A Play about the Lehman Brothers Dips into Anti-Jewish Anti-Capitalism

April 18 2019

Written by the Italian Jewish playwright Stefano Massini and first staged in Milan in 2015, The Lehman Trilogy tells the story of the family that founded Lehman Brothers, from their arrival in American in the 1840s through their descendants’ Wall Street success to the firm’s collapse during the 2008 financial crisis. The play, translated into English and abridged from its original five hours, is now making a brief appearance on Broadway. Judith Miller writes in her review:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Capitalism, Finance, Theater

In Yemen, Iran Is Preparing for Its Next War with Israel

Sept. 20 2021

In the past few weeks, Houthi rebels backed by Iran have escalated their attacks on Saudi and Emirati positions in Yemen. On September 4, they also launched multiple ballistic-missile and drone attacks on several Aramco facilities within Saudi Arabia. The U.S. removed some of its anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia a week later, rendering the kingdom even more vulnerable. The Houthis—who mark every missile and drone launch by chanting their slogan, “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam!”—are part of the network of militias and proxy groups Tehran dubs the “axis of resistance,” which also operate in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip. Michael Segall writes:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hizballah, Iran, Israeli Security, Saudi Arabia, Yemen