BICOM Briefing: Proposed legislation
on a 'Jewish State'
This briefing provides background and context on the proposed legislation to define Israel's Jewish and democratic character, which has deeply divided Israel's governing coalition. Read more
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
Vote on ‘Jewish State’ bill
postponed, cooling coalition crisis
A potential coalition crisis appears to have been at least temporarily averted with a Knesset vote on the controversial Nationality Bill postponed until next week.... Read more
Israel welcomes Iran nuclear
talks extension by seven months
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday applauded an announcement to extend negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme until 30 June, after foreign ministers from the P5+1... Read more
Israel thanks outgoing US Defence
Secretary Hagel as a “true friend”
Israel’s Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon yesterday praised outgoing US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, following Hagel’s resignation yesterday. Hagel is said to have been effectively forced... Read more


  • faqs FAQs

    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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    Find out what Israelis and others are thinking about critical issues.

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    View a variety of current and historical maps of Israel and the region.

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  • Threeway handshake Timelines

    Overview timeline of Israel and the Arab-Israel conflict, as well as a Land for Peace timeline and a Peace Plans timeline.

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    Recommended reading lists for a deeper understanding of the history and politcs of the Middle.

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