Britain’s Betrayal of Israel During the Yom Kippur War, and Its Consequences

June 24 2020

When Egypt and Syria attacked the Jewish state in 1973, the Conservative British prime minister Edward Heath imposed a complete ban on sales of arms or munitions to both sides, claiming this to be a policy of “evenhandedness.” Heath did so, writes Robert Philpot, in part to avoid breaking ranks with the European Economic Community, which the UK had just joined under his leadership. And there were other reasons as well:

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More about: Margaret Thatcher, United Kingdom, Yom Kippur War

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