Near East Report - September 6, 2012

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Slideshow photo The 2012-2013 school year began across Israel last week, with the number of pupils enrolled in schools and kindergartens surpassing two million for the first time. View a slideshow to learn more.
In This Issue
The Sinai Explodes
The Military History of the Holy Land: An Interview with Gary Rashba
Educational Trip to Israel Produces “Net Gain” for Retired Basketball Legends
Editorial: IAEA Report: Iran’s Nuclear Program Moving Full Speed Ahead

The Sinai Explodes

Longstanding security concerns in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula burst into a full-blown crisis last month, when gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers along the border with Gaza and Israel. This incident – the deadliest episode in the Sinai since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year – created a major challenge for Egypt’s new president. READ MORE
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The Military History of the Holy Land: An Interview with Gary Rashba

Today’s Arab-Israeli conflict is merely the latest iteration of an endless record of violence in the Holy Land – a region with an unmatched military history. To learn more about this history and its relevance for current events, Near East Report interviewed Gary Rashba, author of Holy Wars – 3000 Years of Battles in the Holy Land. READ MORE
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Educational Trip to Israel Produces “Net Gain” for Retired Basketball Legends

Thirteen former professional basketball players recently visited the Jewish state as part of the program Athlete Ambassadors for Israel. These present-day business and community leaders are now uniquely positioned to share their experiences and to convey the appreciation for the U.S.-Israel relationship that they developed during their visit. READ MORE
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Editorial: IAEA Report: Iran’s Nuclear Program Moving Full Speed Ahead

In what has become a ritual by now, the International Atomic Energy Agency again admonished Iran in its latest report for not cooperating with the agency and disregarding international demands with respect to its nuclear program. At this rate, Tehran could have a breakout nuclear capability by early next year. READ MORE

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