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Past articles by Julie:

Donald Trump has empowered all of the most heinous anti-Western forces in the Middle East

With the decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, President Donald Trump promised to put an end to “endless” wars in the Middle East. → Read More

Jeremy Corbyn’s False Empathy on Holocaust Memorial Day

Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 26, 2016. Photo: REUTERS/Phil Noble. Last week, people gathered across the United Kingdom to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who joined 200 Holocaust survivors at a service in Westminster, shared a photo of himself on social media… → Read More

ACLU Falsely Claims That Anti-Boycott Legislation Limits Free Speech

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) — at one time the nation’s premiere civil rights organization — has falsely characterized... → Read More

No, Islamic State Has Not Been Defeated, and Why the U.S. Is Wrong To Leave Syria

The decision of the U.S. to leave Syria, however, is a fatal miscalculation with potentially devastating consequences for Syria and the region. → Read More

TIP Backgrounder: Downing of Russian Military Plane over Syria: What You Need to Know

WHAT HAPPENED? On Tuesday, a Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft with 15 people onboard was mistakenly shot down by allied Syrian forces that were targeting Israeli jets in the western Syrian province of Latakia. Israel later acknowledged it had attacked a facility in the area, which was used by Iran to enhance Hezbollah’s long-range missiles capability. This attack coincides with Israel’s… → Read More

Iran's forgotten persecuted Christian minority

Iranian Christians are in dire straits in the Islamic Republic because of a new wave of regime repression that has largely not registered in the media due to the country’s economic free fall and popular uprising by a people fed up with the tyrannical nature of the regime. → Read More

The UK’s Labour Party and Antisemitism: Enough Is Enough

It’s official. The UK Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn is no longer a safe place for Jews.... → Read More

With His Resignation, Boris Johnson Once Again Betrays British-Iranian Hostage

On his way out, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has betrayed yet again the trust of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian dual citizen currently lingering in an Iranian jail on what can only be described as trumped-up charges. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who worked for the Thomson-Reuters Foundation, was detained in April 2016 at an Iranian airport while travelling home to London with her… → Read More

TIP Backgrounder: U.S. Withdrawal from U.N. Human Rights Council

What happened? • The U.S. will withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. > “The US is officially withdrawing from the UNHRC. This step is not a retreat from human rights commitments,” Haley said, charging that the U.N. forum is a “hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of… → Read More

The UK Finally Cracks Down on Hezbollah

The United Kingdom is finally on the path to ban the Iranian-backed, Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah in its entirety. Home... → Read More

Love vs. Hate: Reflections on Israel’s Gay Pride Week and Iran’s Quds Day

Today, two diametrically opposed world views clash in the Middle East. One carries the message of love, respect, and freedom. The other is the embodiment of hatred, intolerance, and tyranny. Tens of thousands of people flocked to the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday as Israel’s 20th annual Gay Pride Parade kicked off at noon. At least 250,000 revelers from across the world are expected to join the… → Read More

TIP Backgrounder: Mortars and Rockets Fired at Israeli Communities from Gaza

What happened More than 30 mortars and rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian terrorist groups towards Israeli communities on Tuesday with at least 25 intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system in the most severe military flare-up since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. “This is a serious, dangerous and planned terrorist attack against civilians and children. The… → Read More

TIP Backgrounder: U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem Based in Law, Rejects Threats of Violence

Key Facts 1. The embassy move reflects the law. It is a bipartisan effort that has enjoyed cross-party political support in the United States and Israel for decades. 2. Jerusalem is the legitimate capital of Israel. Non-recognition was an aberration – Israel was the only country with no capital recognized by the United States. 3. Israel, like any other nation, has the right to choose its… → Read More

A new Iran deal must address all its crimes – from exporting terror to meddling in Syria

We must stand with Israel against Iran's vision of a new Shiite empire → Read More

TIP Backgrounder: Parliamentary Elections Cement Hezbollah’s Hold Over Lebanon

Background The Iranian-controlled terror group Hezbollah and its political allies scored significant gains in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Lebanon, the first to be held in nine years, according to preliminary results published on Monday. Hezbollah — and by extension, Iran — has achieved what amounts to complete political and military control of Lebanon. According to The Wall Street… → Read More

TIP Backgrounder: Hamas-led “March of Return” Is Not for Independence, but for End of Israel

Background Hamas, the Islamist terrorist organization which exercises complete political and military control over the Gaza Strip, on March 30 launched a six week long “March of Return” riot along the Gaza-Israeli border. Large groups of rioters marched on the border with the intent to breach the security fence and infiltrate into the Jewish State – the “peaceful protesters” were carrying guns,… → Read More

Iran’s Influence in Iraq: Hegemony Through Powerful Militias

Iran has maintained a significant interest in Iraq for many years, acting as a safe haven for dissidents from Saddam Hussain’s regime and, following the 2003 intervention, taking up a role as both a major political actor and providing support to Shiite militias who targeted coalition forces and the country’s Sunni population. This activity has been stepped up considerably since the capture of… → Read More

Iran’s Proxy War Against Israel in Syria

A major rationale behind Iranian efforts to develop a nuclear capability has been to acquire what may be termed “immunity from prosecution.” Put simply, by possessing nuclear weapons, Iran would be able to deter both the U.S. and regional powers from intervening – militarily or otherwise – in its nefarious activities. Both the negotiation of and the provisions contained within the JCPOA have and… → Read More

How Iranian-Backed Houthi Militants are Seizing Power in a Key Part of the Arabian Peninsula

Iran’s involvement in Yemen should be framed as part of its expansionist agenda in the Middle East region and...... → Read More

Why Europe’s “New” Iran Deal Isn’t Really New

Background French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday proposed negotiations on a “new” Iran deal aimed at curbing Iran’s military power and regional activities to exist alongside the JCPOA, agreed between the Islamic Republic and six world powers in 2015. U.S. President Trump has given European signatories to the deal a deadline of May 12 to “fix” the accord or face its collapse. After months… → Read More