Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy [September 25, 2009] [open pdf - 544KB]
"Congress is interested in issues related to Middle East peace because of its oversight role in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy, its support for Israel, and keen constituent interest. It is especially concerned about U.S. financial and other commitments to the parties, and the 111th Congress is engaged in these matters. Congress also has endorsed Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, although U.S. Administrations have consistently maintained that the fate of the city is the subject of final status negotiations."
CRS Report for Congress, RL33530