In Iran, the Blood Libel Goes Mainstream

April 22 2015

A major Iranian news website, owned by a member of parliament, recently published an article arguing that Jews are “human history’s most bloodthirsty people,” which claims, among other things, that Jews use the blood of Christian children to make matzah. Mehdi Khalaji provides background:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Arab anti-Semitism, Blood libel, Iran, Muslim-Jewish relations

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