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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

Mike Pompeo announces new comprehensive US policy toward Iran

On Monday, May 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a key speech in Washington outlining a new comprehensive US strategy for confronting problematic Iranian behaviour across a variety of areas - not only nuclear, but also missiles, support for terrorism, destablising neighbours, involvement in the Syria and Yemen conflict
A tragic day on Gaza's border

A tragic day on Gaza’s border

Yesterday was the bloodiest day so far of the six weeks of Hamas-led violent protests along the Gaza border known as the "Great March of Return." In all, more than fifty Palestinians were killed - the exact numbers are still unclear - and many more wounded (according to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Ministry of Health), as a result of repeated efforts to breach the border fence at numerous points and other acts of violence, including several shooting attacks.

Former weapons inspectors: contrary to “nothing new” claims

Former weapons inspectors: contrary to “nothing new” claims, Israel’s Iran revelations are actually a...

In his declaration that the US would withdraw from the 2015 deal with Iran, aka The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US President Donald Trump stated that the information about Iran that Israel uncovered in January and publicly revealed on April 30 is “conclusively showing the Iranian regime and its history of pursuing nuclear weapons.”

The silence over the Palestinians of Syria

The silence over the Palestinians of Syria

The ISIS-held Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus has been bombed into submission by the Assad regime, without regard to civilian human life. Where is the outrage - even among many Palestinians?

Pro-settlement MK laments: Netanyahu is slowing construction in settlements

Pro-settlement MK laments: Netanyahu is slowing construction in settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been reducing approvals of construction within the settlements, according to Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel from the right-wing Jewish Home party, Ynet reported on April 26.

Palestinian incitement highlights Nazi themes

Palestinian incitement highlights Nazi themes

In a chilling instance of timing, the Jewish World noted Holocaust (Shoah) memorial day this week, just as Holocaust denial and other Nazi-related themes featured prominently in Palestinian incitement against Israel in recent weeks.