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The consequences of the UNRWA funding cutoff

The task of representing Palestinians against Israel should not be the responsibility of a humanitarian organisation

Editorial: Refugees Forever?

The Trump Administration’s moves are clearly intended to pressure the Palestinian leadership, and transform a frozen and unpropitious status quo. While that may feel threatening to many Palestinians, it also provides an opportunity to improve future Palestinian prospects. 

Statement on recently announced US funding cuts to UNRWA

It has long been clear that, for anyone who wants a genuine and sustainable Israeli-Palestinian two-state resolution, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has been part of the problem that prevents that from happening

Deconstruction Zone: Talking to Teheran

All this back and forth conceals an entirely predictable outcome given the history of US-Iran interaction: the two sides may yet be heading toward what the mullahs hope will be prolonged and inconclusive negotiations.

The EU, the Trump Administration, and Iran

Update from AIJAC Update 08/18 #03   With the Trump Administration announcing the formation of a new Iran Action Group and the EU recently issuing a statement doubling...

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

Smarter Sanctions on Iran

When targeting Iran’s oil sector, policymakers should focus more on revenues than sales. That is, even as they take steps to reduce the volume of Iran’s oil sales, their priority should be ensuring that revenues from those sales are locked up

Deconstruction Zone: Why the US was right to quit the UN...

US President Donald Trump has rightly decided to terminate US membership on what US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the “misnamed” UN “Human Rights” Council.

Under Pressure

The decision by US President Donald Trump to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear deal in early May has already wreaked widespread economic damage on Iranians.

Mike Pompeo announces new comprehensive US policy toward Iran

On Monday, May 21, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a key speech in Washington outlining a new comprehensive US strategy for confronting problematic Iranian behaviour across a variety of areas - not only nuclear, but also missiles, support for terrorism, destablising neighbours, involvement in the Syria and Yemen conflict

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