The idea of a Jewish state is itself
democratic: An interview with Tal Becker
When Israelis talk about a Jewish state, what do they mean? In 2012, in his capacity as a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Dr. Tal Becker (Deputy Legal Advisor in Israel’s foreign ministry, and a lead negotiator during the Annapolis talks in 2008) gave an interview for BICOM, explaining the Jewish state idea in legal, historical, and democratic terms. Read more
Telegraph: Blaming Israel for Palestinian violence
denies Arabs are moral agents, by Alan Johnson
In this article in the The Telegraph, BICOM Senior Research Fellow Alan Johnson discusses the media response to this week's terror attacks in Jerusalem. Read more
IBT: Jerusalem Terror was a Scene from
Pogrom - but We are Defiant, by Richard Pater
In this article in the International Business Times BICOM Director in Israel Richard Pater assesses the terror attack on the Har Nof synagogue. Read more
The Jewish Chronicle: There are no easy
fixes, by Dr. Toby Greene
In this article in the Jewish Chronicle, BICOM Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene discusses the violence and tensions in Jerusalem, with a focus on the synagogue attack this Tuesday. Read more
Michael Herzog assesses
Iran-P5+1 talks as deadline nears
BICOM’s senior visiting fellow, Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog assesses the chances for a deal and the Israeli concerns surrounding the P5+1 talks with Iran over its nuclear programme. Read more
Debate over ‘Jewish State’ bill
threatens Coalition collapse
The ongoing debate over the Nationality Bill threatened to collapse Israel’s governing coalition last night after Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni... Read more
No breakthrough in Iran talks
as another deadline extension is likely
With only hours until the deadline for the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna is reached, a breakthrough seems highly unlikely as major gaps are reported... Read more
Man shot at Gaza border;
Gaza reconstruction continues
A Palestinian man was shot yesterday while approaching the border fence between Gaza and Israel. According to IDF reports, two men advanced towards the border... 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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