The new issue of the Middle East Program’s newsletter brings you an analysis of a recent Israeli incident on a flotilla heading towards Gaza. It also focuses on the current political environment in Egypt in connection with the prolonged emergency law. The commented news provides you with short analyses of the Russian military support for Syria as well as a US plan to withdraw its military troops from Iraq. Among other topics discussed are an association agreement between Syria and the EU and a recently approved anti-terrorism law in Israel. Tips for publications and the “What do experts read?”- section offers you additional reading on the issues of the Middle East.