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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

 

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R40439.pdf

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RS22967.pdf

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

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session19/FFM/FFMSettlements.pdf

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

 

Israel: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Arab,Egypt,Iran,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33476.pdf

Discusses how recent events have increased concerns about Israel’s security especially with regard to Iran and the long-standing peace treaty with Egypt.  Also discusses the question of control over Jerusalem and relations with the Palestinians.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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