Near East Report - October 27, 2011

Near East Report
October 27, 2011 PDF DOWNLOAD PRINT VERSION OF NER www.aipac.org/ner
Slideshow photo Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was freed on Oct. 18 in exchange for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners. View a slideshow to learn more about Shalit’s plight and Palestinian reactions to the release of their prisoners.
In This Issue
Gilad Shalit and Israel’s Ethos of Mutual Responsibility
The Constant Menace of Iranian-Sponsored Terrorism
A Home Court: The Story of American Basketball Players in Israel
Editorial: Time to Sanction Iran’s Central Bank

Gilad Shalit and Israel’s Ethos of
Mutual Responsibility

After being held captive for more than five years, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released on Oct. 18 for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. While Israelis celebrated his release as a testament to their country’s spirit of mutual responsibility, Palestinians praised the actions of the murderers who had been freed and called for additional kidnappings. READ MORE
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The Constant Menace of Iranian-
Sponsored Terrorism

Iran is described by the State Department as the world’s “most active state sponsor of terrorism.” The recent Iranian-hatched plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington points to Tehran’s growing aggressiveness in sponsoring attacks on targets belonging to the United States and its allies.
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A Home Court: The Story of American Basketball Players in Israel

Israel has long attracted basketball players from the United States, allowing them to develop their skills and advance professionally while benefiting from their talent. Having been embraced by their Israeli counterparts and revered as symbols of national pride by Israeli society, some have chosen to call the Jewish state home. READ MORE
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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: Time to Sanction Iran’s
Central Bank

The revelation earlier this month that Iran was behind a terrorist plot on U.S. soil serves as a reminder why it cannot be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapons capability. Sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran would be the most effective way to signal international censure of Iran’s actions and persuade Tehran to desist from its nuclear efforts.
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