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Israel and the Iranian Nuclear Threat Categories: Iran, Israel     Author: AIJAC staff

Last week, the annual Herzliya Conference was held in Israel. The Conference is an important event in the political calendar, where all major leaders generally speak, and major initiatives are often announced.

AMIA Revisited Categories: Europe, International Jewry, Iran, Terrorism, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

On November 9, there was an extraordinary development in an 11-year old case of terrorist mass murder. Argentina finally identified and named the Lebanese Hezbollah member, Ibrahim Hussein Berro, allegedly responsible for the suicide bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Aid Association (AMIA) J

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Terrorism Teheran Style Categories: International Jewry, Iran, Op-eds, Terrorism     Author: Ted Lapkin

YOU know it's not business as usual when prosecutors from one country file a criminal indictment against another country's head of state. But that's precisely what happened late last year when Argentine authorities laid terrorism charges against former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani.

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Olmert and Abbas/ Peace Prospects Categories: Israel, Palestinians     Author: AIJAC staff

On Dec. 23, Israeli PM Olmert held a long-anticipated meeting with PA President Mahmoud Abbas and discussed both a prisoner exchange deal and some Israeli concessions arguably designed to strengthen Abbas in the increasingly violent Hamas-Fatah clashes.

The Execution of Saddam Hussein Categories: Immigration/ Multiculturalism, Iraq     Author: AIJAC staff

The end of year hiatus in Updates witnessed a number of events which invite comment and analysis - not least the continuing conflict and kidnappings in the Palestinian territories and the passage at last of long-discussed (but very limited) UN sanctions on Iran's nuclear program.

Saying No to Jihad Categories: Antisemitism, Asia, Islamic Extremism, Lebanon     Author: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

People are punished for crime, for creating anarchy and for subjecting humanity to horrifying terror. But, could we ever believe that someone would be arrested, tortured and imprisoned for 17 long months just for being in favour of global peace, inter-faith dialogue and ending religious hatred?

The ISG Unplugged Categories: Iraq, Middle East, United States     Author: Eliot Cohen

The theory of the thing is very peculiar indeed. You are in the middle of a war - a hard war, a war that is going badly. If the government has bogged down, if the people inside have gone stale, you would say that the sound thing ... would be, first, to fire a bunch of officials (generals as well as

Editorial: The ISG?s Unrealism Categories: Iraq, Middle East, United States     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The bipartisan Iraq Survey Group (ISG) report to US President Bush set out the grim reality of the situation in Iraq and made some plausible, even if predictable and contested, recommendations about military strategy there. However it also includes two recommendations about wider Middle Eastern poli

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