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APN maintains strong relationships with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and Executive Branch officials. A non-partisan organization . with a non-partisan mission, APN supplies timely information, analysis, expertise and education, providing a pro-Israel, pro-peace, American Jewish perspective on issues and legislation related to Israel and the quest for Middle East peace and, security. APN also engages in advocacy, directly and through its nationwide Action Network, to promote pro-Israel/pro-peace legislation and policy

APN publishes the Legislative Round-Up -- the most comprehensive resource available anywhere on Middle East-related developments on Capitol Hill -- every Friday when Congress is in session. APN also hosts policy briefings on Capitol Hill and brings experts to meet with policy makers to maintain a steady flow of balanced information from the region.

A Guide to the Proposed Amdts to the New Iran Sanctions Bill

Below are the amendments that are pending for this morning's markup in the Senate Banking Committee of S. 269, “The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015”, along with very brief analysis of what each would do.  Taken as a whole, the goal of these amendments appears to be to demonstrate that the base text – which is the subject of serious controversy – could be a lot worse.  Which of course is true, but does not change the fact that the base text itself remains problematic, and moving ahead with it at this time directly threatens the ongoing talks with Iran over its nuclear program.

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Obama on Why No New Iran Sanctions Now

Last week, in an appearance with British Prime Minister Cameron, President Obama laid out -- in the clearest language yet -- the case against Congress pursuing new Iran sanctions at this time.  APN wholly concurs with the President's analysis and observations, highlighted below (underlining/bold added by APN).

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APN Legislative Round-Up: January 16, 2015 [Updated]

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APN Legislative Round-Up: January 9, 2015

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US Law & Abbas' Post-UNSC Moves - An Explainer

As anybody who follows Israeli-Palestinian issues knows, on December 31, 2014, after the UN Security Council rejected a Jordanian-backed resolution that would have imposed terms of reference and a timeline for Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Palestinian President Abbas did something – not everyone seems clear what – in the international arena.  This Q&A looks at what Abbas actually did and did not do, and what U.S. law says about those actions. 

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APN Legislative Round-Up: December 12, 2014

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APN Legislative Round-Up: Nov 22-Dec 5, 2014

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APN Legislative Round-Up: Oct 1 - Nov 21, 2014

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APN Legislative Round-Up: Sept 19, 2014

1.  Bills, Resolutions & Letters
2.  Hearings 
3.  Members on the Record
4. From the Press

Congress is out of session next week, so no Round-Up!  And to all who are celebrating, Shana Tovah!

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APN Legislative Round-Up: Aug 2-Sept 12, 2014

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