Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during the 7th summit in Astana format for talks on the Syrian war at a three-way summit overshadowed by fallout from his country's war on Ukraine. Tehran, Iran, July 19, 2022. (Image: SalamPix/ABACAPRESS.COM/AAP)
Countering the emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran alliance 
Less than a week after US President Joe...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) receiving US President Joe Biden, at al-Salman Palace in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on Friday, July 15, 2022. (Image: Saudi press Agency/UPI/Alamy Live News)
A Middle Eastern NATO?
The Middle East is experiencing a geostrategic earthquake,...
(Top) L-R: Oman’s Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations Asaad bin Tariq al-Said, UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa, US President Joe Biden, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Kuwait’s Crown Prince Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, and Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi at the ‘Security and Development Summit’ in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 16 (Image: Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM/AAP); (Bottom) L-R: Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a three-way summit in Teheran, Iran, July 19 (Image: SalamPix/ABACAPRESS.COM/AAP).
Editorial: Two Mideast Visits
In mid-July, US President Joe Biden visited Israel...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) receiving US President Joe Biden, at al-Salman Palace in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on Friday, July 15, 2022. (Image: Saudi press Agency/UPI/Alamy Live News)
Assessing Biden’s Mideast trip
07/22 #03 This Update follows up on last...
US President Joe Biden greeted by Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Yair Lapid upon his arrival in Israel (Image: Flickr)
US President Biden in Israel
07/22 #02 US President Joe Biden’s visit to...
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How to handle the Iran threat
07/22 #01 US President Joe Biden will be...
Jordan’s King Abdullah (centre) tried to erase all traces of a distinct Palestinian identity (Image: Wikipedia)
How Arab rulers undermined a Palestinian state
While the “Palestine question” has long dominated inter-Arab...
The persecution that Kurds and others endured from their own governments helped many Middle Easterners see through the demonisation of Israel they were force-fed (Source: Twitter)
Essay: Lies we learned about Israel
How we came to see through them  ...
Antisemites have seized on Ukrainian President Zelensky’s Jewishness to make him a central figure in their hateful narratives (Image: Shutterstock)
Ukraine war inevitably sparks antisemitism
It seems no major conflict or serious incident...
Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Saudi Arabia is sticking with its OPEC+ oil deals with Russia (Image: Flickr)
Putin’s war has Mideast countries hedging their bets
Like their counterparts around the world, Middle Eastern...
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Israel hosts unprecedented summit with Arab leaders
Update from AIJAC 03/22 #04   This Update...
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AIJAC Live Online with Dr. Jonathan Schanzer
Dr. Jonathan Schanzer is Senior Vice President for Research at the...