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 2017 (PDF)

    August 09, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—New Iran Sanctions Legislation Marks an Important Step

    2. Israel’s Growing Ties with East Asia

    3. UNIFIL: Passive Observer to Hezbollah’s Violation of International Law

    4. Analysis—Iran Hopes to Fill Post-ISIS Vacuum in Eastern Syria

    5. The Final Frontier: U.S.-Israel Space Cooperation

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

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    Near East Report: July 2017 (PDF)

    July 13, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—The Case for Foreign Aid

    2. Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Historic Trip to Israel

    3. Interview—IMPACT-se CEO Marcus Sheff on Radicalization in Palestinian Authority Textbooks

    4. Hezbollah: An Expanding Global Threat

    5. AIEF Trips Honors Pro-Israel Senator Daniel Inouye

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

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    Near East Report: June 2017 (PDF)

    June 16, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. News—Senate Overwhelmingly Adopts Bill Targeting Iran’s Dangerous Behavior

    2. Editorial—Congress Must Examine Impact of Saudi Arms Sale

    3. Ten Years On: Hamas’ Gaza Strip

    4. Ambassador Haley Stands with Israel

    5. In Memoriam: Lonny Kaplan

    6. Interview with Tammar Stein: Author of The Six-Day Hero

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

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    Near East Report: May 2017 (PDF)

    May 17, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—U.S. Must Urge Abbas to Advance Peace
    2. Fifty Years On: Reflections on the Six-Day War
    3. Journeys to the Jewish State: A History of U.S. Presidential Visits to Israel
    4. News—U.S. Intelligence Community Warns of Iran’s Dangerous Regional Behavior 
    5. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: April 2017 (PDF)

    April 20, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—The United States Must Oppose the UNHRC’s Anti-Israel Bias
    2. Analysis—Iran’s Upcoming Election Likely Will Only Bring More of the Same
    3. Testimony—AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr’s Congressional Testimony on Security
    Assistance to Israel
    4. Archaeological Discoveries Further Validate Jewish Ties to Israel
    5. Policy Conference Transcript—Inspired by 1967
    6. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: March 2017 (PDF)

    March 15, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. Interview—Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Discusses Israel
    2. Editorial—Iran’s Repeat Transgressions Demand Bipartisan Response
    3. U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Nikki Haley Criticizes Anti-Israel Bias
    4. The Arab-Israeli Conflict Sidelined: A Review of Two Books
    5. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: February 2017 (PDF)

    February 16, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. Joint U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Programs Make Crucial Advancements

    2. Editorial—Newly Announced Iran Sanctions Mark Important First Step

    3. News—Trump, Netanyahu Hold First Summit

    4. Hezbollah’s Perverse Use of Human Shields

    5. In Memoriam: Harriet Zimmerman

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

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    Near East Report: January 2017 (PDF)

    January 12, 2017

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—UNSC Resolution 2334 Undermines Peace 

    2. Analysis—Iran’s Increasing Control over Syria Can Threaten Israel

    3. Israel Battles Palestinian Terrorism

    4. In Memoriam: Ben Gilman

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

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    Near East Report: December 2016 (PDF)

    December 14, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Pro-Israel Accomplishments of the 114th Congress
    2. Interview—Eric Trager on Egypt’s Political Instability
    3. Funding the “Party of God”: Hezbollah’s Global Criminal Enterprise
    4. Book Review—Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East By Michael Doran
    5. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: November 2016 (PDF)

    November 10, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Election Results Underscore Strong U.S.-Israel Bond

    2. Editorial—Lebanese Presidential Election Empowers Iran

    3. Analysis—As the Islamic State Retreats, Iran Advances

    4. Profile—Incoming U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

    5. The Failure of International Efforts to Promote to Promote Arab-Israeli Peace

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

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    Near East Report: October 2016 (PDF)

    October 13, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—New Iran Concessions Weaken U.S. Posture and JCPOA
    2. In Memoriam: Shimon Peres
    3. The Evolving Challenge of Combating Terrorist Exploitation of Mass Media
    4. Jordanian Parliamentary Elections Buttress Political Stability
    5. Book Review—Jay Solomon’s The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East
    6. Washington Brief: A Recap of News from the Hill and Beyond

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    Near East Report: September 2016 (PDF)

    September 16, 2016

    In this Edition:

    1. Editorial—New U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding Enhances Israel’s Security

    2. Reauthorization of ISA: Essential to Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Capability

    3. Israel’s Growing Ties with Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean

    4. The Palestinian Municipal Elections: Temporary or Indefinite Postponement?

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

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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