A German Jewish Historian Reflects on Sixteen Centuries of History, and on His Own Story

Sept. 13 2021

Born in Germany in 1923, Guenter Lewy escaped the Nazis to settle on a kibbutz in British-ruled Palestine in 1939. Three years later, he enlisted in the British army to join the fight against Hitler. He settled in the U.S. after World War II, where he became a distinguished historian and the author of numerous books. In conversation with Clifford May, he discusses his most recent, Jews and Germans: Promise, Tragedy, and the Search for Normalcy, along with his own life and experiences. (Audio, 34 minutes.)

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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