Spotlight: Operation Protective Edge
After a major escalation of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, a staged operation aiming to restore the calm that... Read more
BICOM Briefing: Reuven (Rubi) Rivlin
Israel's 10th president
Reuven Rivlin is Israel's new president, succeeding Shimon Peres. Read BICOM's briefing on the new president. Read more
Shimon Peres: Time Line
From his birth in Poland in 1923, through his long-standing career in Israeli politics. This time line covers the key events in the life of Shimon Peres. Read more
View from Israel on
Operation Protective Edge
BICOM's team in Jerusalem, Director of Research Dr. Toby Greene and Director of the Israeli office Richard Pater, assess the impact of the conflict on the Israeli home front, the prospects for the military operation, and the factors involved in securing a ceasefire. Read more
The Daily Telegraph: Why a ground operation is necessary,
by Brig. Gen. (res) Michael Herzog
In this article published in the Sunday Telegraph on 20 July, BICOM Senior Visiting Fellow Brig. Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog assesses the need for a ground operation and the challenges involved. Read more
UN-run school hit as
intense Gaza fighting continues
As fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas continues, a school operated by the United Nations Works and Relief Agency (UNWRA) in Gaza was hit by... Read more
Palestinian killed in major
West Bank clashes overnight
Major disturbances between Palestinians and Israeli security forces took place last night in the West Bank, with at least one Palestinian reported dead and injuries... Read more
Kerry proposes ceasefire plan,
Hammond calls for end to fighting
US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly tabled a proposal for a week-long humanitarian ceasefire as a prelude to a more concrete truce between... 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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  • opinionpolls_190x100 Opinion polls

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

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  • Partition Plan Maps

    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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  • further-reading_190x100 Further reading

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

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    Links to UK and Israeli media, official websites, think-tanks and more.

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