A New Television Drama Appears to Embrace the Blood Libel

Sept. 4 2020

Inspired by the work of the early 20th-century horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, the new HBO series Lovecraft Country adds a racial dimension to its source material, conveying the message that the real horror stories can be found in the history of African Americans. The main characters are black, and most of the white characters are those who persecute them. But in its third episode, the show ventured into anti-Semitism, as Philissa Cramer writes:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Blood libel, Horror, Racism, Television

 

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war