International Business Times: Now We Must
Build on Hamas' Failure, By Toby Greene
Much of the commentary on Gaza is interpreting a renewed ceasefire as a draw, in which nothing has really changed. Some even claim that emerging... Read more
BICOM Analysis: Ceasefire assessment –
Hamas demands deferred
This BICOM analysis assesses the Gaza ceasefire and its implications for Israel, the Palestinians and the international community. Read more
Fathom Gaza Symposium: Is reconstruction
for demilitarisation the way forward?
Fathom editors invited leading policy analysts to discuss: ‘reconstruction for demilitarisation’ – a long-term, large-scale economic development package for the Strip to transform the lives of Gazan civilians in return for the disarmament of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other armed groups. 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
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
Israel downs drone over Golan
as Jihadists threaten border
Israel’s air force shot down a drone yesterday over the Syrian border and last night Islamists launched a mortar and gunfire at the Israeli Golan... Read more
Debate in Israel over West Bank
land appropriation announcement
It was announced yesterday that an area of West Bank land in the Etzion region would be appropriated by Israel as state land, leading to... Read more
Cabinet announces aid package for south
accompanied by cuts in public spending
Israel’s cabinet yesterday narrowly approved to cut public spending by two per cent in order to offset the cost of Operation Protective Edge. It is... Read more


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