Near East Report - August 02 2011

Near East Report
August 2, 2011 PDF DOWNLOAD PRINT VERSION OF NER www.aipac.org/ner
Slideshow photo Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen has warned that Iran is supplying weapons to militias in Iraq targeting American troops. View a slideshow to learn more about Iran’s involvement in attacks on American soldiers in Iraq.
In This Issue
The Expanding Network of Hizballah in Latin America: A Threat to U.S. and Israeli National Security
The Palestinian Street in
the Run-up to September:
An Interview with
Avi Issacharoff
A Snapshot of Recent Developments in Lebanon
Editorial: Time to Get Serious About Syria
 

The Expanding Network of Hizballah in Latin America: A Threat to U.S. and Israeli National Security

The Shiite terrorist group Hizballah, founded by Iran in the early 1980s, has become a powerful global network, supported by a web of charitable organizations and criminal activities. Given its notorious past and recent expansion, Hizballah’s strong base in Latin America warrants particular scrutiny. READ MORE
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The Palestinian Street in the Run-up
to September: An Interview with
Avi Issacharoff

Near East Report interviewed Avi Issacharoff, the Palestinian and Arab Affairs correspondent for Israeli daily Haaretz, to learn more about how the Palestinians view the latest developments in the Middle East, including the Palestinian U.N. bid and the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal. READ MORE
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A Snapshot of Recent Developments
in Lebanon

The new Lebanese government, dominated by allies of Hizballah, has already raised regional tensions by contesting its maritime borders with Israel. At the same time, it must deal with the internal discord created by the indictment of Hizballah members for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. READ MORE
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Editorial: Time to Get Serious About Syria

The brutal crackdown on peaceful protestors by the Assad regime in Syria has claimed more than 1,600 lives over the past five months. It is time to strengthen the sanctions on the regime in order to stop these egregious human rights abuses and ensure a democratic transition.
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