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From Adversaries to Friends

A number of Gulf states are becoming increasingly frustrated by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ refusal to negotiate with Israel according to former Israeli Ambassador...

A Syria-Gaza Link?

As factions in Gaza fired rockets at Israel, an offensive by the alliance backing the Assad regime was underway in southern Syria, likely to reach the Golan border soon.

Behind the News – August 2018

Over the last three months, the total number of fires in Israel caused by incendiary devices tied to balloons, kites, condoms and even inflatable pool toys launched from Gaza totalled more than 1,000.

Syrian regime retakes Israel’s Golan border

Update from AIJAC Update 08/18 #02   Last week, Syrian regime forces retook full control of Syria's Golan Heights border with Israel, after that border was largely...

Aiding The Enemy 

On July 22, the IDF beamed images around the world of more than 400 Syrian men, women and children – all affiliated with the White Helmets humanitarian group – travelling by bus through Israeli territory and out of danger to Jordan

Bordering on disaster?

It seems that Israel opted to agree to imperfect understandings with Russia – which were probably subsequently enshrined in the US-Russia summit – regarding the Syrian regime’s return to the south

Russia, Israel and the Trump-Putin Summit

The meeting in Helsinki between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been surrounded by controversy...  However, the two leaders were also apparently able to discuss some mutual interests, including a common concern for the security of Israel

Developments in southern Syria

Today's Update looks at the latest developments in southern Syria, as the Assad regime, with the vital assistance of Russia and Iran, moves to retake the area around Daraa and Quneitra, near Israel's border. The ongoing Iranian presence in Syria is a major security challenge for Israel, and there is ongoing tension between the two countries.

Biblio File: Eyewitness with Empathy and Insight

An eye-witness to some of the most violent episodes in the recent history of both Iraq and Syria, Jonathan Spyer has written an intensely personal, and readable account of the most turbulent period in Middle East history since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire...

Behind the News – July 2018

Large protests took place in Ramallah starting June 10, with protesters demanding that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas lift harsh sanctions against Gaza

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