NEAR EAST REPORT AIPAC'S BIWEEKLY ON AMERICAN MIDDLE EAST POLICY


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Israeli President Shimon Peres celebrated his 90th birthday with former-President Clinton, Prime Minister Netanyahu and famous stars and dignitaries from around the world.
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Iranian Election Analysis

Two weeks ago, Hassan Rouhani was elected the next president of Iran. Though Rouhani has been dubbed a “moderate,” his election highlights how restrictive the choices are for the citizens of Iran. READ MORE
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Issue Profile: Hezbollah

Hezbollah is one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations, and is now helping back President Assad’s forces in Syria. READ MORE
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Heard On The Hill

A gathering of important legislation, testimonies, reports and meetings on Capitol Hill that impact national security and the relationship between the United States and Israel. READ MORE
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Published biweekly except when Congress is out of session by The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Funded in part by the American Israel Education Foundation, the charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC.
Editors:
Dr. Raphael Danziger
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Jeremy Rider
Executive Editor
Adam Harris
Managing Editor
Tzvi Kahn
Lauren Waldstein
Ben Shlesinger
Associate Editors
Analysts:
Steven Beckerman
Senior Research Analyst
Michelle Dorin
Samantha Levy
Research Analysts
I.L. Kenen
Founder, 1905-1988

Editorial: Waiting on Abbas

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Israel as part of the continued American effort to relaunch the peace process. It is time for Palestinian President Abbas to drop his unwarranted preconditions and return to direct talks.
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