Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitism Tap-Dance Is Deliberate

In a recent interview on CNN, Ilhan Omar was asked about her statement a few weeks ago equating Israel and the U.S. with Hamas and the Taliban—a statement that she had already walked back. She replied that she had no regrets about her original remarks, and then went on to say the Jewish Democratic congressmen who have criticized her anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel “haven’t been partners in justice.” The editors of the Washington Free Beacon write:

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More about: anti-Americanism, Anti-Semitism, Democrats, Ilhan Omar, U.S. Politics

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war