Resume the Fight against the Terror Charities

March 27 2017

After September 11, 2001, federal officials began concerted efforts to crack down on ostensible charities that were in fact schemes to raise funds for Hamas, al-Qaeda, and other terrorist groups. The most notable was the Holy Land Foundation, which had supplied Hamas with over $12 million. But during the eight years Barack Obama was in office, action was taken against only one such organization. Jonathan Schanzer writes:

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More about: Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Hamas, Politics & Current Affairs, U.S. Foreign policy, War on Terror

Why Israel’s Political Crisis Remains Unresolved

April 8 2020

On Monday afternoon, Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu—the leaders of Israel’s two major political parties—seemed poised to finalize a coalition agreement that would end the yearlong political stalemate. By the evening, talks broke down after Likud negotiators backtracked from a compromise over judicial appointments, and Gantz ordered his representatives to leave the table. Haviv Rettig Gur explains that Netanyahu, the incumbent prime minister, has found himself on the horns of a dilemma: he can’t form a government without compromising with Gantz, but he risks burning his bridges with his right-wing allies, foremost among them the Yamina party:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Yamina