Near East Report - July 18 2011

Near East Report
July 18, 2011 PDF DOWNLOAD PRINT VERSION OF NER www.aipac.org/ner
Slideshow photo President Barack Obama is one of many world leaders and politicians to reject the Palestinian campaign to achieve statehood at the U.N. View a slideshow to learn more about the opposition to this campaign.
In This Issue
Gaza Flotilla Goes Nowhere
Congress Opposes Palestinian Statehood Outside Negotiations, Calls on PA to Return to Talks
The Arab Spring Arrives
in Syria: An Analysis of
the Uprising and
Its Implications
Campus Political Leaders Return From Trip Eager
to Strengthen the
U.S.-Israel Relationship
Editorial: Greece Acts
with Responsibility
and Determination
 

Gaza Flotilla Goes Nowhere

The attempt to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza fizzled earlier this month, when the boats bound for the Hamas-controlled territory were prevented from leaving Greece. This coincided with a delay in the release of a U.N. report regarding last year's flotilla, which reportedly declares that Israel's blockade is legal under international law. READ MORE
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Congress Opposes Palestinian Statehood Outside Negotiations, Calls on PA to
Return to Talks

Both houses of Congress have overwhelmingly passed resolutions calling on the administration to lead opposition to Palestinian efforts to seek statehood via the U.N. and urging the Palestinians to return to direct talks with Israel. READ MORE
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The Arab Spring Arrives in Syria:
An Analysis of the Uprising and
Its Implications

The anti-government demonstrations engulfing Syria over the past four months have been met with a brutal response by the regime, leaving at least 1,500 people dead and prompting worldwide condemnation. The outcome of this uprising has critical implications for the entire Middle East. READ MORE
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Campus Political Leaders Return
From Trip Eager to Strengthen the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Forty student activists and political leaders from across the United States recently returned from a ten-day AIPAC-sponsored trip to Israel. The trip allowed participants to experience the Jewish state firsthand and deepen their understanding of the U.S.-Israel relationship. READ MORE
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Editorial: Greece Acts with Responsibility and Determination

This year's flotilla to Gaza failed to achieve its goal primarily due to the decision by the Greek government to bar the ships from leaving its ports. The decision is a sign of Greece's deepening ties with the Jewish state, reflected in growing cooperation in multiple fields. READ MORE
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