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Yet another round of Gaza violence/ The effects of renewed US sanctions on Iran

August 10, 2018 | AIJAC staff

This Update deals with the latest round of violence centred around Gaza over Wednesday night and Thursday, which saw more than 200 rockets and mortars fired into Israel, several Israelis injured, and Israeli counterstrikes on Hamas targets which led to three Palestinians being killed.

Syrian troops raise the Syrian flag in the border town of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights on July 27, 2018 (AFP Photo/Youssef Karwashan) as the Syrian armed forces, aligned with Iran and its proxies, return to Israel's Golan border

Syrian regime retakes Israel’s Golan border

August 3, 2018 | AIJAC staff

Update from AIJAC Update 08/18 #02   Last week, Syrian regime forces retook full control of Syria’s Golan Heights border…

Iran's clerical rulers have far more reason to fear their Iran's economic weakness, and the mass protests this is engendering on the streets, than US President Trump's belligerent tweets

Iran’s economic crisis in the lead-up to new US sanctions

July 27, 2018 | AIJAC staff

This Update discusses the state of the Iranian economy in the lead up to the re-imposition of US sanctions beginning on Aug 6, following the US withdrawal from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal in March.

A picture taken on July 14, 2018, shows a smoke plume rising following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City (AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)

The violent Gaza deadlock revisited/ Israel’s controversial “Nationality Bill”

July 20, 2018 | AIJAC staff

Last weekend saw yet another round of fighting around Gaza, with 200 rockets and mortars fired into Israel – and 4 Israeli injuries after one struck a house – and Israel hitting Hamas targets in Gaza

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Developments in southern Syria

July 13, 2018 | AIJAC staff

Today’s Update looks at the latest developments in southern Syria, as the Assad regime, with the vital assistance of Russia and Iran, moves to retake the area around Daraa and Quneitra, near Israel’s border. The ongoing Iranian presence in Syria is a major security challenge for Israel, and there is ongoing tension between the two countries.

A group of protesters chant slogans at the old Grand Bazaar in Teheran, Iran, Monday, June 25, 2018

Growing Unrest in Iran

June 29, 2018 | AIJAC staff

This Update deals with the growing unrest on the streets of Iran in recent weeks, principally over economic matters, and the potential implications of this unrest for international policies to contain Iran’s regional aggression, support for terrorism, and efforts to construct weapons of mass destruction

A masked Palestinian prepares a balloon that will be attached to flammable materials to be launched into Israel near the Israeli Gaza border, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on June 17, 2018. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Gaza Kite War sparks major escalation of violence

June 22, 2018

Update from AIJAC June 22, 2018 Update 06/18 #04 Readers may be aware that there was another major rocket attack…

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Iran and the Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit

June 15, 2018 | AIJAC staff

This Update deals with the possible ramifications for the Middle East of the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un in Singapore on Tuesday – with a special focus on how it might affect the efforts to contain Iran’s nuclear program. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel address a press conference at the chancellery in Berlin on October 21, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Gaza’s Economy, Gaza Violence / Bibi’s Europe Trip

June 8, 2018 | AIJAC staff

This Update features two pieces on the difficult economic situation in Gaza – and the postulated link between that economic situation and the violence which has emanated from Gaza, plus a look at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s major trip to Europe this week to meet with the leaders of Germany, France and the UK.

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A wave of rockets and mortars from Gaza

June 1, 2018 | AIJAC staff

Tuesday and Wednesday of this week saw the most significant rocket and mortar attacks on Israel from Gaza since the 2014 Gaza war. In all, well over 180 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel over a 48 hour period

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