Why Argentina’s Jews are Fearful

The death of Alberto Nisman, who was investigating Hizballah’s 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center, has left Argentinian Jews in a state of anxiety, especially because there is reason to suspect government involvement in his murder. In 2006, Nisman had formally charged Iran with complicity in the bombing, but seven years later Argentina and Iran signed an agreement calling for a joint “truth” commission—in effect inviting Iran to investigate its own alleged actions. Dovid Margolin writes:

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More about: AMIA bombing, Argentina, Hizballah, Iran, Jewish World, Terrorism

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