Near East Report - November 28, 2011

Near East Report
November 28, 2011 PDF DOWNLOAD PRINT VERSION OF NER www.aipac.org/ner
Slideshow photo Following his September U.N. speech, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has continued pursuing recognition of statehood through the U.N. system, has made inflammatory statements and taken provocative actions. View a slideshow to learn more about Abbas’ statements and actions.
In This Issue
Parliamentary Elections in Egypt: A Preview
Loose Syrian Weapons Could Pose a Serious Threat
The Perils of the “Arab Spring”: An Interview with Dr. Dan Schueftan
High School Summit Empowers a New Generation of Pro-Israel Advocates
Editorial: Sanctioning Iran’s Central Bank: The Necessary Next Step

Parliamentary Elections in Egypt:
A Preview

Nine months after they ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians will begin going to the polls this month to choose a new parliament. How these elections unfold and their results will be a crucial indication of where Egypt is heading in coming years. READ MORE
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Loose Syrian Weapons Could Pose a
Serious Threat

The ongoing turmoil in Syria threatens the regime of President Bashar Assad and may lead to a civil war in the country. If and when Assad’s rule collapses, chemical, biological and other advanced weapons systems could easily find their way to neighboring countries and into the hands of terrorist groups. READ MORE
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The Perils of the “Arab Spring”:
An Interview with Dr. Dan Schueftan

A wave of civil uprisings has brought turmoil to the Middle East and toppled longstanding regimes. To learn more about these events and their ramifications for American and Israeli interests in the region, Near East Report interviewed Dr. Dan Schueftan, director of the University of Haifa’s National Security Studies Center. READ MORE
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High School Summit Empowers a New Generation of Pro-Israel Advocates

407 high school students from more than 130 academic institutions across the country attended AIPAC’s Schusterman Advocacy Institute High School Summit in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6-8. The students received intensive training in pro-Israel political advocacy and participated in 48 individual congressional appointments. 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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Sanctioning Iran’s Central Bank:
The Necessary Next Step

As the International Atomic Energy Agency detailed in its latest report, Iran is rapidly moving towards a nuclear weapons capability. We must act now to prevent the world’s leading state sponsor of terror from adding a nuclear weapon to its arsenal by immediately imposing crippling sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran. READ MORE

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