The U.S. and the Iraqi People Have a Common Enemy in Tehran

After launching 30 rockets at an American military base in Iraq last week, the Iran-backed Kata’ib Hizballah militia—a sister organization of Lebanese Hizballah—attempted to storm and set fire to the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The rockets killed a U.S. contractor and wounded four soldiers. While Washington responded with force to that attack, it faces the more serious problem that Tehran now exerts sizable influence over the Iraqi government itself, to the extent that Iraqis have taken to calling the commander of Kata’ib Hizballah “the de-facto prime minister.” Michael Pregent writes:

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More about: Hizballah, 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