Jeremy Corbyn’s Hold over the British Labor Party Is Over, but Anti-Zionism May Linger On

April 6 2020

On Saturday, the UK’s Labor party announced that it had elected Keir Starmer as its new leader—signaling the defeat of the viciously anti-Israel, and often anti-Semitic, faction of the party led by the outgoing leader Jeremy Corbyn. In his victory speech, Starmer made a point of pledging to “tear out this poison [of anti-Semitism] by its roots and judge success by the return of Jewish members” to the party’s ranks. Luke Akehurst does not, however, expect Starmer to bring about a complete shift in the party’s attitudes toward the Jewish state:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Jeremy Corbyn, Labor Party (UK)

The U.S., Israel, and Their Arab Partners Should Work Together to Create the Next Generation of Defensive Weapons

Jan. 18 2021

Last month, Jerusalem and Washington announced the successful testing of jointly developed systems of high-tech devices for knocking incoming rockets and missiles out of the air. This technology, writes Michael Knights, is not only of strategic importance to both countries, but they can be of use to the Gulf states, which also are under the growing threat of Iranian missile attacks. Further improvements are necessary, and the Abraham Accords may be the best tool for advancing them:

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More about: Abraham Accords, Iron Dome, Israeli Security, Israeli technology, U.S. Security, US-Israel relations