A flyer for Naftali's Bennett's Yamina party in last year's election - in the end, it was his own party, whose candidates were handpicked by Bennett, that has been the Israeli PM's Achilles heel (Photo: Shutterstock, Roman Yanushevsky)

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.  

Image: Israel's Government Press Office

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…

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett (L) has made Israel the "primary international mediator" in talks between Russia and Ukraine to end the war started by Russia's invasion, thanks to Israel's strong relations with both Russian President Putin (R) and Ukrainian President Zelensky (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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.

The terms of the new deal reportedly will make it both shorter and weaker than the already badly flawed JCPOA agreement announced in 2015. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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. 

Vladimir Putin meets then Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: Russia's aggression in Ukraine should also be a source of lessons about what Iran wants - and how to confront it (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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

(Image: Shutterstock, Tomasz Makowski)

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? Reports say the negotiations in Vienna over Iran's nuclear program may be about to come to an end (Image: Shutterstock, GoodIdeas).

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. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Credit: Shutterstock)

China makes strides in the Middle East

February 11, 2022 | AIJAC staff

This Update features reporting and analysis on some major strides China has recently made toward consolidating a much more significant role in the Middle East – first with a series of visits by Middle Eastern leaders to Beijing in January, and then with Middle Eastern nations being key among those who refused to join a US-led political boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics this month.

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A travesty from Amnesty?

February 4, 2022 | AIJAC staff

This Update is devoted to reactions to and analysis of a highly controversial report released by Amnesty International labelling Israel as “apartheid” inside both pre-1967 Israel and with respect to the West Bank.

Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, site of a terrorist attack on Jan. 15, which touched off a significant debate about antisemitism among Islamists and others (Photo: Congregation Beth Israel)

Islamist antisemitism debated following Texas synagogue attack

January 28, 2022 | AIJAC staff

The aftermath of a Jan. 15 terror attack on a Colleyville Texas synagogue by a British Islamist seeking to free a convicted al-Qaeda linked terrorist has touched off a substantive debate about antisemitism, how fundamental it is to the Islamist worldview, and the problems some people seem to have in identifying it.

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