The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 29-May 6, 2008

The main event of this past week was the agreement reached in principle between Egypt and Hamas on April 25 about a progressively implemented lull (“Gaza first”) in the military confrontation between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip. Hamas has accompanied the deliberations about the lull with threats to Israel and a media campaign
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The Egyptian initiative for a lull in the fighting (updated to May 5, 2008 )

The Egyptian initiative for a lull in the fighting in the Gaza Strip has gone into high gear. An agreement on principle was reached between Egypt and Hamas regarding a six-month lull, “Gaza first,” during which Egypt would work to extend it to the West Bank.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 22-29, 2008

The main terrorist event this past week was the shooting attack at the Nitzanei Shalom industrial area, near Tulkarm, in which two Israeli civilians were killed. Hamas announced that an agreement had been reached in principle with Egypt regarding a gradual lull in the fighting (“Gaza first”)
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 15-22, 2008

During the week of Passover there has been a Hamas-initiated escalation of terrorism in the Gaza Strip. On April 19, Passover Eve, a broad-scale combined attempted attack was prevented near the Kerem Shalom Crossing and in the region of Kissufim. In another attack in the central Gaza Strip three IDF soldiers were killed in an
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Contemporary Arab-Muslim anti-Semitism, its Significance and Implications (Updated to March 2008)

The study examines contemporary anti-Semitism in the Arab-Muslim world, its roots, its characteristics and the strategic dangers inherent in it for the Jewish people in general and the State of Israel in particular.
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Three IDF soldiers killed by Hamas gunfire in renewed escalation in the Gaza Strip

On the morning of April 16 an IDF force operating along the border fence near Kibbutz Be’eri (4 km, or about 2 ½ miles, southwest of the Karni Crossing) observed two armed Palestinians attempting to place IEDs near the security fence.
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