Hammerin’ Hebrew

July 28 2014

Having once considered his religion an “accident of birth,” the slugger Hank Greenberg, by the end of his life, hoped to be remembered as a “great Jewish ballplayer.”  

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More about: Baseball, Hank Greenberg

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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Read more at Australia/Israel Review

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