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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_fragmented_lives_annual_report_2012_05_29_english.pdf

Latest report on the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.  From the United Nations

 

Recent Developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs)

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP15-18.pdf

Reviews developments over recent months including the breakdown of U.S-brokered peace talks, the Hamas-Israel conflict of 2014, the current status of the Palestinian territories, and the 2014 ceasefire agreement which calls for indirect talks between Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel.   House of Commons Library Research Paper 15/18

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978 – December 1980

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v09

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department

 

Israel Crosses the Threshold II: The Nixon Administration Debates the Emergence of the Israeli Nuclear Program

Categories: History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nukevault/ebb485/

A collection of ten recently declassified documents on the behind the scenes debate in the Nixon Administration on whether to dissuade Israel from acquiring nuclear weapons.  From the National Security Archive

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 8, Arab-Israeli Dispute, January 1977-August 1978

Categories: Arab,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v08

Official documents detailing the efforts of Carter Administration officials to bring together Egypt and Israel for bilateral negotiations on a peace settlement which would cover the case of Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.  From the State Department

 

Guest Worker Programs

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guestworker/2013-008925%20FINAL091013.pdf

Discusses guest worker programs in 13 countries and also provides information on the European Union’s Proposal for a Directive on Seasonal Employment.  The country surveys cover such topics as guest worker recruitment and sponsorship, visa conditions and quotas, and the availability of a path to permanent status.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

The Situation of Workers of the Occupied Arab Territories

Categories: Arab,Israel,Labor/Employment,Middle East Conflict

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—ed_norm/—relconf/documents/meetingdocument/wcms_213298.pdf

Annual report on the plight of Arab workers in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel, and the Golan area.  Warns of a danger of a downward spiral that will undo social and economic achievements of the last two  decades.  From the International Labour Organization

 

Arab League Boycott of Israel

Categories: Arab,Foreign Trade/Investment,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/206161.pdf

Provides background information on the boycott of Israeli companies and goods maintained by the 22 countries of the Arab League since 1948 and on U.S. efforts to end its enforcement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the U.S. Department of State Foreign Press Center

 

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