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Scribblings: Polls suggest poll setback for Israeli Arabs shortlived

One negative to come out of the Israeli election on April 9 was the decline in turnout among Arab Israelis. According to some reports only 44% turned out to vote, compared to 63.5% in the last election in 2015 (overall turnout was also down, but to a much smaller degree).

Dealing with Trump’s “deal”

Israel’s response to President Trump’s plan will reflect its commitment to seek a peace that guarantees its security and so will probably be “Yes, but”. 

Michael Doran on Sky News “Outsiders”

AIJAC guest Dr Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute appeared Sky News "Outsiders" on 7 April 2019

Michael Doran on Iran

What steps does the global community need to take to halt Iran’s regional and global ambitions? AIJAC guest Dr Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute answers.

Iran and Palestinians the losers in Warsaw

Arab countries, mainly Gulf states, didn’t hesitate to partake in the summit alongside Israel, were willing to accept it as a full partner and even as a leader in the regional fight against Iran.

The Warsaw Summit and the Palestinians/ Lebanon’s new government

This Update is focussed on the Warsaw Conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East that took place yesterday with the participation of more than 60 countries -  which is widely seen as part of a US-led effort to create a new alliance against Iran's destabilising behaviour.

Equality still a mirage for too many women

There were a few double-takes recently when United Arab Emirates Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum took to social media to congratulate the winners of his country’s gender equality award. Why? All the winners were men.

An ugly reality for Mideast women

Women in the Middle East are among the most subjugated in the world, with one country – Israel – an obvious outlier.

Biblio File: When Feminism fails Muslim Women

As a 1960s-era feminist, Chesler’s firm position on universal human rights conflicts with the postcolonial, cultural relativist, Marxist, and Islamist views among more recent, more politicised feminists.

The Arab loss of interest in Palestine

On the stage and behind the scenes, there seemed much more appetite for normalisation with Israel. Oman’s Foreign Minister said it quite clearly when he called on the Arab world to “come to terms with the reality that Israel is a fact of life in the region”

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