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Eastern Mediterranean

CrisisWatch Eastern Mediterranean

CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide a regular update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world.

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2 Oct 2017
Hamas wants Egypt and the Gulf's diplomatic support, but it knows that Iran will offer military backing in a way the Sunni states won't. Al Jazeera

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
21 Sep 2017
The next war between Israel and Hezbollah will be dramatic for Israel’s population and will have consequences for whoever is in power. The Washington Post

Ofer Zalzberg

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
19 Sep 2017
From an outside perspective, [the ruling Palestinian Fatah has] almost no control in Gaza today, so [an announcement by Hamas to dissolve its Gaza administrative committee is] better than nothing. The New York Times

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
9 Aug 2017
The main candidates to inherit from [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas all share his political programme. Reuters

Nathan Thrall

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
4 Aug 2017
We are seeing a dramatic crisis between Jordan and Israel which makes de facto joint management [of the Holy Esplanade in Jerusalem] much more complicated. Anadolou Agency

Ofer Zalzberg

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine
4 Aug 2017
We are seeing a dramatic crisis between Jordan and Israel which makes de facto joint management [of the Holy Esplanade in Jerusalem] much more complicated. Anadolou Agency

Ofer Zalzberg

Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine

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Hizbollah’s Pyrrhic Victories in Syria

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As Trump Alights in Israel, Palestinians are Descending into Darkness

President Trump plans a 22-23 May visit to Israel and Palestine in pursuit of the “ultimate deal”. But behind the scenes, rising tensions between Palestinian factions may be drawing Gaza and Israel closer to a new war.

Email From Gaza

In this letter from International Crisis Group’s one-man outpost in Gaza to our Middle East & North Africa Program Director,  our analyst there, Azmi Keshawi, describes daily difficulties, deep tensions within Palestinian ranks and the growing likelihood of a new round of war with Israel. 

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