Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who gave an address on Aug. 28 threatening the US and laying out the Iranian-led axis's new "unity of the arenas" doctrine. (Photo: Shutterstock, mohammad kassir)

US-Iran prisoner swap deal set to go through

September 12, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Reports say that the US and Iran are about to carry out the prisoner swap deal they reached last month, which would see five American citizens being held by Iran released in exchange for at least US$6 billion in sanctions relief to Iran

A rally of Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party last year: Yet outside these faithful, Abbas is not only largely unpopular, but his rule over the PA has seen the Palestinian parliament dissolved, judiciary sidelined, and his party hollowed out (Photo: Shutterstock, Anas-Mohammed)

The Crisis in the PA

August 28, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update is devoted to the growing crisis in the Palestinian Authority (PA) which controls the West Bank – and is not only highly unpopular under ageing PA President Mahmoud Abbas, but has lost security control of areas of the West Bank, is facing a severe financial crisis, and has no real plan for succession when the 87-year-old Abbas passes from the scene.

Reports are suggesting a US-Saudi agreement has been reached on the broad outlines of a package that would see Riyadh normalise its relations with Israel, perhaps early next year - though other reports dispute this. (Image: Shutterstock, OnePixelStudio)

Renewed focus on Saudi-Israeli normalisation

August 14, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Recent weeks have seen much discussion in both Washington and Jerusalem, including at the highest levels, that an Israeli-Saudi normalisation deal may be on its way.

PM Netanyahu flanked by Justice Minister Yariv Levin (r), the main architect of the judicial reform package, and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant (l), known to favour compromise on the reforms, during the Knesset debate over passage of the "reasonableness" clause" on July 25 (Image: Screenshot, Kan TV).

The aftermath of passage of one judicial reform bill in Israel

August 1, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Last Monday, July 25, the Israeli Government succeeded in passing one element of its controversial judicial reform package – the so-called “reasonableness clause”, forbidding the Supreme Court from using the test of “reasonableness” in assessing Governmental administrative decisions, executive actions and appointments.

Hezbollah flags on display (Shutterstock)

Hezbollah’s dangerous gamesmanship

July 21, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Escalating provocations along Israel’s northern border by the Lebanese Iranian-proxy terror group Hezbollah and the group’s increasingly bombastic propaganda are raising questions about its intentions.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at Naja (police) headquarters in Teheran (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

The growing Iranian threat

July 14, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Iran’s regime continues to boost its nuclear capabilities, including through research and development and by further enriching uranium, drawing ever closer to testing a nuclear weapon.

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Israel’s operation in Jenin

July 7, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update looks at “Operation House and Garden”, the two-day Israeli military campaign against the terrorist infrastructure in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, which concluded on July 5. The Update gives the context for the Israeli operation and why it was necessary, looks at what occurred and what it achieved…

A scene from the unusually intense and extended battle that took place in Jenin on June 19, which left eight Israelis injured and seven Palestinians dead, six of them gunmen (Photo: Ayman Nobani/dpa/Alamy Live News)

Growing security challenges in the northern West Bank

June 27, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update looks at the increasingly difficult security situation in the northern West Bank, especially the city of Jenin – in the wake of a major clash between Israeli troops and gunmen there on June 19.

Khamenei called for Iran to create 20,000 megawatts of nuclear power capacity - which would require at least 19 more plants the size of Iran's only current nuclear power plant, the Russian-built Bushehr plant (Image: Wikimedia Commons).

Iran’s ambiguous pronouncements on a possible new nuclear deal

June 16, 2023 | AIJAC staff

There continues to be much speculation about a “less for less” nuclear deal between the US and Iran, with even Israeli PM Netanyahu publicly stating that the US appears “determined” to reach such a deal, and unnamed Israeli officials quoted as saying a deal is now “imminent”.

Image: Shutterstock, Stuart Miles

A “Less for Less” Nuclear Deal with Iran?

June 9, 2023 | AIJAC staff

There are increasing reports that the US Biden Administration, together with its European allies, may be close to reaching a deal with Iran for a temporary freeze on some uranium enrichment in exchange for limited sanctions relief. This Update features reporting and comment on the details and implications of such an agreement

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