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

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

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

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

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—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

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


Nuclear Weapons R&D Organizations in Nine Nations

Categories: Arms Control,China,Defense/Military,France,Great Britain,India,Israel,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Pakistan,Russia,Science/Technology

Describes which agency in each of the nine nuclear club nations is responsible for research and development of nuclear weapons, whether these agencies are military or civilian, and the evolution of this agency in the U.S. from 1942 to date.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Foreign Aid to the Palestinians

Categories: Arab,Foreign Assistance,Israel,Middle East Conflict

Describes past U.S. foreign aid for the Palestinians, the objectives for such aid, reasons behind opposition, and issues for Congress in determining future aid.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission to Investigate the Implications of the Israeli Settlements on the … Palestinian People

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

Advanced unedited version of the report that is critical of Israeli settlement policy in the occupied territories.  From the United Nations Human Rights Council.


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