The Recent Arab Riots in Israel Were a Revolt against Political Integration

Few Israelis were surprised when Hamas decided to launch missiles at their cities and villages—after all, it is a well-armed organization dedicated to their destruction. However, Israelis were far more disturbed when mobs of their Arab fellow citizens started rampaging through Jewish neighborhoods. Such violence hasn’t been seen since October of 2000, when Arab riots coincided with the outbreak of the second intifada. But last month’s events were particularly dispiriting in that they followed nearly a decade of improving Arab-Jewish relations within Israel, culminating in the Arab Ra’am party’s recent decision to join the incoming governing coalition. Doron Matza seeks answers about what went wrong:

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Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate

July 29 2021

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.

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More about: Crime, Drugs, Hizballah, Iran, Latin America