Fathom Gaza Symposium: Is reconstruction
for demilitarisation the way forward?
Is there a political solution to the conflict between Israel and Hamas that can avoid further rounds of fighting? Fathom editors invited six leading policy... Read more
World Affairs: Rebuilding a Demilitarized
Gaza Is the Road to Peace, by Alan Johnson
Here is an idea whose time has come: the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in return for demilitarization of Hamas. Britain, France, and Germany have... 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
Hamas manipulated and intimidated the media
in Gaza. Why was that kept from us?, by Alan Johnson
In the Daily Telegraph BICOM Senior Research Fellow Prof. Alan Johnson writes about the manipulation and intimidation of the international media in Gaza. Read more
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
Barrage of Gaza rockets shatters ceasefire,
bringing Cairo talks to an end
The ceasefire talks in Cairo between Israeli and Palestinian delegations effectively came to an end yesterday after rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into... Read more
Broad Israeli political consensus sees
little alternative to Hamas confrontation
In the wake of renewed Hamas rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel yesterday, prompting the collapse of ceasefire negotiations, a range of Israeli... Read more
Tensions mount between Fatah
and Hamas in West Bank, Gaza
Discord between Hamas and the Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas appeared to increase yesterday following revelations by Israel’s Shin Bet security... Read more


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