Iran Is Losing the Support of Shiite Arabs, and Lacks the Ability to Get It Back

March 11 2020

Since its founding, the Islamic Republic has sought to expand its influence throughout the Middle East by cultivating alliances with Shiite communities in Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and elsewhere—a strategy that has allowed it to dominate the politics of these countries. Yet, writes Hanin Ghaddar, recent anti-corruption protests in Iraq and Lebanon show that the very Shiite populations Tehran has been cultivating are turning against it:

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More about: Hizballah, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Shiites

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