Coronavirus-Related Anti-Semitism Finds Its Way to the Pages of a Prestigious Medical Journal

April 22 2020

In a recent report, a group of researchers at the University of Tel Aviv observed an increase in expressions of anti-Semitism in the wake of the pandemic. As Cary Nelson notes, claims that Jews or Israel are somehow responsible for or exacerbating the pandemic can be found on the pens and lips of the European far right and far left, as well as of journalists and officials in Turkey, Iran, and other Muslim countries. Similar slanders have also appeared in a recent letter from four physicians published in the British medical journal the Lancet, accusing the Jewish state of inflicting a coronavirus crisis on the people of Gaza:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Coronavirus, Gaza Strip, Lancet, Medicine

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