The May 2015 Peace Index

June 9, 2015

This month’s Peace Index survey focuses on three issues: the process of forming a government, the challenges facing it in the political-security sphere, and the protest by the Ethiopian community.

Ronak D. Desai: Coming Out of the Closet: India-Israel Ties Under Narenda Modi

May 26, 2015

India and Israel are now making their private affair public. Is this stark departure one of style or substance?

Ruth Wisse: Anti-Semitism Goes to School

Anti-Semitism on American college campuses is rising—and worsening. Where does it come from, and can it be stopped?

BICOM Analysis: Prospects for Israel’s new Coalition

May 7, 2015

This analysis provides key details of what has been agreed, the main agenda items of the coalition partners, and an assessment of how the coalition is like​ly to fare in domestic and foreign policy.

Dr. Gil Feiler: Economic Implications of Iran Sanctions Relief

April 28, 2015

The lifting of sanctions on Iran will allow Teheran to increase its support for terrorist groups across the region, and bolster Iran’s political and military power.

Yossi Kuperwasser: The Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Programme

April 21, 2015

Yossi Kuperwasser, “The Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Programme, ” Fathom, Winter/2015

Michael Margolit: Meet Israel’s New Lawmakers

March 20, 2015

Michael Margolit, Meet Israel’s New Lawmakers,” Ynet News, March 20, 2015.

Itamar Rabinovich: Israel and the Changing Middle East

February 19, 2015

Complexity and ambivalence are inherent in Israel’s relationship with its Middle Eastern environment. Israel’s national security agenda is shaped by the hostility of a large part of the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Is Hamas’s Real Goal to Lift the “Siege” on Gaza?

September 9, 2014

There is a major, and unfounded, underlying assumption behinds calls for Israel to accept Hamas’s conditions: that Hamas is genuinely motivated by its responsibility for the welfare of Gazans.