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Issue No. 2
In This Issue
Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz Addresses JINSA
JINSA Houston Leadership Award
JINSA Taiwan Delegation
Dr. Matthias Kuentzel Addresses JINSA
New Issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs
New Israel Defense Attache Addresses JINSA

Maj. Gen. Benny Gantz, Defense and Armed Forces Attache at the Embassy of Israel, spoke before a JINSA-sponsored a lunch in April for defense industry executives. During the off-the-record conversation, Maj. Gen. Gantz discussed the range of threats facing Israel and fielded questions on missile defense, the U.S.-Israel security relationship and the potential for Syrian-Israeli peace. A former special operations officer, Maj. Gen. Gantz arrived in the United States in January from his position as Commander of IDF Ground Forces. Participants in the JINSA Flag and General Officer Trip had met with him in that capacity and in his previous role as Commander of Israel's Northern Command.

May 2008
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Top Counter-Terrorism Official Addresses JINSA's Houston Leadership Award Event

A record-breaking crowd of more than 750 guests gathered on April 10 to honor leading Houstonian Jeff Love with JINSA's 2008 Houston Leadership Award. Vice Admiral Joseph Maguire, USN, Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) presented the keynote address. Prior to his current position at the NCTC, Adm. Maguire, a Navy SEAL, served as commander of Naval Special Warfare.

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Top Counter-terrorism Official at 2008 Houston Leadership Award
JINSA Delegation Observes
Taiwan Election

A delegation of election observers organized by JINSA was hosted by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the March 22 election. In addition to observing campaign rallies, polling places and official vote counting and tabulation, the delegation met with leaders of the two main parties contesting the election, as well as government officials, prominent political analysts and academicians during a five-day visit. The discussions focused on the likely effect on relations with the United States and with China of KMT candidate Ma Ying-jeou's landslide victory.

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New Taiwan President Expected to Further Strengthen Relations
Dr. Matthias Kuentzel Addresses Group
of JINSA Members & Supporters

Dr. Matthias Kuentzel, author of Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 (Telos Press Publishing, 2007), traces the origins of the virulent anti-Semitism that permeates Jihadi Islam not to the Koran but to Nazism. Kuentzel, a member of Germany's Green Party and a Research Associate at the Sassoon Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Hebrew University, addressed a group of 60 JINSA members and supporters at a Europe Project Forum on March 19 in Washington, DC.

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Jihadi Islam's Anti-Semitism Product of Nazi Influence
Latest issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs on newsstands now

The latest issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs (No. 14, Spring 2008) is on newsstands now. This issue focuses on key issues in the United States' changing relations with Europe, with nine major articles, including a lead article by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Secretary Chertoff's article, The Battle for Our Common Future, examines the global struggle between Islamist extremism and liberal democratic values. The new issue also includes articles by The Center for Security Policy's Alex Alexiev, Victor Mizin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, as well as a debate concerning the continuing relevance of NATO in the 21st century between Jamie Shea, policy advisor to the NATO Secretary General, and E. Wayne Merry of the American Foreign Policy Council. In addition, this issue includes the debut of a new regular feature called "Perspectives." This interview section features former Deputy National Security Advisor J.D. Crouch II, one of the principal architects of American missile defense policy. The "Perspectives" feature will continue to solicit viewpoints from leading statesmen and policy experts on a range of contemporary national security and foreign policy topics.

To see a complete listing of articles, dispatches, perspectives, and book reviews, please visit www.securityaffairs.com.

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