The Many Failures of the International Body That Monitors Terror Financing

Originally founded to combat money laundering, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had its remit expanded in 2001 to monitor the funding of terrorism. At its most recent meeting in February, it took the commendable step of moving Iran from its “grey list” of states that deserve scrutiny to its “black list” of states that should be sanctioned for supporting terrorist groups. Noah Phillips writes that the facts that the Islamic Republic, which has systematically sponsored and participated in terrorism since its creation, had not already been on the black list, and that Pakistan—which has singlehandedly sustained the Taliban—remains on the grey demonstrates FATF’s ineffectiveness. And there are other offenders the body ignores entirely:

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Zionism Isn’t Just about Ensuring Jewish Survival. It’s Also about Jewish Flourishing

Jan. 21 2021

Answering the question “Why am I Zionist?” Douglas Feith writes:

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