Don’t Bail Out Iran’s Missile Program

Still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, Tehran is requesting relief from economic sanctions, although existing sanctions do not prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining food or medical supplies. Jonathan Schanzer and Bradley Bowman urge the U.S., and other countries, to refuse Iran’s pleas, as it will inevitably use the benefits of sanctions relief to expand its arsenal of precision-guided missiles:

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More about: Coronavirus, Hizballah, Iran, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy

The American Association of University Professors Celebrates Anti-Semitism

Last week, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), an influential academic organization, announced that Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University would receive one of its annual awards, citing her “courage, persistence, political foresight, and concern for human rights . . . in her scholarship, teaching, [and] public advocacy” as well as her efforts to “advance the agenda for social change in Palestine, the United States, and internationally.” Those efforts, notes Jonathan Marks, include supporting the exclusion of the Jewish campus group Hillel from a university-wide event, and lambasting the school’s president for apologizing for that exclusion:

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More about: Academia, Anti-Semitism, Israel on campus