Bernie Sanders’ Proposal for Fighting Anti-Semitism Involves Subsuming It in a Laundry List of Progressive Causes

Nov. 13 2019

In an essay published on Monday in the far-left Jewish Currents, the senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders declared himself “a proud Jewish American” and spoke of his “pride and admiration for Israel,” while expressing his concerns about anti-Semitism on the right. He also mentioned the left-wing variety, but primarily to attack his political opponents for condemning it. But the core of his argument was that “the fight against anti-Semitism and for Jewish liberation” is “connected to the fight for the liberation of oppressed people around the world”—Palestinians included—while anti-Semitism is merely a way for “the right to divide people from one another and prevent us from fighting together for a shared future of equality, peace, prosperity, and environmental justice.”

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Bernie Sanders, Soviet Jewry

 

What Israel Needs to Stop Iran’s Nuclear-Weapons Program

Oct. 25 2021

If sanctions, diplomacy, and covert sabotage fail to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining nuclear weapons, it will be up to the IDF to do the job—as America will be unlikely to attack Iran, and the Gulf states lack the ability to do so. But it is not clear that the Jewish state has the necessary armaments. John Hannah writes:

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More about: IDF, Iran, Iran nuclear program, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy