Weekly Updates

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 21 – 27, 2013)

This past week Israel’s south was quiet. Events focused on Judea and Samaria, where an IDF force was attacked during an action in the Qalandia refugee camp. On August 22, 2013, four rockets were fired into the western Galilee for the first time in two years.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 1 – 7, 2013)

Rogue terrorist networks in the Gaza Strip continue their efforts to undermine the lull in the fighting achieved at the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. Attempts to carry out terrorist attacks using cold weapons (stones, knives, Molotov cocktails) continue in Judea and Samaria, part of the so-called “popular resistance.”

Spotlight on Iran – Iranians preparing for New Year in an atmosphere of economic crisis

Two weeks ahead of the Iranian New Year, media in the country are reporting that for many the holiday mood is dampened by sharp increases in prices, an economic downturn, and the growing hardship faced by Iran’s workers.

Spotlight on Iran – President Ahmadinejad comes under criticism for his reaction to Hugo Chavez’s death

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s eulogy for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and his declaration of a national day of mourning in Iran following Chavez’s death drew strong criticism from the Iranian president’s political critics and from clerics.

Spotlight on Iran – Struggling to make ends meet: Iran’s workers step up fight to raise minimum wage

The Supreme Labor Council is soon expected to make a decision on revising Iran’s minimum wage ahead of the new Iranian year. The issue is drawing substantial public and media attention in light of the economic crisis and the erosion of workers’ wages as a result of the sharp price increases.

Spotlight on Iran – Conference in support of Khuzestani Arabs convenes in Cairo during Foreign Minister Salehi’s visit to Egypt, provoking anger from Iran

A conference convened in Cairo to support the Arab minority in Khuzestan, a region in the southwest of Iran, is drawing criticism and anger from media and social networks in Iran. The conference, held in Cairo on January 10, was attended by representatives from the separatist movement for the liberation of Khuzestan, Muslim clerics, as

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