The Last Jewish Gauchos

June 13 2013

Founded in 1889 by survivors of Russian pogroms, Moisés Ville, Argentina once boasted 5,000 Jews and four synagogues. Now its last Jewish residents are considering their future.

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More about: Argentina, Moisés Ville, Pogroms, Russia, Yiddish

 

Despite Opposition from the Taliban, Islamic State Is Thriving in Afghanistan

According to Taliban officials, Islamic State’s Afghanistan offshoot (known as the “Khorasan province,” or ISKP) has but a negligible presence. American diplomats, for their part, have claimed that the new jihadist government in Kabul can provide a bulwark against the group, which opposes what it sees as the Taliban’s relative religious moderation. But, Oved Lobel argues, the evidence supports neither interpretation:

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More about: ISIS, Taliban, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign policy