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.