Iranian Escalation in Iraq Calls for a Firm Response

Last week, an Iran-backed militia fired rockets at an American based in Iraq—the eleventh such attack in the past three months—killing an American contractor. Washington, at last, retaliated by striking five different targets belonging to Katai’b Hizballah, the most prominent of these militias, in both Iraq and Syria. In response, the group sent a well-organized mob to attack the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Behnam Ben Taleblu points out that this is not a case of “nationalist backlash” against the American presence in the country, but an Iranian intimidation tactic. He adds:

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More about: Iran, Iraq, 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