In 2008, then-President Barack Obama declared that an absence of “daylight” between the U.S. and Israel “erodes our credibility with the Arabs.” While President Obama had little luck improving American credibility among Arab nations, writes Matthew Continetti, he did succeed in eroding Democratic support for the Jewish state, as can be seen in the comments of the current presidential contenders:
How Barack Obama Prepared the Soil for the Democrats’ Turn Away from Israel
Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate
Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.