BICOM Briefing – The 2014 Israeli Presidential Election

On Wednesday 28 May 2014, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein finalised the list of presidential candidates for the election which will take place on 10 June 2014. The new president will take over from Shimon Peres who is stepping down at the end of July.

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Dr. Benedetta Berti assesses the state of Hamas

Dr. Benedetta Berti, author of Hezbollah and Hamas: A Comparative Study, assesses the direction and intentions of Hamas following the signing of a reconciliation agreement with rival Palestinian faction Fatah at the end of April.

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BICOM Analysis: Talks deadline has passed, now what?

The nine month period for talks agreed by Israelis and Palestinians in July 2013 has passed. Following PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s decision to advance towards a unity government with Hamas, Israel has suspended efforts to renew negotiations for now. This analysis assesses what this mean for the peace talks and what is likely to happen next.

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