The implications of Israel’s recent spat with Russia
May 7, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update deals with Israel’s very public dispute with Russia this week that resulted from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov telling Italian television on May 1 that “Hitler also had Jewish blood. It means absolutely nothing…the most ardent antisemites are usually Jews”.
Are the Iran nuclear talks deadlocked?
April 29, 2022 | AIJAC staff
Numerous news reports, such as this one from Politico, are saying that the talks about a renewal of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran have now “reached a complete standstill.”
Incitement and the latest terror wave in Israel
April 14, 2022 | AIJAC staff
In the wake of a series of Palestinian terror attacks that have left 13 Israelis dead in four attacks over the past three weeks, with many additional attacks successfully thwarted, and an Israeli campaign of counter-terrorism measures in the West Bank in response, this Update looks at Palestinian responses to the violence.
Israel’s diverse coalition government loses its majority
April 9, 2022 | AIJAC staff
On Wednesday, Israel’s ideologically diverse eight-party governing coalition lost its slim majority, thanks to the shock defection of Coalition Chairwoman Idit Silman of PM Naftali Bennett’s own Yamina (“rightward”) party. This Update looks at what happened, why, and what might happen next.
Israel hosts unprecedented summit with Arab leaders
March 28, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update is devoted to a summit meeting currently taking place in Israel that would have been completely unthinkable a mere two years ago. Israel is currently hosting the Foreign Ministers of the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Morocco, as well as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, for a two-day meeting…
Israel takes mediating role in Ukraine war
March 18, 2022 | AIJAC staff
During the current Ukraine war sparked by Russia’s invasion late last month, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett has been acting as a mediator between Kyiv and Moscow, with the support of both parties as well as Washington.
A nuclear deal worse than the JCPOA?
March 11, 2022 | AIJAC staff
Reports say a new nuclear agreement with Iran has essentially been reached after more than a year of talks in Vienna – and is now only being held up by a new Russian demand that sanctions currently being imposed on Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine will not apply to its trade with Iran.
The Ukraine crisis and the Iranian crisis
March 4, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The Russian aggression against Ukraine has dominated international attention over the past two weeks. However, there are also growing indications that a deal may be signed, after almost a year of on-again, off-again negotiations, related to Iran’s nuclear program in the next few days
Reactions to the invasion of Ukraine
February 25, 2022 | AIJAC staff
With the world in the grips of the worst crisis of international order in decades, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, this Update features some reactions to recent events from Israel and the wider Jewish world.
Endgame for the Iran nuclear negotiations?
February 18, 2022 | AIJAC staff
This Update is focused on reports that the negotiations in Vienna regarding a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which have been in progress since early last year, may be about to end in an agreement.