Don’t Look to Russia for Help in Dealing with Iran

Feb. 19 2021

Yesterday, Washington offered to join its European allies in efforts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Party to the original agreement, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are not only the U.S., Britain, France, and Germany, but also Russia, China, and Iran itself—and the last three will have to assent in order for America to modify and rejoin the agreement. Anna Borshchevskaya urges the White House to bear in mind that the Kremlin will want to play any role but a helpful one:

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When Confronting Terrorists, Lethal Force Is Often Necessary

On Saturday, a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a passerby in Jerusalem, and was then shot dead by two border guards. As the second bullet hit him when he was already on the ground, some Israelis have accused the guards of wrongdoing; a misleadingly edited viral video has also brought more attention to the incident. The editors of the Jerusalem Post comment:

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More about: Israeli Security, Jerusalem, Knife intifada, Palestinian terror