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
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
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
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
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.