What to Do after Islamic State Is Defeated

Aug. 18 2016

With U.S. support, Iraqi forces are now preparing to drive Islamic State (IS) from the city of Mosul, its main Iraqi redoubt, and the rest of the province of Nineveh. David Petraeus is confident that they will succeed, but less confident that America and its local allies can keep the peace and avoid the rise of what he terms “Islamic State 3.0.” Drawing on his experiences subduing the same province in 2003, Petraeus outlines the necessary steps for bringing stability:

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More about: Iraq, ISIS, Middle East, Politics & Current Affairs, Shiites, Sunnis, U.S. Foreign policy

How the NGO-Terror Alliance Turned Human Rights into a Scam

Oct. 27 2021

Last Friday, the Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz announced the designation of six Palestinian organizations as terrorist groups due to their deep entanglements with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which has been committing murderous attacks since 1968. Both the EU and several European states have provided funds to the recently proscribed organizations. A decade ago, pro-Israel activists even supplied the European Union with information, for a long time ignored, about the links between these groups and the PFLP. Members of one group—the Union of Agricultural Work Committees—murdered the seventeen-year-old Rina Shnerb in 2019. Jonathan Tobin writes:

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More about: Human Rights, NGO, Palestinian terror, PFLP, United Nations, US-Israel relations