Recent weeks have seen the rei-gnition of intense discussions regarding US efforts to negotiate a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal (Image: Shutterstock, lunopark)

Saudi-Israel deal progress?/ Israel and Erdogan’s Turkey

June 5, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update deals with the renewed discussion that has appeared in recent weeks on US efforts to negotiate a normalisation deal between Israel and Saudi Arabia – to follow up the deals done under the 2020 Abraham Accords which normalised relations with the UAE, Bahrain and Morocco… It also includes a piece looking at the Israeli perspective and dilemmas with respect to the re-election of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Palestinian demonstrators demand the resignation of PA President Mahmoud Abbas - the PA is increasingly viewed by many Palestinians as no longer representing their interests (Photo: Shutterstock, Anas-Mohammed)

Palestinian Authority in Crisis

May 25, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update features two pieces on the growing crisis in the Palestinian Authority (PA) – a body that has lost control over sections of the West Bank, is highly unpopular among Palestinians, and faces a looming struggle over who will succeed 87-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas.

Screenshot from a tiktok video showing Palestinian Islamic Jihad rockets being launched at Israel from amidst civilians in a heavily populated area of Gaza

“Shield and Arrow”: Yet another Gaza conflict

May 12, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Despite hopes for a ceasefire, Israel is currently embroiled in yet another conflict with Gaza after the IDF responded to a barrage of more than 100 rockets from the Iranian proxy Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) last week

Israelis celebrating Independence Day (Yom  Ha'atzmaut) in Tel Aviv (Photo: Shutterstock, Orlov Sergei)

Reflections on Israel’s 75th Birthday

May 3, 2023

Israel celebrated the 75th Anniversary of its Independence last week, with the national party somewhat overshadowed by continued division and controversy over the Netanyahu Government’s proposed package of judicial reforms.

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu announces a pause in his Government's judicial reform plans in a televised address on Monday, March 27  (Image: Youtube screenshot)

Israel’s controversial judicial reforms put on hold

March 29, 2023 | AIJAC staff

On Monday, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu gave a televised speech putting his Government’s controversial judicial reform legislation on hold until at least the next sitting of the Knesset on April 30. This Update looks at what happened over the past few dramatic days in Israel, the background and implications, along with what might happen next. 

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The implications of the Iran-Saudi deal

March 17, 2023 | AIJAC staff

Last weekend, Iran and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to renew diplomatic ties. While the agreement was not a complete surprise, the venue was – they initialed it in Beijing under Chinese auspices.

A joint air force drill during the Israel-US "Juniper Oak" military exercises in January, which were widely interpreted as sending a signal to Iran (Image: Pentagon)

New diplomatic strategies with Iran for 2023

March 10, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update features three important pieces suggesting revised diplomatic strategies for dealing with Iran’s rapidly advancing nuclear program and other ongoing malevolent behaviour – especially in the wake of recent developments such as the protest movement which has roiled Iran since September, and Iran’s tightening alliance with Moscow. 

Screenshot from a video showing radical Israeli rioters torching Palestinian homes in the West Bank town of Huwara (Image: Twitter)

West Bank unrest escalates following violent riots by Jewish protesters in Huwara

March 1, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update focuses on the increasing unrest in the West Bank – with three Israelis murdered in highway shootings since Sunday, and violent riots by Jewish protesters in the town of Huwara on Sunday evening which left dozens of homes and cars set alight, and resulted in numerous injuries to local residents, and one killed.

The Iranian regime has been releasing some of the thousands of political prisoners arrested during the recent anti-regime protests. But the world should recognise that this is not a genuine change of heart, but a ruse, according to the author. (Image: Shutterstock, Novikov Aleksey)

Lessons from the Iranian protests

February 20, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update features some new pieces drawing policy lessons from the protest movement which has rocked Iran since mid-September last year, when Mahsa Amini, a young woman arrested for wearing her headscarf “improperly”,  was killed in the custody of the country’s morality police, sparking widespread outrage. 

“Juniper Oak” logo. Credit: Israel Defense Forces

“Juniper Oak”: A Message to Iran?

February 10, 2023 | AIJAC staff

This Update discusses the aftermath and political implications of the “Juniper Oak” US-Israeli military exercises that took place in late January, the largest such exercises ever.

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