BICOM Podcast: Amos Harel assesses
the Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal
On Thursday 24 April 2014 Amos Harel, a leading security analysist for Haaretz Newspaper gave a phone briefing following the news that Fatah and Hamas have agreed a unity deal that could lead to the formation of a new Palestinian government. Harel discussed the deal and its implications, in particular for the peace talks and security coordination in the West Bank. Read more
BICOM Briefing: Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal
With the news that Fatah and Hamas have agreed a new unity deal which will include the forming of a new government, BICOM has produced an analysis of the consequences of this move for the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as reaction from Israel and the US. Read more
Drawing the Line: A ‘Borders First’ approach
to break the peace deadlock? by Shany Mor
In this BICOM Expert View paper, BICOM Senior Research Associate Shany Mor examines the attractions of a 'Borders First' approach, whilst exploring why both parties have their reasons to be resistant to it. Read more
Huffington Post: Brinkmanship Risks Taking
Israelis & Palestinians to the Edge, Dr Toby Greene
In a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israelis and Palestinians that it was their responsibility to take the tough decisions. He was forced to return to Washington last week without an agreement to extend negotiations beyond their current deadline at the end of April. He highlighted unhelpful steps on both sides. Read more
Fathom: the online journal
and app from BICOM
Issue 5 of Fathom is packed with analysis, reviews, interviews and debate from leading experts, including Isaac Herzog on the peace process, the arrival of the Quenelle in Europe and much much more. The Fathom Journal app is now available from Google Play and iTunes. Read more
Israel, US say Fatah-Hamas
unity deal casts doubt on peace talks
Israeli and United States officials reacted with disappointment to the announcement that the Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas had... Read more
Questions remain over
unity agreement between Fatah and Hamas
Despite the announcement yesterday of a unity agreement between Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction and Hamas, it remains unclear exactly what impact... Read more
Blair calls for West to
tackle Islamist extremism head on
In a speech to a conference in London, former-Prime Minister Tony Blair, now the Quartet’s Middle East envoy outlined his assessment of the region and... Read more


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