Netanyahu’s Bar Ilan speech on the peace process

June 17, 2009 | AIJAC staff

As promised yesterday, here is our Update on Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s policy speech on the peace process, which he gave at Bar Ilan University on Sunday.

Was Iran’s Election result rigged?

June 16, 2009 | AIJAC staff

As readers are probably aware, there were two major events in the Middle East over the weekend – Iran’s election, which led to a landslide victory to the radical incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid widespread accusations of massive fraud and large-scale street demonstrations, plus Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at Bar Ilan University on his approach to peace.

Iranian Election Preview

June 12, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update offers some important background on the Iranian presidential election taking place today. First up, British journalist and author Con Coughlin reminds everyone that 475 Iranians put their names forward to run for the presidency but only four of these 475 were actually allowed by the ruling clerics to run.

Lebanon’s Election Result

June 11, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Updates features analysis of the weekend Lebanese election resuts, which saw the government pro-western governing coalition improve its position moderately vis-a-vis the Hezbollah-led opposition, contrary to the predictions of many.

Obama’s Cairo Speech analysed

June 5, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update is devoted to analysing US President Obama’s important Cairo University speech – directed at the world’s Muslims – and the reactions to it.

Obama’s challenge in the Arab and Muslim worlds

June 4, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update offers some additional analysis of the regional environment US President Obama must try to influence in his planned speech in Cairo tonight (Australian time). An interview Obama did with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times apparently reveals some of his own thoughts on the subject.

Abbas in Washington/ Obama in Cairo

June 3, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update deals with with two separate issues – US President Obama’s meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas last Thursday, and his upcoming address to the Arab and Muslim world from Cairo tomorrow (Thursday).

Settlements, “two-states” and other Israeli-Palestinian controversies

May 28, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update features some top Israeli commentators on what they believe many outside observers do not understand about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including settlements, the demands for an endorsement by the government of a “two-state solution”, and the position of Israeli Arabs.

Israeli/American debates about Iran

May 27, 2009 | AIJAC staff

This Update looks at the ongoing debate between Jerusalem and Washington about the Iranian nuclear problem – especially in the wake of the Obama-Netanyahu meeting last week.

Israel’s – and the Region’s – Secret War with Iran/ Talking to Terrorists

May 22, 2009 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update looks at some regional reactions to Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons – including alleged Israeli attempts to damage Iranian technical efforts, and the efforts by a number of Arab states to acquire their own nuclear options.

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