Democrats Must Censure Anti-Semites in Congress

Nov. 15 2018

At a “candidate forum” that took place in a Minneapolis synagogue in August, now-Congresswoman Ilhan Omar stated that she believed the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS) is “not helpful in getting [a] two-state solution.” Yet on Sunday, after her successful election, her office reportedly stated that she “believes in and supports the BDS movement.” Meanwhile, the press has celebrated the fact that she and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan are the first two Muslim women to be elected to Congress. The press, however, has not showed much interest in reporting on the attitude of either toward Jews, as David Harsanyi writes:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS, Congress, Democrats, Louis Farrakhan, U.S. Politics

 

The U.S. Has Managed to Force a Stalemate in the Syrian Civil War, at Least for Now

In a little remarked-upon statement in May, James Jeffrey, the State Department’s envoy for Syria policy, said that his goal was to turn the war-torn country into “a quagmire for the Russians.” By using economic leverage, this policy has achieved modest success, writes Jonathan Spyer:

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More about: Bashar al-Assad, Russia, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy