Only One Jew Remains in Afghanistan—but, with Iranian Help, Anti-Semitism Persists

July 25 2019

Jews have lived in Afghanistan since the first millennium; at the beginning of the 20th century, the country was home to a Jewish population of about 40,000 souls. Now only one Jew is left, but anti-Semitic graffiti, theories, and sentiments remain widespread. Many of these come to the fore the celebration of Quds Day—an anti-Israel holiday created by the Islamic Republic in 1979. In Kabul, the annual Quds Day rally is sponsored by a Shiite cleric named Sayed Hussain Mazari, as Ezzatullah Mehrdad writes:

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More about: Afghanistan, Anti-Semitism, Iran, Shiites

When It Comes to the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, China Sides against Israel—and against the Jews

June 23 2021

In the rhetoric of Iran’s ayatollahs, the United States is the “Great Satan” while the Jewish state is the “Little Satan.” The Chinese Communist Party seems to have adopted a similar approach during the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, writes Tuvia Gering:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, China, Israel-China relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict