Latest from the Levant

November 12, 2009 | AIJAC staff

After five months of political horse trading, Lebanon has announced a new government, a national unity coalition, complete with Hezbollah and its allies.

Iran’s protest movement

November 10, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update focuses on the ongoing, though under-reported, opposition movement in Iran. Six months have passed since the fraudulent election that saw Iranian incumbent president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ‘win’ a new-term.

After Hillary Clinton’s Middle East visit/ Abbas threatens to step down

November 6, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update features two pieces on the state of the Middle East peace process in the wake of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to the region – where she praised Israel’s offer to suspend all new building in West Bank settlements for a year as “unprecedented”, but was subsequently criticised by Arab leaders.

Iran weapons ship stopped/The Iran negotiations revisited

November 5, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update reports on the news overnight that Israel has seized a weapons ship carrying a massive arms shipment, believed to be for Hezbollah (in violation of UN Security Council regulations), from Iran to Syria, and places this story in the context of the Iranian nuclear negotiations.

Peace Prospects Pessimism/ Iran Uranium talks

October 30, 2009 | AIJAC staff

With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton due to arrive in Israel on Sunday to attempt to jump-start Israeli-Palestinian talks, many Israeli analysts are pessimistic about her prospects.

The UN, HRW and Israel

October 28, 2009

Today’s Update features three pieces alleging abuses of international law and institutions, as well as human rights norms, with respect to Israel.

A uranium enrichment deal with Iran?

October 23, 2009 | AIJAC staff

There are reports that Iran has accepted in principle a proposed deal to send around 75% of its uranium to Russia and France to be processed – after a few days of apparently problematic negotiations.

Terror escalates in Pakistan/Hamas and Fatah’s forced Egyptian marriage

October 20, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update presents two articles that look at Pakistan, roiled by a slew of terrorist attacks this week as the bitter struggle against the Taliban continues. The third article looks at the ongoing tussle underlying the reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas.

Hezbollah as a model for Afghanistan/Goldstone steps back

October 16, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s first two articles look at the implications of a report from the Washington Post claiming some Obama Administration officials believe the Taliban cannot be beaten and must therefore be coaxed into the Afghan political process.

The Palestinian Future

October 15, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update contains three articles relating to aspects of the Palestinian future, including the path toward a future Palestinian state.

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