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Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky
Senior Fellow, The Shalem Center

Natan Sharansky is an internationally renown human rights activist, political leader, and author. Sharansky’s award-winning books, Fear No Evil and The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror are critically acclaimed best sellers around the world. His latest book, Defending Identity: It’s Indispensable Role in Protecting Democracy, was released in 2008.

From 1966 to 2005, Sharansky served in the Israeli Knesset and was successively Minister of Industry and Trade, Minister of the Interior, Minister of Housing and Construction, and Minister for Jerusalem and for Diasora Affairs. In May 2005, after resigning from Prime Minister Sharon’s government in opposition to the government’s disengagement policy, Sharansky joined the Shalem Center as a distinguished fellow. He currently serves as chairman of the new Institute for Strategic Studies. The Institute is dedicated to exploring the regional and global challenges facing Israel and the West, including the advancement of freedom and democracy in the Middle East; a re-examination of international law in the light of new forms of warfare and terrorism; the establishment of a credible deterrent against guerilla and terror organizations and the states that sponsor them; planning for the likely impact of political “stabililty” in a time of changing strategic realities; the appropriate response to weapons of mass destruction; the question of how Israel’s Arab citizens can most effectively integrate into a Jewish state; and the strengthening of Israel’s relations with the United States.

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