In response to the American peace proposal, the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has once again threatened to terminate the Palestinian Authority (PA) and end security cooperation with Israel—threats he has made in the past without following through. Since its inception, write Yosef Kuperwasser and Sander Gerber, the PA—created to form the basis for an independent and democratic state—has done much harm and little good:
Under Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority Hurts Palestinians at Least as Much as Israelis
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.