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Tensions rise on Temple Mount, around Gaza

This Update discusses the increasing clashes of recent weeks around the Temple Mount, centred on efforts by the Muslim religious authorities in charge of the area to unilaterally open a new prayer area in the previously closed Gate of Mercy compound on the Mount.

Views and analysis on the Netanyahu indictment decision

This Update is devoted to analysis and opinion on the announcement by Israeli Attorney-General Avishai Mandelblit that he intends to indict Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three criminal cases, pending a hearing.

New Blue and White Alliance shakes up Israeli election campaign

Update from AIJAC   Update 02/19 #04 This Update deals with the dramatic developments in the Israeli election campaign over the past days - particularly the merger...

The Warsaw Summit and the Palestinians/ Lebanon’s new government

This Update is focussed on the Warsaw Conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East that took place yesterday with the participation of more than 60 countries -  which is widely seen as part of a US-led effort to create a new alliance against Iran's destabilising behaviour.

Intelligence and the JCPOA

This Update is devoted to more discussions of the state of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran, in the wake of testimony last week by US intelligence chiefs, disputed by US President Donald Trump, that Iran is complying with the JCPOA and not actively constructing a nuclear weapon.

What’s behind the PA cabinet’s resignation? / The Lebanese government and Hezbollah

Update from AIJAC Update 02/19 #01 This Update deals with two important political developments in the Middle East this week - the resignation of the Palestinian...

Israel’s new approach in Syria/ Gas cooperation opportunities

Update from AIJAC   Update 01/19 #03 This Update deals with the aftermath of the exchange of fire between Israel and Iran and its proxies over Syria...

Three years of the JCPOA nuclear deal

Mid-January marks three years since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, negotiated between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1), came into force.

The Trump Administration and Syria

On Dec. 19, US President Donald Trump announced in a tweet, latter confirmed in public statements by other Administration spokespeople, that he would be withdrawing US forces from Syria, as well as reducing American forces in Afghanistan.

UNIFIL and the Hezbollah tunnels

This Update is devoted to the issue of the questions raised about UNIFIL, the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, by Israel's discovery of a series of underground cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah into Israeli territory from Lebanon.