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Year of Decision? Categories: Israel, Palestinians, United States     Author: David Makovsky

US President George W. Bush's recent visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories came six weeks after the Middle East peace conference in Annapolis. That parley marked the first time the United States did not mandate a purely sequential approach to the peace process.

Europa Europa: Ethnic Cleansers Categories: Europe, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: Douglas Davis

If politicians are unable to think beyond the next election, it is not surprising that even their best intentions often produce unintended consequences. And, more often than not, those consequences serve only to exacerbate the problem.

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The Last Word: Youth: Faithful and Empowered Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Jeremy Jones

To meet Luluk Nur Hamidah is to be impressed. A dynamic, irrepressible academic, poet and political activist with Indonesia?s - and most likely the world?s - largest Islamic organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama, Luluk expressed opinions on virtually every topic raised at the inaugural Youth Interfaith Foru

The NIE and the Iranian Bomb Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: Patrick Clawson

The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released at the beginning of December, "Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities", is about weaponisation, not the enrichment and fuel cycle issues that have been the focus of multiple UN Security Council and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board r

Canberra and Jerusalem: A New Era begins Categories: Australasia, Iraq, Israel, Middle East     Author: Allon Lee

A change of government always ushers in new emphases, personnel, policies and preferences. AIR therefore sought the views of a number of knowledgeable and interested figures in Australia and Israel, asking them both to evaluate the current state of Australia-Israel relations and assess how the new R

The Diplomatic Channel Categories: Israel, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: David Pollock

The November 27 Arab-Israeli diplomatic event in Annapolis began and ended in just nine hours, and the media have moved quickly on to other things. But this was a significant event, not a one-day wonder.

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AIR New Zealand: Grave Matters Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Miriam Bell

In October, a Jewish cemetery in Wellington was desecrated. Again. Like many Jewish New Zealanders, when I heard about the latest attack I had a sad sense of deja vu. This sort of thing should not, and is not meant to, happen in our "fair go for all", egalitarian country. But it does.

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