US President Bush’s call for a troop surge in Iraq

US President Bush’s call for a troop surge in Iraq

January 12, 2007 | AIJAC staff

As readers are probably aware, US President Bush yesterday gave an important speech Wednesday night Washington time, setting out a new strategy for Iraq, one that has been anticipated for a number of weeks by Washington watchers.

2007: Realistic Appraisals of Arab-Israel Peace Prospects

2007: Realistic Appraisals of Arab-Israel Peace Prospects

January 11, 2007 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update features the views of three prominent Israeli experts on the prospects of progress toward peace on the Israeli-Arab front in coming months. Unfortunately, none are optimistic.

Iran: facade on nukes crack

Iran: facade on nukes crack

January 9, 2007 | AIJAC staff

With weak UN sanctions passed over Iran’s illegal nuclear program late last month, Teheran appears to have lets its guard slip a bit in a recent news conference.

Olmert and Abbas/ Peace Prospects

Olmert and Abbas/ Peace Prospects

January 5, 2007 | AIJAC staff

On Dec. 23, Israeli PM Olmert held a long-anticipated meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed both a prisoner exchange deal and some Israeli concessions arguably designed to strengthen Abbas in the increasingly violent Hamas-Fatah clashes.

The Execution of Saddam Hussein

The Execution of Saddam Hussein

January 3, 2007 | AIJAC staff

The end of year hiatus in Updates witnessed a number of events which invite comment and analysis – not least the continuing conflict and kidnappings in the Palestinian territories and the passage at last of long-discussed (but very limited) UN sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program.

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