Yair Lapid (Photo: Roman Yanushevsky/ Shutterstock.com)

A new “change coalition” government for Israel?

June 5, 2021 | AIJAC staff

It is now looking very likely that a new “coalition of change” government will be able to take office in Israel within a week or two, ousting long-serving PM Binyamin Netanyahu and hopefully ending more than two years of political deadlock, including four inconclusive elections. 

A pro-Palestinian convoy through a Jewish neighbourhood of London on May 16, in which drivers were heard yelling "F*** all of them.... Rape their daughters and we have to send a message like that. Please do it for the poor children in Gaza.” (Photo: Twitter)

An explosion of antisemitism in the wake of the Gaza conflict

May 29, 2021 | AIJAC staff

The past few weeks have witnessed an explosion of antisemitic attacks and events around the world, which started during the Israeli-Hamas conflict, but has not abated even after the ceasefire. Incidents have been up an estimated 75% in the US, while in Britain, they are said to be up nearly 500% over an 11 day period.

An explosion in Gaza: Hamas has paid a heavy military price for launching the current war - but it also must be made to pay a diplomatic and political price if there is not to be a repeat (Photo: Nick_ Raille_07 / Shutterstock.com)

After the Hamas-Israel ceasefire

May 21, 2021 | AIJAC staff

After 11 days of fighting, a Hamas-Israel ceasefire was declared last night, thanks to US and Egyptian mediation, and appears to be holding. Given this is the fourth round of conflict between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza since 2008, this Update focuses on analysis and opinion concerning what can and should be done in the aftermath of the ceasefire to prevent yet another round of violence in a few years’ time.

Israeli security forces patrol the streets of the mixed Jewish-Arab city of Lod, the site of the worst Arab-Jewish violence over the past few days (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Israel’s latest conflict with Hamas: How did it happen and what happens next?

May 14, 2021 | AIJAC staff

A major conflict between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza has been ongoing this week, after Hamas launched a large-scale rocket barrage against Israel on Sunday evening following weeks of tension in Jerusalem.

Yair Lapid, leader of the Yesh Atid ("There is a future") party, who was given a 28-day mandate to try to form a government by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday (Photo: Flickr)

Yair Lapid given mandate to form government in Israel

May 8, 2021 | AIJAC staff

On Tuesday May 4, incumbent Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu’s 28-day mandate to form a government expired.

Human Rights Watch has long been a leader of the coalition of numerous powerful NGOs targeting Israel (Photo: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com)

Human Rights Watch’s latest anti-Israel report

April 30, 2021 | AIJAC staff

Earlier this week, the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a 223-page report accusing Israel of “Apartheid” and “crimes against humanity” and calling for sanctions and boycotts against the Jewish state. 

Palestinian employees of the Central Elections Committee in Gaza work to educate and register citizens in preparation for parliamentary and presidential elections (Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Shutterstock)

Will the planned Palestinian elections go ahead?

April 23, 2021 | AIJAC staff

Update from AIJAC   04/21 #03   There are increasing signs that the Palestinian legislative elections scheduled for May 22…

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Political Implications of the latest incident at Natanz

April 16, 2021 | AIJAC staff

On April 11, there was an incident which caused a blackout at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Initially said to be possibly a cyberattack, and later reported as possibly a bomb blast, the incident has been widely attributed to Israel, and is also alleged to have done major damage to the thousands of centrifuges Iran uses to enrich uranium there. This Update deals with what is known about the incident and more importantly, how it may affect current events in the Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi signing the Iran–China 25-year Cooperation Program in Teheran on March 27 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

An Iran-China Alliance?

April 9, 2021 | AIJAC staff

On March 27, Iran and China signed a cooperation agreement scheduled to last 25 years which provides for large-scale Chinese investments in Iran in exchange for oil over that time. This Update contains some analysis of the implications of that deal  – as well as a piece on the background to recent Israeli-Iranian maritime clashes

The final result of Israel's election on Tuesday - with both the pro-Netanyahu and anti-Netanyahu blocs short of the 61 seats in the Knesset needed to form a government.

Another indecisive Israeli election outcome 

March 26, 2021 | AIJAC staff

Israel voted yet again on Tuesday for the fourth time in two years – and as the diagram above illustrates, the final results do not look much more likely to break the long-standing political impasse than the outcomes after the last three trips to the ballot box. This Update looks at the election results, their implications, and what might happen next.

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