Near East Report - August 24, 2011

Near East Report
August 24, 2011 PDF DOWNLOAD PRINT VERSION OF NER www.aipac.org/ner
Slideshow photo Several U.S. governors and mayors have visited Israel this year to promote cooperation between the states and cities they represent and the Jewish state. View a slideshow to learn more about these visits.
In This Issue
Assad Continues Crackdown amid Internal and International Pressure
U.S.-Israel Cooperation: An Interview with Dr. Eitan Yudilevich
The Effect of Recent Sanctions on Iran
Heard on the Hill
Editorial: What Palestinian State Would the U.N.
Be Recognizing?

Assad Continues Crackdown amid Internal and International Pressure

Five months into the massive uprising in Syria, President Bashar Assad is facing ever-increasing pressure both inside the country and from the international community. Whether his regime can survive the continued civil unrest, mounting economic problems and diplomatic isolation remains to be seen. READ MORE
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U.S.-Israel Cooperation: An Interview with Dr. Eitan Yudilevich

Near East Report interviewed Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, executive director of the Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD), about collaborative projects connecting American and Israeli companies, particularly in the field of energy. READ MORE
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The Effect of Recent Sanctions on Iran

With world attention focused on the “Arab Spring” in recent months, Iran has continued its illicit nuclear activities. Though existing sanctions have undoubtedly hurt the Islamic Republic’s economy and delayed its nuclear program, they have failed to stop its pursuit of an atomic bomb. READ MORE
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Heard on the Hill

Near East Report offers a look at recent legislation, resolutions and letters in Congress pertaining to the Middle East and the U.S.-Israel relationship. READ MORE
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Editors:
Dr. Raphael Danziger
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Jeremy Rider
Executive Editor
Dr. Avi Eilam
Managing Editor
Tzvi Kahn
Associate Editor
Analysts:
Steven Beckerman
Senior Research Analyst
Michelle Dorin
Samantha Levy
Research Analysts
I.L. Kenen
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Editorial: What Palestinian State Would the U.N. Be Recognizing?

Roughly a month from now, the Palestinian Authority intends to ask the U.N. to recognize a Palestinian state. This move, which signals the Palestinians’ rejection of the principle of solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through negotiations, is dangerous and raises considerable practical problems. READ MORE

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