Near East Report - October 03 2010

Near East Report
OCTOBER 3, 2010 PDF DOWNLOAD PRINT VERSION OF NER www.aipac.org/ner
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Abbas has threatened to stop negotiating with Netanyahu unless Israel extends its 10-month settlement freeze, which expired last week. View a slideshow about direct talks.
In This Issue
Obama: U.S. Will Fight Delegitimization of Israel
Former Spanish PM Launches New Pro-Israel Group
United States and Israel Strengthen Ties
Senate Letter Emphasizes Principles for Peace
Editorial: Squeeze Iran Tighter

 

Obama: U.S. Will Fight
Delegitimization of Israel

In his United Nations speech last week, President Obama said that any attempts to delegitimize Israel would be met by the “unshakeable opposition of the United States.” He also called on Arab states to prove their commitment to peace by beginning to normalize ties with Israel. READ MORE
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Former Spanish PM Launches New
Pro-Israel Group

A new group called Friends of Israel is pushing back against the global campaign to delegitimize Israel. Established in Europe over the summer, the group is led by people who are not Jewish and whose motivations are based on the firm conviction that Israel is part of the Western world. READ MORE
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United States and Israel Strengthen Ties

In recent weeks, governmental agencies in the United States and Israel have strengthened their ties, pledging to work together on common challenges. From space and missile defense to cyber security and agriculture, here are just a few examples of the expanding U.S.-Israel partnership. READ MORE
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Senate Letter Emphasizes Principles
for Peace

In a letter to President Obama, an overwhelming bipartisan majority of the Senate praised Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s commitment to remaining in negotiations despite difficult circumstances and called on PA President Mahmoud Abbas to meet that commitment by staying in the talks. READ MORE
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Editors:
 
Dr. Raphael Danziger
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
 
Renee Rothstein
Executive Editor
 
Daniel Rubenstein
Managing Editor
 
Tzvi Kahn
Associate Editor

Analysts:
 
Steven Beckerman
Senior Research Analyst
 
Michelle Dorin
Ann Weisberg
Research Analysts
 
I.L. Kenen
Founder, 1905–1988

Editorial:
Squeeze Iran Tighter

The latest IAEA report about Iran is quite worrisome. The report indicates that Iran continues to stockpile low-enriched uranium and now has enough material, if further enriched, for three nuclear bombs. That amount is almost double what Iran had last year. READ MORE

 
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