Diagnosing the Weakness That Has Enabled European Anti-Semitism

March 4 2021

Last Thursday, Manfred Gerstenfeld, a leading scholar of anti-Semitism in contemporary Europe, died at the age of eighty-four. When what became known as the “new anti-Semitism” emerged two decades ago, notes Ben Cohen, Gerstenfeld was among the first to realize that it was merely the old hatred in a new guise. Cohen describes Gerstenfeld’s prescience in enumerating three mistakes made by Western Europe that would come back to haunt both the continent and its Jews:

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Israel’s Naval Shadow War with Iran Comes Out into the Open

April 9 2021

Wednesday night, Israeli planes struck a weapons depot outside Damascus, reportedly killing three pro-Iran fighters. While such attacks have become both routine and widely known, the IDF has also been fighting the Islamic Republic at sea, a fact only recently brought to public attention because of an explosion on an Iranian military vessel on Tuesday. Ron Ben Yishai explains:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy, US-Israel relations