Periodicals: WRMEA

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) is published 8 times per year in Washington, DC, providing comprehensive, analytical coverage of news from the Middle East, Muslim countries, Europe, and the United States, with articles focusing on politics, arts, business, culture, travel and religion. Writers for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs include retired U.S. foreign service officers and people with a wide range of political, national and religious backgrounds.

It is published by the American Educational Trust (AET), a non-profit foundation incorporated in Washington, DC by retired U.S. foreign service officers to provide the American public with balanced and accurate information concerning U.S. relations with Middle Eastern states.

AET’s Foreign Policy Committee has included former U.S. ambassadors, government officials, and members of Congress, including the late Democratic Senator J. William Fulbright, and Republican Senator Charles Percy, both former chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Members of AET’s Board of Directors and advisory committees receive no fees for their services.

The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs does not take partisan domestic political positions. As a solution to the Palestinian-Israeli dispute, it endorses U.N. Security Council Resolution 242´s land-for-peace formula, supported by seven successive U.S. presidents. In general, the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, supports Middle East solutions which it judges to be consistent with the charter of the United Nations and traditional American support for human rights, self-determination, and fair play.

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See below some of the recent issues that you can find online.

June-July 2019

The U.S. Role in the Middle East and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
The “Deal of the Century” Would Force Palestinians To Swallow a Bitter PillJonathan Cook
Israel Plunged into Political Chaos as Government Dissolved—Three ViewsYossi Verter, Gideon Levy and Zvi Bar’el
Two Narratives of Palestine: The People are United, the Factions are NotRamzy Baroud
Netanyahu and Trump Administrations Blame the Victims: Palestinians and UNRWAIan Williams
Waving the Bible to Block JusticeRev. Alex Awad
The Scenario of a Million Palestinians Going Hungry in GazaMohammed Omer
It’s Time to End Harsh and Sloppy U.S. Policy in Palestine—Three ViewsPhyllis Bennis, Dr. James Zogby and Delinda C. Hanley
Occupation of The Atlantic MindWalter L. Hixson
Republicans Try to Use BDS  Issue to Paint Democrats as Somehow Less Pro-IsraelShirl McArthur
The Suppression of Musical Culture in GazaSalsabeel H. Hamdan

Special Reports
Trivializing Anti-Semitism by Attributing it to Critics of IsraelAllan C. Brownfeld
A Letter to the Members of the German GovernmentDr. Sara Roy
Introducing Nuclear Weapons to the Middle EastWalter L. Hixson
A Familiar Pattern: Bolton’s Threats Escalate Tensions with Iran—Three ViewsScott Ritter, Shahed Ghoreishi and Ben Armbruster
Adelson’s East Asian Money TreesJohn Gee
Egyptian Referendum Expands Presidential and Military PowersFatma Khaled
Istanbul Election Rerun Raises Questions Over Turkey’s Commitment to DemocracyDavid O’Byrne
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May 2019: The Israel Lobby and American Policy

Reports from this annual Washington DC conference of the same title

Why Talking About the Israel Lobby Matters—Delinda C. Hanley
Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict—Walter Hixson
What Does a Censored Undercover News Investigation Reveal About the Israel Lobby in America?Ali Abunimah
U.S. Foreign Aid and the Israeli Nuclear Weapons ProgramGrant F. Smith
How The New York Times Rigs News on Israel-PalestineJames North
KEYNOTE: Israel: More Than ApartheidSusan Abulhawa
Panel: Fighting against Illegal Settlements and for Free Speech:
     • The Legal Battle for Justice Against Israeli Settlers and Their American FinanciersMartin F. McMahon
     • Why I’m Suing Maryland to Protect My Constitutional Right to Boycott IsraelSaqib Ali
     • What Lessons Can Activists Take Away From the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act?Brad Parker
ELECTION WATCH: Shocker: No Pro-Israel PAC Benjamins to Omar, Tlaib or Ocasio-CortezJanet Mcmahon
Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to 2018 Congressional CandidatesCompiled by Hugh Galford
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March-April 2019

The U.S. Role in the Middle East and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
The Demise of USAID Efforts in the West Bank and GazaLarry Garber
Obsessed with Palestine, The U.S. Defunds UNRWAIan Williams
Why Should My Newspaper Pledge Not to Boycott Israel?Alan Leveritt
News in Jeopardy: National, Local, Establishment and InsurgentDelinda C. Hanley
Campaign to Criminalize Criticism of Israel: A Challenge to Free Speech, Jewish ValuesAllan C. Brownfeld
GOP Rep. Seeks to Block Tlaib’s Palestine Congressional DelegationJuan Cole
Amid Government Shutdown, 116th Congress Opens With AIPAC-Supported BillShirl McArthur
Tensions Erupt Inside Palestinian Joint List Ahead of Israel’s April ElectionsJonathan Cook
Israeli Elections: Gantz vs Netanyahu, Bad Cop vs Awful Cop—Two ViewsYumna Patel, Jonathan Ofir
A Weakly Inflated Trial BalloonJames J. Zogby
Entrepreneurship in Gaza: A Glimmer of Hope but a High Risk of FailureAl-Orjwan Shurrab
Who Really Cares About Unifying the Palestinian State?—Two ViewsMohammed Omer, Ramzy Baroud
Special Reports
U.S. Withdrawal From Syria—Three ViewsMark Perry, Eric S. Margolis, Shireen T. Hunter
Iran: Israel and the Neocons’ Ultimate Target—Two ViewsShireen T. Hunter, Patrick J. Buchanan
Welcome Diplomatic Progress on AfghanistanPaul Pillar
Egypt Begins Legal Crackdown on “Fake News”Fatma Khaled
Turkish Local Elections Pose Challenge for The Opposition, as Well as for ErdoganJonathan Gorvett
Now Chad, then Mali: Why African Countries are Normalizing with IsraelRamzy Baroud
Ten U.S. Churches Now Sanction Israel—To Some Degree, and with CaveatsSteven Sellers Lapham
Malaysia: An Unusual MonarchyJohn Gee
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January-February 2019

The U.S. Role in the Middle East and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
Normalization with Israel: All Cost and No Benefit—Two ViewsDr. James Zogby, Sultan Barakat
The Tide Is Turning: Israel is Losing on Two War FrontsRamzy Baroud
CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill for Criticizing Israel—Two ViewsDavid Palumbo-Liu, Gideon Levy
Massacring Worshippers in Pittsburgh and Hebron—Two ViewsAllan C. Brownfeld, Lawrence Davidson
President George H.W. Bush Stood up to the Israel Lobby—and Paid the PriceRichard H. Curtiss
116th Congress to Include Seven Arab-American RepresentativesShirl McArthur
On the 10th Anniversary of the Conviction of the Holy Land FiveShukri Abu Baker
Like Father, Unlike SonMohammed Omer
Not Welcome in Hebron: Its Original Residents and Breaking the SilenceJonathan Cook
A Big Step for a Greater IsraelEric S. Margolis
Trump’s Appointment of Heather Nauert at U.N. Is a National Security Threat to the U.S.Juan Cole
Trump’s Jews: These Loyalists Have Changed American Politics (For Better or Worse)Jane Eisner
Special Reports
U.S.-Saudi Relations in the Era of Trump and Mohammed bin Salman—Two ViewsJuan Cole, Thomas W. Lippman
Unanswered Questions About Malaysian Cooperation With Saudi Arabia, IsraelJohn Gee

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