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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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…
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.
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”.
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
Saudi-Israel deal progress?/ Israel and Erdogan’s Turkey
June 5, 2023 | AIJAC staff
This Update deals with the renewed discussion that has appeared in recent weeks on US efforts to negotiate a normalisation deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia – to follow up the deals done under the 2020 Abraham Accords which normalised relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco… It also includes a piece looking at the Israeli perspective and dilemmas with respect to the re-election of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan