BICOM Briefing: Following the Gaza conflict,
what to expect next
Key points Egyptian mediated talks involving Israel and Palestinian factions are expected to begin in Cairo within the next two weeks to address long term... Read more
Fathom Gaza Symposium: Is reconstruction
for demilitarisation the way forward?
Fathom editors invited leading policy analysts to discuss: ‘reconstruction for demilitarisation’ – a long-term, large-scale economic development package for the Strip to transform the lives of Gazan civilians in return for the disarmament of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other armed groups. Read more
International Business Times: Now We Must
Build on Hamas' Failure, By Toby Greene
Much of the commentary on Gaza is interpreting a renewed ceasefire as a draw, in which nothing has really changed. Some even claim that emerging... Read more
BICOM Briefing: Hamas intimidation and
manipulation of the world's media
The Foreign Press Association (FPA) has protested against the "blatant, incessant, forceful and unorthodox" Hamas intimidation of journalists in the Gaza Strip. BICOM has produced a briefing detailing the measures and tactics used by Hamas. Read more
Few expectations as P5+1 nuclear
talks with Iran get underway
Representatives of the P5+1 powers (US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iranian officials will begin the latest round of talks today in New... Read more
Israeli official: Assad maintains
chemical weapons capability
According to a Reuters report, an unnamed Israeli official has said that the Assad regime in Syria still has access to chemical weapons, despite seemingly... Read more
Israel’s cabinet to discuss wide ranging
socio-economic package for south
Israel’s cabinet will meet on Sunday and discuss a significant development plan designed to boost economic and social conditions in the south of the country... Read more


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    Now fully updated for 2013, frequently asked questions - and answers - about Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel and the region, and more.

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