The Polish-Born Jew Who Spied on France for Britain after World War I

July 16 2020

Born in the city or Lodz in Russian-ruled Poland, William (a/k/a Wolf) Fisher immigrated to the United Kingdom, became a British subject, and distinguished himself serving on the Western front during World War I. Then his career took a more unusual turn, as recent research reveals. Marc Goldberg writes:

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More about: British Jewry, France, United Kingdom

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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Read more at Australia/Israel Review

More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy