Why American Jews Are Wary of Bernie Sanders

Given Bernie Sanders’s performance at the Iowa caucuses, and his high poll numbers in New Hampshire, it seems possible that he could be the first Jew to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party. Yet, notes Shmuel Rosner, surveys suggest that Jewish Democrats are significantly less likely than Democrats in general to want Sanders to win. He conjectures as to why that might be:

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More about: American Jewry, American politics, Bernie Sanders, Democrats, Ilhan Omar

Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate

July 29 2021

Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.

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More about: Crime, Drugs, Hizballah, Iran, Latin America