Near East Report - February 3 2011

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In Egypt and across the Arab world, protesters have been filling the streets and demanding changes in their governments. View a slideshow with highlights from these demonstrations.
In This Issue
New House Member Profiles: Part 3
House Leaders to Obama: Pledge to Use Veto in U.N.
Background: The Situation in Lebanon
400 Students Gather in Washington for AIPAC Training
Editorial: All Eyes on Egypt


New House Member Profiles: Part 3

Despite the many changes brought about by the 2010 midterm elections, the new 112th Congress is expected to be the most pro-Israel Congress ever. Many of Israel’s strongest supporters were reelected last November. In this edition, Near East Report profiles the final third of the new House members.
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House Leaders to Obama: Pledge to Use Veto in U.N.

Senior House leaders sent a letter to President Obama last month, asking him to pledge to veto any anti-Israel resolutions in the U.N. Security Council. The letter comes as the Palestinian Authority is working to introduce a resolution condemning Israel for housing construction in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem. READ MORE
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Background: The Situation in Lebanon

Politics in Lebanon are notoriously difficult to follow. In order to provide some context to current events in the country, Near East Report has put together a timeline of major events in Lebanon since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on February 14, 2005. READ MORE
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400 Students Gather in Washington for AIPAC Training

More than 400 pro-Israel campus activists gathered in Washington, D.C., last December for AIPAC’s Saban Leadership Seminar. The Seminar, which occurs twice each year, prepares American college and high-school students to advocate for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. READ MORE
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Dr. Raphael Danziger
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Renee Rothstein
Executive Editor
Daniel Rubenstein
Managing Editor
Tzvi Kahn
Associate Editor

Steven Beckerman
Senior Research Analyst
Michelle Dorin
Ann Weisberg
Samantha Levy
Research Analysts
I.L. Kenen
Founder, 1905–1988

All Eyes on Egypt

What happens in Egypt is critical for U.S. interests in the Middle East. The Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty, signed in 1979, is the lynchpin of U.S. policy in the entire region. There has not been a regional war against Israel since the treaty was signed. The United States has a major interest in preserving this treaty, which helped bring some stability to a part of the world that was constantly at war. READ MORE

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