Nations, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan on March 1 offensively equated Zionism to racism and fascism at the "Fifth Alliance of Civilizations Forum" in Vienna. During the forum, Erdoğan reportedly stated: "Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it becomes unavoidable that Islamophobia must be regarde

West Bank Unrest

West Bank Unrest Categories: Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

This Update features three pieces providing background to the growing - though still limited - West Bank demonstrations. While presented by Australian media as primarily the result of the death in Israeli custody of Arafat Jaradat on Saturday, and Palestinian claims he was tortu

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