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Iraq's Hopeful Numbers Categories: Iraq, Updates     Author: AIJAC staff

The casualty figures from Iraq, both military and civilian, over the last couple of months have shown a major improvement - involving an overall decline of more than 50% and in Baghdad, over 80%.

Media Microscope: Balance at the Age Categories: Australasia, Media/ Academia     Author: Jamie Hyams

British-based Palestinian writer and academic Ghada Karmi, in Australia recently giving talks at various universities, represents an extreme school of thought in relation to the peace process. Her solution¬Ě is that Israel should cease to exist as a Jewish state, being replaced with a single state, w

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The Biblio File: The Usual Suspect Categories: Iraq, Middle East, United States     Author: Jeffery Goldberg

The villains in The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy are almost entirely Jewish. Many of the chapters of the book contain extensive lists of Jews (even Rothschilds) who, the authors claim, act against the best interests of the United States. And act effectively: the Israel lobby in this book is an

Lebanon's Government by Murder Categories: Lebanon, Multimedia, Syria     Author: David Schenker

Forty Lebanese members of parliament belonging to the pro-Western, anti-Syrian March 14 majority bloc currently reside in Tower 3 at Beiruts Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel... But the lawmakers are not guests; they are prisoners.

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Primary Colours Categories: Iraq, Middle East, United States     Author: Adam Frey

Though the US presidential election is still a year away, the Democratic and Republican primary campaigns have been in full swing for some time. And, owing to a new and severely front-loaded primary schedule beginning in January, the parties may know their nominee by mid-February.

The Long Road to Annapolis Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: Amotz Asa-El

As for the substance of the meeting, initial talk of a major deal over the explosive issues of Jerusalem, refugees and final borders has given way to hints that the delegations will make do with a general declaration about broad aims, one that will avoid details and specific practical commitments.

The latest sanctions on Iran Categories: Iran     Author: AIJAC staff

As readers will be aware, the US government instituted some new unilateral sanctions against Iran last week, directed against the elite al-Quds Brigade of the Revolutionary Guards, and against certain financial institutions dealing with them. This Update analyses the likely and intended effects of t

Russian Roulette on Iran Categories: International Security, Iran, Russia    

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been the most important barrier to stronger UN sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, visited Iran this week and made some statements that seem likely to reinforce Iranian intransigence and also promised to finish the Bushehr nuclear reactor.

That road does not lead to peace Categories: Israel, Op-eds, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

VISITING British-Palestinian intellectual Ghada Karmi referred frequently to Middle East peace in her recent article, ("Israel's power is roadblock to peace in the Middle East", The Age Opinion, 10/10) but also perfectly illustrated one reason why achieving a viable and lasting Israeli-Palestinian p

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