Issue Memo

AIPAC's analysis of current issues, policy and legislation.

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    Israel Takes Additional Positive Steps to Support Talks (PDF)

    September 16, 2008

    As Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) continue peace negotiations, Israel has stepped up efforts aimed at bolstering PA President Mahmoud Abbas. At the same time, Israel has facilitated an increase in humanitarian goods entering Gaza despite sporadic rocket attacks and efforts by Hamas and other terrorist groups to build up their military capabilities. Notwithstanding these efforts, weapons smuggling into Gaza continues and the PA has yet to take sustained action against the terrorist infrastructure in the West Bank.

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    Boost in U.S. Aid to Israel Vital Amid Increasing Threats (PDF)

    August 06, 2008

    The U.S.-Israel alliance remains more critical than ever as the two countries face an unprecedented array of shared threats. From a potential nuclear-armed Iran to the expanding military capabilities of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hizballah, Israel is finding it increasingly difficult — and expensive — to meet these challenges. Implementation of a 2007 U.S.-Israeli security agreement, which pledges to provide Israel with $30 billion in military assistance during the next decade, is vital to ensuring that Israel maintains its qualitative military edge over those adversaries that threaten the Jewish state and actively work to undermine U.S. interests in the region.

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    Boost in U.S. Aid to Israel Vital Amid Increasing Threats (PDF)

    August 06, 2008

    The U.S.-Israel alliance remains more critical than ever as the two countries face an unprecedented array of shared threats. From a potential nuclear-armed Iran to the expanding military capabilities of the terrorist groups Hamas and Hizballah, Israel is finding it increasingly difficult — and expensive — to meet these challenges. Implementation of a 2007 U.S.-Israeli security agreement, which pledges to provide Israel with $30 billion in military assistance during the next decade, is vital to ensuring that Israel maintains its qualitative military edge over those adversaries that threaten the Jewish state and actively work to undermine U.S. interests in the region.

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    Iran's Stalling Must Be Met With Tougher Sanctions (PDF)

    August 04, 2008

    Iran has failed to respond positively to a package of economic, security and political incentives offered by the United States and other world powers. Instead, Tehran once again has sought to exploit such overtures with delaying tactics, hoping to gain time to perfect its uranium enrichment capabilities and block the imposition of harsher sanctions. This continued defiance must be met with immediate and biting sanctions to persuade the regime to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons.