False and Dangerous as It Is, the Idea that Anti-Semitism Is Limited to the Far Right Refuses to Die

During Bill de Blasio’s tenure, New York City has seen attacks on visibly Orthodox Jews become a near-daily occurrence that the mayor has had little success in curbing. One reason for this failure, argue Philip Klein and Seth Mandel, is his stubborn conviction that, as he put it in a speech last year, “the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement.”

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ilhan Omar, New York City

Emmanuel Macron Signals an End to the Appeasement of Hizballah

Since the August 4 explosion in Beirut, Paris has sought to take an active role in helping its former colony’s recovery, and overseeing political reform. One major obstacle is Hizballah, which, in Matthew Levitt’s words, serves “as the militant defender of the corruption and cronyism of the current government system.” While France has historically been reluctant to confront the terrorist group, its president seems to be losing patience:

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More about: Emmanuel Macron, France, Hizballah, Lebanon, Terrorism