Israel looks headed for unity government/ Coronavirus and Israeli security
March 27, 2020 | AIJAC staff
After more than a year of political deadlock, Israeli looks headed for a national unity government under a deal that is reportedly close to being finalised between incumbent PM Binyamin Netanyahu and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz. But Gantz’s Blue and White party has split as a result.
Coronavirus shakes up the Middle East
March 20, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Following up on the previous Update detailing Israeli and Palestinian efforts to cope with the coronavirus crisis, here is an Update focussed on how countries and groups across the wider Middle East are dealing with it.
Coronavirus, Israel and the Palestinians
March 13, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Like almost every Western country, Israel is dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic – with in excess of 100 cases now. Israel’s measures to meet this challenge have been among the toughest in the democratic world
The aftermath of Israel’s March 2 election
March 6, 2020 | AIJAC staff
What a difference a few days makes in Israeli politics. On Tuesday, in the immediate aftermath of Israel’s general election on March 2, the third in a year, exit polls seemed to indicate that incumbent PM Netanyahu of the Likud party had won a convincing victory…
Israel goes to the polls for the third time in a year
February 28, 2020 | AIJAC staff
Israel is heading back to the polls next Monday, March 2, for the third time in less than a year. This Update explores why, what could happen, and what to watch out for as the results come in.
Iran’s Parliamentary Election
February 21, 2020 | AIJAC staff
This Update analyses the Iranian legislative election taking place today, and assesses its international significance.
UNHRC publishes “blacklist” of companies active in settlements
February 14, 2020 | AIJAC staff
This Update provides background and critical analysis of the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) release of a list of 112 companies who do business in Israeli settlements – issued on Wednesday in response to a resolution passed in 2016.
The Palestinian response to the Trump peace plan
February 7, 2020 | AIJAC staff
The Palestinians have vehemently rejected the Trump Administration’s “deal of the century” peace plan and have been making it clear they would do so virtually from the beginning of the process. This Update looks at the reasons for and implications of that rejection.
The Trump Administration’s “vision” for Mideast peace
January 31, 2020 | AIJAC staff
This Update features analysis of the US Trump Administration’s “vision” for Israeli-Palestinian peace – also known facetiously as the “Deal of the Century” – which was released on Tuesday, Washington time, by US President Donald Trump alongside Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
Lebanon’s new Hezbollah-dominated government
January 24, 2020 | AIJAC staff
This Update deals with the formation of a new government in Lebanon after three months of political vacuum there – a government that is ostensibly technocratic but is actually dominated by individuals affiliated with the Shi’ite terrorist group and Iranian proxy Hezbollah