Near East Report

AIPAC's policy journal offers insight and analysis into the issues affecting the U.S.-Israel relationship.

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    Near East Report: August 2016 (PDF)

    August 11, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Interview—Alan Makovsky on the Future of Israel-Turkey Relations

    2. Iran's Minorities Rise Up Against State Discrimination 

    3. The 2016 Party Platforms and the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship

    4. Washington Brief: A Recap of the News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: July 2016 (PDF)

    July 14, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—Taking Stock: The Iran Deal One Year Later

    2. In Memoriam: Elie Wiesel

    3. Analysis—Ten Years On: Hezbollah Since the Second Lebanon War

    4. Interview—AIPAC’s Stephen Schneider on Israel’s Expanding Diplomatic Relations

    5. Washington Brief—A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: June 2016 (PDF)

    June 10, 2016

    In this Edition: 

    1. Guest Editorial: Risky Business in Tehran
    By Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and Ambassador Mark D. Wallace

    2. Interview: An In-Depth Look at Hezbollah’s Role in the Syrian Civil War with Dr. Jonathan Spyer

    3. News: United States Condemns Tel Aviv Palestinian Terror Attack

    4. Editorial—French Conference Hinders Prospects for Peace

    5. Washington Brief—A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: May 2016 (PDF)

    May 12, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—Direct Talks, Not Imposed Solutions

    2. United States Looks to Israeli Defense Technology and Tactics

    3. The Threat of Hamas’ Terror Tunnels

    4. Washington Brief—A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: April 2016 (PDF)

    April 14, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—Iran’s Aggression Merits Sanctions, Not Concessions

    2. Testimony—AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr’s Congressional Testimony on

    3. Security Assistance to Israel

    4. Analysis—The U.S. at the U.N.: Blocking Harmful Anti-Israel Resolutions

    5. News—United States, Israel Complete Biennial Joint Military Training Exercise

    6. Washington Brief—A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: March 2016 (PDF)

    March 11, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—Middle East Instability Underscores Strategic Value of U.S.-Israel Alliance

    2. Analysis—Iran's Elections: A Vote for Change Brings Continuity

    3. Interview—AIPAC Expert Charles Perkins on U.S. Security Assistance to Israel

    4. News—Five Americans Killed Since Beginning of Palestinian Terror Wave

    5. Washington Brief—A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: February 2016 (PDF)

    February 11, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—Negotiating a Lasting Peace

    2. Analysis—Iranian Elections: Much Ado about Nothing

    3. U.S. College Campuses Forge Close Ties with Israel

    4. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: January 2016 (PDF)

    January 15, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Analysis: Defeating ISIS Requires Simultaneously Countering Iran

    2. Review: IDF Conduct During the 2014 Gaza Conflict

    3. U.S.-Israel Foundation Invests $7.5 Million in Joint R&D Projects

    4. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: December 2015 (PDF)

    December 11, 2015

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial: Keep the Iran Nuclear File Open

    2. “Let’s Change!” Argentina Elects a New Pro-America, Pro-Israel President

    3. Product Labeling, the Newest Attack on Israel

    4. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: November 2015 (PDF)

    November 13, 2015

    In this Edition:

    1. Iran Continues Malign Activities

    2. Water and Israel: An Interview with Seth M. Siegel

    3. Book Review: Iran’s Deadly Ambition: The Islamic Republic’s Quest for Global Power

    4. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: October 2015 (PDF)

    October 09, 2015

    In this Edition:

    1. Palestinian Incitement Fueling Terrorism

    2. Speech Summaries from the 2015 United Nations General Assembly

    3. Iran’s Bad Behavior

    4. California Seeks Israel’s Guidance to Solve Water Problems

    5. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: May 2015

    May 12, 2015

    In this Edition:

    1. Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act

    2. Beyond the Nuclear: Iran Seeks Regional Dominance

    3. David’s Sling Addresses Growing Missile Threats

    4. Israel Sends Immediate Aid and Rescue Teams to Nepal

    5. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

    6. Interview: Dr. Joshua Walker on the U.S., Israel, and Japan Relationship 

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    Near East Report: March 2015 (PDF)

    March 26, 2015

    In this Edition:

    1. Bipartisan Bill to Combat BDS Movement Introduced in Congress

    2. Election Showcases Israel’s Vibrant Democracy

    3. AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr Testifies to House Subcommittee

    4. Congressman Praises Israel’s Neuroscience Innovations at Tel Aviv Conference

    5. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Addresses Joint Meeting of Congress

    6. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond  

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    Near East Report: February 2015

    February 13, 2015

    In this Edition:

    1. Challenges Mount on Northern Border

    2. From the President’s Desk: Must Read Editorial on Iran

    3. Israelis Gear Up for March Election

    4. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond 

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    Near East Report: August 2014

    August 21, 2014

    In this Edition:

    1. U.S. Leadership Stands with Israel, Calls for Demilitarization of Gaza

    2. Editorial: Disarm Hamas for Peace and Security

    3. On AIEF Mission to Israel, Rabbis Experience Conflict Firsthand

    4. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond