Israel fears return of Persian Empire

By: Ben Caspit, ALMONITOR— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarked Sept. 21 for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an unusual, perhaps even unprecedented move, Netanyahu took Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot as well as military intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzl Halevi with him. In general, Israeli prime ministers…

Our Iranian Interlocutor- Ali Khamenei’s dark obsession with Jews and Israel

BY ALI ALFONEH and REUEL MARC GERECHT, Weekly Standard— Antisemitism has never been an easy subject for America’s foreign-policy establishment. Read through State Department telegrams and Central Intelligence Agency operational and intelligence cables on the Middle East and you will seldom find it discussed, even though Jew-hatred—not just anti-Zionism—has been a significant aspect, if not…

President Obama and Pope Francis Both Admit That Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

By: Adam Levick, Algemeiner— It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for “progressive” anti-Zionists. First, Barack Obama, during his interview with Jeffrey Goldberg last week, clearly suggested that denying Israel’s right to exist is anti-Semitic. More recently, it was reported that Pope Francis told Portuguese-Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman that “anyone who does not recognize the…