Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu with Israel's Attorney General Avishai Mandelblit, who has just made a decision to indict Netanyahu for fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three criminal cases, pending a hearing

Views and analysis on the Netanyahu indictment decision

March 1, 2019 | AIJAC staff

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.

Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid of the new Blue and White Party at a joint a statement in Tel Aviv on Feb. 21, 2019. (Credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.)

New Blue and White Alliance shakes up Israeli election campaign

February 22, 2019 | AIJAC staff

Update from AIJAC   Update 02/19 #04 This Update deals with the dramatic developments in the Israeli election campaign over…

Participants pose for a photo at the Middle East conference at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, February 13, 2019.  (Credit: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

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

February 15, 2019 | AIJAC staff

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.

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Intelligence and the JCPOA

February 8, 2019 | AIJAC staff

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.

Outgoing Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah after submitting his resignation on Tuesday. His technocratic government has little to show for its five years in office

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

February 1, 2019 | AIJAC staff

Update from AIJAC Update 02/19 #01 This Update deals with two important political developments in the Middle East this week…

Missile fire is seen over Damascus, Syria January 21, 2019. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Israel’s new approach in Syria/ Gas cooperation opportunities

January 25, 2019 | AIJAC staff

Update from AIJAC   Update 01/19 #03 This Update deals with the aftermath of the exchange of fire between Israel…

Then US Secretary of State John Kelly with Iranian Foreign Minister Javed Zarif during negotiation of the JCPOA in Vienna in 2015

Three years of the JCPOA nuclear deal

January 18, 2019 | AIJAC staff

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.

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The Trump Administration and Syria

January 11, 2019 | AIJAC staff

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.

Israeli soldiers show UNIFIL commander Maj. Gen. Stefano Del Col (centre) a Hezbollah tunnel that penetrated Israeli territory from southern Lebanon on December 6, 2018.

UNIFIL and the Hezbollah tunnels

December 18, 2018 | AIJAC staff

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.

An IDF diagram of the cross-border tunnel found near Metullah in northern Galilee

Israel’s “Operation Northern Shield” against Hezbollah’s cross-border tunnels

December 7, 2018 | AIJAC staff

Update from AIJAC Update 12/18 #01 This Update focuses on Israel’s Operation “Northern Shield”, announced on Tuesday, which is designed…

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