The American Left’s Abandonment of Both Israel and the Jews

While anti-Semitism exists everywhere, and the U.S. has never been an exception, writes Ross Douthat, what has made America stand out is its persistent strain of philo-Semitism. He sees in the left’s response to the Ilhan Omar controversy an abandonment of this attitude:

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More about: American Jewry, Anti-Semitism, Ilhan Omar, Philo-Semitism, Politics & Current Affairs, US-Israel relations

Navigating the Egypt-Turkey-Russia Triangle

On October 9, Moscow and Cairo announced that their navies are planning joint exercises in the Black Sea—a move clearly aimed at Turkey, which has a bitter enemy in Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and has increasingly run afoul of Vladimir Putin in Syria, the Caucasus, and Libya. Jerusalem’s interests lie with the pro-Israel Sisi against Turkey’s pro-Hamas Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but the situation is hardly straightforward. Jonathan Spyer explains:

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More about: Egypt, Israeli Security, Natural Gas, Russia, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy