Iran and the North Korean Nuke deal

February 16, 2007 | AIJAC staff

This Update leads with two pieces on the implications of the reported deal worked out with North Korea to, hopefully, halt its nuclear program and on the parallel efforts to halt Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons.

The Great Middle East Divide/ Sanctions on Iran?

February 15, 2007 | AIJAC staff

This Update features more analysis of the great divide which is currently affecting the Middle East, pitting an axis dominated by Shiite Iran, together with Syria and actors like Hezbollah and Hamas against the governments of the predominantly Sunni Arab states.

The Mecca Accord

February 13, 2007 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update is devoted to the Mecca Accord for a Palestinian national unity government agreed to by Fatah and Hamas under Saudi auspices on Thursday.

Pressuring Iran/The Hamas-Fatah National Unity Agreement

February 9, 2007 | AIJAC staff

The crisis over Iran’s nuclear program is going through a strangely anomalous time at the moment- there are increasing signs that elements of the regime are rattled by the level of confrontation Ahmadinejad has initiated and seeking to pull back somewhat…

Bush’s Iraq “Surge” and the Alternative

February 8, 2007 | AIJAC staff

There are reports that the offensive designed to restore security in Baghdad which is the key component of US President Bush’s plan for a “surge” of 21,500 troops to Iraq may already have begun.

The latest Fatah-Hamas Summit and the ongoing fighting

February 7, 2007 | AIJAC staff

PA President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Mecca overnight for a scheduled Summit with Hamas’ external head, Khaled Meshal. They will talk both about ending the ongoing Hamas-Fatah street battles, and make another attempt, after months of trying, to agree on a national unity government.

Is Israel the Problem?/ The Return of al-Qaeda

February 2, 2007 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update features two pieces, both from non-Israeli Middle Eastern sources, correcting the patently incorrect but often heard claim that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the central issue in the Middle East.

The Turbulent Territories

February 1, 2007 | AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on the lessons of the Eilat suicide bombing in which a terrorist from the Gaza Strip killed three civilians when he blew himself up in a bakery and explodes one of the new myths about Palestinian suffering – that the international blockade is reducing them to poverty.

Israel and the Iranian Nuclear Threat

January 31, 2007 | AIJAC staff

Last week, the annual Herzliya Conference was held in Israel. The Conference is an important event in the political calendar, where all major leaders generally speak, and major initiatives are often announced.

Lebanon Crisis Re-ignites/ Aid to the Palestinians

January 25, 2007 | AIJAC staff

This Update is devoted primarily to the crisis in Lebanon on Tuesday, when Hezbollah and its allies launched a general strike in an effort to overthrow the anti-Syrian Siniora government…

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