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.
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.
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.
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 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’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.
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…
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
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
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.