Israel-Lebanon maritime border agreement
October 13, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update is dedicated to providing background and analysis on the Israel-Lebanon maritime boundary agreement announced on Tuesday and accepted by Israel’s cabinet on Wednesday – a deal reached after more than a decade of on-again off-again US-mediated talks.
Insights into Iran’s protest movement
October 7, 2022 | AIJAC staff
Following up on last week’s Update, focusing on the mass Iranian protest movements sparked by the death of young Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s notorious morality police, this Update offers further inside information and insights on that protest movement, the regime crackdown against it and possible steps Western governments can take to assist the Iranian people.
Iran’s Hijab protest movement
September 30, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update is devoted to the mass protest movement that has broken out in cities across Iran since Sept. 17, when 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini died, apparently from injuries she sustained in a beating by Iran’s morality police, who had arrested her because they said her headscarf, or hijab, was not being worn properly.
Two years of the Abraham Accords
September 21, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update contains two pieces outlining and analysing the extraordinary progress that has been made in Israeli relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco since the Abraham Accords normalising relations were signed in Sept. 2020 – and what remains to be done. It also contains an essential backgrounder on the ongoing Israeli-Lebanon maritime boundary dispute, and the threat of war with Hezbollah it has precipitated.
Fears of West Bank unrest amidst PA succession struggle
September 9, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update focuses on the increasing warning coming from Israeli and other security experts that terrorist activity from the West Bank is likely to heat up considerably over the coming months.
New Iran nuclear deal imminent?
August 30, 2022 | AIJAC staff
There are reports that agreement on a return to a new version of the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal between Iran and the “P5+1 ” powers (the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and China) may now be imminent. The deal being discussed involves a complicated four-stage process over 165 days, though some details are still not settled. This Update looks at the implications of any such renewal of that deal, especially from an Israeli perspective.
Iran and the Attack on Salman Rushdie/ Abbas’ Holocaust Controversy
August 19, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update deals with the stabbing attack on author Salman Rushdie last weekend in the US in service of a fatwa (religious ruling) demanding his death issued by the Iranian regime’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989, and what it teaches us about the current and past ideology and behaviour of Iran.
Post-mortems on “Operation Breaking Dawn”
August 12, 2022 | AIJAC staff
Last weekend, Israel fought a three-day mini-war with Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a Gaza-based terrorist group which is a proxy of Iran. The IDF labelled this conflict “Operation Breaking Dawn” – and AIJAC’s Judy Maynard has prepared a fact sheet summarising all the details of what happened, and the relevant background.
Deteriorating Palestinian human rights under PA and Hamas
August 2, 2022 | AIJAC staff
A couple of recent reports have highlighted the apparently deteriorating human rights situation of Palestinians living under the PA in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza.