Near East Report - September 16, 2011

Near East Report
September 16, 2011 PDF DOWNLOAD PRINT VERSION OF NER www.aipac.org/ner
Slideshow photo Iran recently announced it had fired long-range missiles into the Indian Ocean for the first time. View a slideshow to learn more about Iran’s increasing missile capabilities and expanding arsenal.
In This Issue
The New Threat from
the Sinai
Social Protests in Israel: Scenes from a Middle Eastern Democracy
The End of the Gaddafi Era
in Libya
Editorial: Turmoil in the Middle East Offers an Opportunity for
American Leadership

The New Threat from the Sinai

The terrorist attacks near the southern Israeli city of Eilat on August 18 exposed the Sinai Peninsula as a new threat to the security of Israel and to regional stability. Following the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in February, the area has turned into a base for arms smuggling and planning and perpetrating terrorist attacks. READ MORE
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Social Protests in Israel: Scenes from a Middle Eastern Democracy

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets this summer to demand reforms in economic and social policies. In stark contrast to the violence meted out against ongoing protests in the Arab world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been listening and responding to the peaceful movement’s grievances. READ MORE
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The End of the Gaddafi Era in Libya

After serving for more than 40 years as Libya’s ruthless, autocratic leader, Muammar Gaddafi has been essentially driven from power. Although Libya is not a significant player on the world stage, this change of power and the way in which it was achieved has various implications for the Middle East.
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Editors:
Dr. Raphael Danziger
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Jeremy Rider
Executive Editor
Dr. Avi Eilam
Managing Editor
Tzvi Kahn
Associate Editor
Analysts:
Steven Beckerman
Senior Research Analyst
Michelle Dorin
Samantha Levy
Research Analysts
I.L. Kenen
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Editorial: Turmoil in the Middle East Offers an Opportunity for American Leadership

Turmoil has engulfed the Middle East and Israel is under siege.
Now more than ever, Israel needs the United States to send a message—in word and deed—that it will stand by the Jewish state and protect American interests.
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