The U.S. Finally Acknowledges the Truth about Iran’s Militias

Jan. 22 2020

Since its creation, the Islamic Republic has systematically cultivated proxy forces and terrorist groups in other countries, of which Hizballah is the oldest and most prominent. This strategy allows Tehran not only to conserve its manpower but also to deny responsibility for its violent and repressive policies—a fiction the American foreign-policy establishment has been more than happy to play along with. By killing Qassem Suleimani, the Iranian officer responsible for supervising these proxies, alongside the leader of the most important such militia in Iraq, Washington sent a clear message that it would no longer abide by the distinction between the Iranian regime and its regional proxies. So argues Jonathan Schanzer:

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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