The Islamic Republic Might Be Close to the Breaking Point, but It’s Not There Yet

While headlines report escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran, Amir Taheri sees evidence that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is signaling his readiness to back down in the face of growing economic pressure. To understand why, Taheri argues, one must first understand the ideological forces that shape Tehran’s behavior:

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More about: Ali Khaem, Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, U.S. Foreign policy

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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Read more at Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

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