Across the Middle East, Popular Anger Focuses on the Islamic Republic

Nov. 19 2019

Last weekend, the Iranian government announced sharp increases in fuel prices along with stricter rationing, leading to mass protests that have spread rapidly through the country. Unlike similar unrest in 2009 and 2017-2018, notes Noah Rothman, the current wave comes in the wake of several weeks of demonstrations in Iraq and Lebanon against Iranian control:

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More about: Donald Trump, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, U.S. Foreign policy

When Jews, and Jewish Institutions, Give Cover to Anti-Semites

June 22 2021

During the recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, a few left-wing members of Congress not only condemned the Jewish state, but repeated libelous claims about “attacks” on al-Aqsa mosque. Worse still, their rhetoric seemed to imply, in classic anti-Semitic fashion, that Israel is not just a particularly problematic country, but one somehow at the root of all the world’s other problems. Seth Mandel writes:

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More about: ADL, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Chuck Schumer, Congress