Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and quixotic challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination last year, recently launched his campaign to run for the New York City mayoralty. To many Jewish voters, his vocal anti-circumcision stance, which he has sought to moderate somewhat since arriving on the national stage, is a source of concern. Jon Levine writes:
Should Jews Worry about New York Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang’s Anti-Circumcision Stance?
In Yemen, Iran Is Preparing for Its Next War with Israel
In the past few weeks, Houthi rebels backed by Iran have escalated their attacks on Saudi and Emirati positions in Yemen. On September 4, they also launched multiple ballistic-missile and drone attacks on several Aramco facilities within Saudi Arabia. The U.S. removed some of its anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia a week later, rendering the kingdom even more vulnerable. The Houthis—who mark every missile and drone launch by chanting their slogan, “God is great, death to America, death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam!”—are part of the network of militias and proxy groups Tehran dubs the “axis of resistance,” which also operate in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Gaza Strip. Michael Segall writes: