Issue Memo

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

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    The Pursuit of Peace (PDF)

    March 01, 2015

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    American Leadership Keeps Us Safe (PDF)

    March 01, 2015

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    Royce Engle Letter (PDF)

    February 28, 2015

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    Suspend Aid to the Palestinians (PDF)

    February 06, 2015

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    Unconstructive U.N. Resolutions (PDF)

    December 23, 2014

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    The Upcoming Israeli Elections (PDF)

    December 08, 2014

    The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, voted on Dec. 8 to dissolve itself, thus triggering an early election process. The coalition government decided to head to elections because the parties were unable to come to an agreement on numerous economic and political issues. Israel’s government is based on a democratic, parliamentary system in which a coalition with a majority of the Knesset seats — 61 out of 120 — is needed to form a government. The election — now moved up to Mar. 17, 2015 — reflects Israel’s Western, democratic values and traditions.

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    The Upcoming Israeli Elections (PDF)

    December 08, 2014

    The Knesset, Israel’s parliament, voted on Dec. 8 to dissolve itself, thus triggering an early election process. The coalition government decided to head to elections because the parties were unable to come to an agreement on numerous economic and political issues. Israel’s government is based on a democratic, parliamentary system in which a coalition with a majority of the Knesset seats — 61 out of 120 — is needed to form a government. The election — now moved up to Mar. 17, 2015 — reflects Israel’s Western, democratic values and traditions.

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    Increase the Pressure to Give Negotiations a Chance (PDF)

    November 26, 2014

    After more than a year of intensive diplomacy and limited sanctions relief, the time has come to
    strengthen sanctions on Iran. Despite significant concessions by the P5+1 – which would have
    allowed Iran to maintain most of its nuclear infrastructure – Tehran still refuses to take the
    steps needed to reach a good deal. Increased pressure offers the best chance to persuade
    Tehran to abandon its quest for a nuclear weapons capability. The Obama Administration
    should toughen sanctions enforcement, and Congress should quickly take up new bipartisan
    sanctions legislation.

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    Palestinian Incitement Spurs Terrorist Attacks (PDF)

    November 18, 2014

    Palestinian terrorists today murdered four Israelis as they prayed at a Jerusalem synagogue and a responding police officer. The attack followed months in which Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and other Palestinian leaders used vitriolic language to inflame tensions, especially over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Palestinian leadership must cease these provocations and work to de-escalate current tensions.

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    Iran Sustains Anti-Western Ethos (PDF)

    November 07, 2014

    This week marks the 35th anniversary of the U.S. embassy takeover in Tehran and the subsequent hostage crisis. Thousands of Iranians gathered at the former embassy site to commemorate the event with chants of “death to America” and “death to Israel.” To this day, Iran’s clerical leadership seeks to enforce and spread the fiery, anti-Western ideology of the Islamic Revolution through a concerted campaign of domestic repression and global terrorism, all the while pursuing a nuclear weapons capability. Iran’s escalating efforts to destabilize the Middle East demonstrate why Iran must never be allowed to attain a nuclear bomb.