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Iraq: Basra and Beyond Categories: Iraq, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update features two articles on the aftermath of the Iraqi army's recent battles with the Iranian-backed Shi'ite extremist Mahdi Army, led by cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

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Iraq - Five Years On Categories: Iraq, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features some examples from the many retrospectives that have been appearing in the international media in recognition of the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq.

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Managing the reality of Gaza Categories: Afghanistan/ Pakistan, Israel, Palestinians, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update focuses again on the situation in Gaza, and especially on Israeli options for managing it, as well as the original responsibility for the admittedly very difficult situation of Gazans. First up, the always insightful Professor Barry Rubin looks again at Israel's various options for deali

Iran's Parliamentary Election/ Iraq and Al-Qaeda Categories: Iran, Iraq, Terrorism, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update opens with a good backgrounder and summary on the Iranian parliamentary elections, held last Friday. Prepared by the British/Israel Communications and Research Institute (BICOM), the backgrounder makes it clear that these elections must be seen in the context of the Iranian political sys

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.

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.

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

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