More insights into the barriers to peace
March 2, 2007 | AIJAC staff
Today’s Update features three pieces which provide original thinking into why Israeli-Palestinian peace has been and remains so hard to achieve.
Lebanon’s Continuing Plight
February 28, 2007 | AIJAC staff
This Update contains three articles assessing the ongoing crisis in Lebanon, with Hezbollah and its backers still trying to overthrow the government of Fouad Siniora.
Dealing with Civil Conflict in Iraq/ Engaging Iran
February 22, 2007 | AIJAC staff
This Update features two good pieces on the relationship between President Bush’s “surge” and the civil conflict in Iran.
Low Expectations of Israeli/Palestinian/American Summit
February 19, 2007 | AIJAC staff
Today’s Update consists of three pieces previewing the Israeli-Palestinian Summit meeting scheduled to take place tonight under the auspices of visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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.