A Jewish Community on the Frontlines of Russia’s War in Ukraine

Sept. 11 2015

The southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol was the location of heavy fighting last year between Ukrainian and pro-Russian forces; it is now but a few kilometers behind the front lines. After a few months of quiet, its residents can once again hear artillery fire. Dovid Margolin reports on the state of the small Jewish community there:

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More about: East European Jewry, Jewish World, Russia, Ukrainian Jews, War in Ukraine

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