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Russia, Israel and the Trump-Putin Summit

The meeting in Helsinki between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been surrounded by controversy...  However, the two leaders were also apparently able to discuss some mutual interests, including a common concern for the security of Israel

New revelations from Iran’s nuclear archive: Iran was closer to a...

Over the past few days, the New York Times, Washington Post and other major international news outlets have published  additional significant information that Israel has publicly revealed drawn from the vast trove of Iranian nuclear documents

Terror beneath the sea

After Abbas

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Developments in southern Syria

Today's Update looks at the latest developments in southern Syria, as the Assad regime, with the vital assistance of Russia and Iran, moves to retake the area around Daraa and Quneitra, near Israel's border. The ongoing Iranian presence in Syria is a major security challenge for Israel, and there is ongoing tension between the two countries.

Growing Unrest in Iran

This Update deals with the growing unrest on the streets of Iran in recent weeks, principally over economic matters, and the potential implications of this unrest for international policies to contain Iran's regional aggression, support for terrorism, and efforts to construct weapons of mass destruction

Gaza Kite War sparks major escalation of violence

Update from AIJAC June 22, 2018 Update 06/18 #04 Readers may be aware that there was another major rocket attack on Israel from Gaza on Tuesday night,...

Iran and the Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit

This Update deals with the possible ramifications for the Middle East of the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un in Singapore on Tuesday - with a special focus on how it might affect the efforts to contain Iran's nuclear program. 

Gaza’s Economy, Gaza Violence / Bibi’s Europe Trip

This Update features two pieces on the difficult economic situation in Gaza – and the postulated link between that economic situation and the violence which has emanated from Gaza, plus a look at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's major trip to Europe this week to meet with the leaders of Germany, France and the UK.

A wave of rockets and mortars from Gaza

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week saw the most significant rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from Gaza since the 2014 Gaza war. In all, well over 180 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel over a 48 hour period

Australian Israel Review - Latest Edition

Biblio File: Eyewitness with Empathy and Insight

An eye-witness to some of the most violent episodes in the recent history of both Iraq and Syria, Jonathan Spyer has written an intensely personal, and readable account of the most turbulent period in Middle East history since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire...

The case for democratic change in Iran

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal, and to relentlessly pressure the Islamic Republic, has elicited a predictable response. Critics...

Behind the News – July 2018

Large protests took place in Ramallah starting June 10, with protesters demanding that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas lift harsh sanctions against Gaza