How the U.S. Can Best Respond to Iran’s Latest Attacks in Iraq

March 16 2020

Last Wednesday, a militia backed by Iran launched a salvo of rockets at a coalition military base in Iraq, killing two American and one British military personnel. Later that day, Iranian positions in Syria, close to the Iraqi border, were struck by unidentified aircraft, possibly belonging to the U.S. or Israel. Then, on Friday, American and British planes also attacked weapons depots belonging to Kataib Hizballah, the leading Iranian militia in Iraq. Taking stock of this latest round of fighting, Michael Knights urges Washington to adopt a strategy (not unlike Israel’s) for defending itself from Tehran’s aggression:

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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