Helped by Christians after Escaping the Nazis, a British Peer Now Works to Save Christians from Islamic State

July 24 2015

In 1938, at the age of nineteen, George Weidenfeld fled Nazi-occupied Austria for Britain, where the Plymouth Brethren, a Christian organization, helped him settle. Now Lord Weidenfeld, who is the founder of a major British publishing house, is partnering with the UK Jewish National Fund [JNF] to help rescue Middle Eastern Christians. Jenni Frazer writes:

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More about: Holocaust, ISIS, Jewish-Christian relations, Middle East Christianity, Philanthropy, United Kingdom

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