The Afghanistan Debate

October 9, 2009 | AIJAC staff

The debate over strategy for Afghanistan and US President Obama’s consideration of a request for more troops continues to rage, especially in the US.

Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

October 7, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Late last week the much-awaited Geneva meeting between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the permanent members of the UN Security council plus Germany) took place – coming in the aftermath of the revelations about Iran’s secret Qom nuclear site.

A change in Washington

October 2, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update looks at the lay of the land in US, Israel and the Palestinian Authority relations following last week’s photo op between US President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Hidden plant reveals Iranian duplicity

September 29, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update deals with the ramifications of the latest news about Iran and, in particular, its nuclear program.

Iran offers to talk – but not about its nuclear program

September 17, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Iran has released a proposal for talks to the P5+1 group (that is, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany) offering to discuss a variety of issues, but rejecting any talk about the Iranian nuclear program.

Paradoxes of Peacemaking

September 10, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on some of the seeming contradictions and paradoxes accompanying US efforts to push Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

Dealing with Syria

September 4, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update contains three opinion pieces on Western, and especially US, policy toward Syria – commenting especially on the implications of a major blow-up between the Iraqis and Syrians last month, with the former withdrawing their Ambassador in protest over alleged Syrian involvement in terrorism in Iraq.

Reviewing Afghanistan/ The Latest IAEA Report on Iran

September 3, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update features two pieces on the situation in Afghanistan. First up, noted American strategic studies expert Anthony Cordesman, who helped advise the new commander in Iran, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, says that the principal reason the war is not being won is a shortage of resources.

The Goldstone Mission/ Why Israel requires recognition as a Jewish State

August 28, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update features a two part, detailed examination of the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Goldstone Commission – set up to examine the Gaza war – written by Irwin Cotler, a former Canadian Justice Minister and law professor.

Swedish libels / Iranian cabinet choices

August 25, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on two stories making headlines in Israel for the last couple of days; the story in a Swedish newspaper alleging that Israel harvests Palestinian organs, and the appointment as Iranian defence minister of a man wanted in Argentina on terrorism related charges.

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