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Settling for Less Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

In the longer term the settlement scheme as originally designed by the Likud may prove to have spent itself. With leader after leader of the major conservative party ending up at loggerheads with the settlement movement, the deeper differences between them will become more and more difficult to brid

West Bank Story Categories: Palestinians     Author: Tom Gross

The truth is that an independent Palestine is now quietly being built, with Israeli assistance. Palestinian economic growth so far this year has been an impressive seven percent according to the IMF.

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Climate of Hate Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

Virtually every day I see one or more reports of a Jewish person being assaulted, Jewish communal property vandalised, abusive and threatening emails, offensive letters and telephone calls or abuse yelled at identifiably Jewish people from passing vehicles.

Editorial: Time's Up Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Colin Rubenstein

If the US and European Union want to avoid the associated horrors of an Iranian nuclear bomb and the costs of a military attack to pre-empt it, either the UN Security Council must impose meaningful, enforceable and targeted sanctions against Iran or the US, with like-minded allies including the EU a

An Iranian nuclear "smoking gun"? Categories: International Security, Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

As has been widely reported, the Times (UK) has revealed what appears to be a "smoking gun" on the Iranian nuclear program - documents which appear to reveal work on a neutron initiator, a nuclear component which has no other use than triggering a nuclear weapon.

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Iran: Last Chance for Sanctions? Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

Today's Update features a number of pieces on the state of the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program - with a special focus on the prospects of additional sanctions now that the end-of-year deadline for negotiating progress set by the US administration is looming.

Iran's rejection of the uranium deal/ Iran's unpopular regime Categories: Iran, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

This Update looks at the state of the P+1 (US, Russia, China, Britain, France. Germany) group's negotiations with Iran, and especially the apparent de facto rejection by Iran of the major deal on offer - which would take some Iranian uranium out of the country to be enriched for purely civilian use

Essay: Somalia's al-Shabaab Categories: Africa, Islamic Extremism, Somalia     Author: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The biggest threat emanating from Somalia comes from a different source: an ongoing lack of internal order has left the country vulnerable to the rise of hard-line Islamist groups, of which the latest is al-Shabaab (the youth), which rose from obscurity to international prominence in less than two y

Law unto Himself? Categories: Israel     Author: Amotz Asa-El

Israel's attorney-general is hardly known abroad, but a brouhaha surrounding his powers now threatens to undo Binyamin Netanyahu's young government, under circumstances he apparently did not foresee.

The Unilateral Fallacy Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Alan Baker

The scene is currently being set by the Palestinians for a strong and even dramatic point of entry into either bilateral negotiations or perhaps a sharp diplomatic turn toward a unilateral strategy for Palestinian statehood.

At an impasse? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: Robert Satloff

How is it possible that a US administration that came to office committed to the pursuit of Arab-Israeli peacemaking is today further from even getting the parties to talk with each other than at almost any point since the peace process began at the Madrid conference more than 18 years ago?

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