After Years of Bombing Hospitals and Rescue Workers, the Syrian Regime Gets a Seat on the WHO’s Directorate

June 10 2021

Those who have followed the UN’s attitude toward Israel have become accustomed to the spectacle of representatives of the world’s most brutal tyrannies gathering to condemn the Jewish state for imaginary human-right abuses. Thus, true to form, the supposedly apolitical World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a routine condemnation of Israel, sponsored by such states as Cuba and Pakistan. But the WHO’s hypocrisy doesn’t stop there, as David Adesnik writes:

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More about: Syria, Syrian civil war, United Nations, WHO

Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate

July 29 2021

Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.

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More about: Crime, Drugs, Hizballah, Iran, Latin America