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: 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

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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