Gaza: What Next?

March 4, 2008 | AIJAC staff

With Israel having concluded an incursion into northern Gaza after a bloody few days, and with rocket attacks now affecting the larger city of Ashkelon as well as Sderot, the question in Israel is what will happen next with respect to Gaza.

Gaza Yet Again

February 29, 2008 | AIJAC staff

As readers will be aware, since yesterday, there has been a huge escalation in rocket attacks on Israel coming out of Gaza, and also a large number of Israeli counter-raids on Hamas offices, rocket launch squads and factories.

The Plight of Sderot/ Palestinian Christians

February 22, 2008 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update contains some more information and accounts of the plight of the residents of the Israeli town of Sderot, who have been the main victims of daily rocket attacks from Gaza.

US Middle East Policy for 2008

February 19, 2008 | AIJAC staff

This Update is devoted to pieces on likely US Middle East policy during the coming year, the final one of US President George Bush’s term of office.

The Killing of Imad Mugniyah

February 14, 2008 | AIJAC staff

As readers will probably be aware from the news, yesterday in Damascus a bomb in his car reportedly killed Imad Mugniyah, the Hezbollah chief of operations and a near legendary terrorist mastermind. This Update looks at who Mugniyah was, and the significance of his death.

More Gaza Dilemmas

February 13, 2008 | AIJAC staff

The debate in Israel about how to react to the constant threats and rocket attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza continues to be very intense. A major military operation into Gaza is being again debated, as are other methods, such as targeted attacks on the Hamas political leadership, and small temporary cuts to electricity supplies.

Iraq: Achievements and Pitfalls/ More Israel-Hamas Exchanges

February 8, 2008 | AIJAC staff

This Update leads with a couple of stories by knowledgeable observers on the current, comparatively more positive, situation in Iraq, and the dangers of overly precipitate troop reductions.

The State of the Iran Nuclear Crisis

February 7, 2008 | AIJAC staff

With an additional round of UN sanctions directed at Iran’s nuclear program currently under intense discussion, and the permanent members of the UN Security Council having agreed on the outlines of a resolution, this Update looks at the state of play in this ongoing diplomatic effort.

More on Gaza-Egypt Issues/ Lebanon Update

February 5, 2008 | AIJAC staff

As readers may be aware, there have been a series of developments related to the Sinai breakout by Hamas-led Gazans a week and a half ago. Egypt sealed the border to further crossings on Sunday, and said no similar breakouts would be tolerated.

The Implications of Hamas’ Gaza Breakout

January 30, 2008 | AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on analysis of the political implications of Hamas’ breaking down of the border of southern Gaza last Wednesday morning, sending hundreds of thousands of Gazans into Sinai.

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