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Argentina's President Discovers the International Jewish Conspiracy

April 23, 2015  •  The Tower

"Everything has to do with Everything" sounds like the title of some obscure New Age manifesto. In fact, it's the headline on a disjointed article by Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in which she claims, in essence, that an international Jewish conspiracy was supporting the efforts of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who spent more than a decade investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.

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Prof. Andrew Pessin is Latest Victim of Anti-Israel Thought Police

April 19, 2015  •  JNS/The Algemeiner

Every time I learn about the latest antics of the anti-Israel thought police on university campuses, I find myself offering silent thanks that they are, for the moment, just thought police. Because if these kids and their faculty supporters ran a real police force, the pro-Israel students and academics they didn't manage to arrest would be driven underground.

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The Nisman Case and the Whitewashing of Iran

April 13, 2015  •  Commentary

Alberto Nisman was a 51-year-old special prosecutor in Argentina who had spent more than a decade investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires. On January 18, 2015, his lifeless body was found in his apartment in the capital. Though Argentine authorities have since conceded that the precise cause of Nisman's death is unknown, their first reaction was to label it a suicide. But as waves of contradictory evidence emerged from the forensic examination, and as Nisman's colleagues and friends angrily disputed that this energetic jurist would have suddenly taken his own life, the suicide explanation rapidly disintegrated. The smart money is now on murder, and establishing who might have pulled the trigger rises to a level of intrigue more commonly found in the novels of John le Carré.

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Iran Has A Serious Human Rights Problem

April 11, 2015  •  The Tower Magazine

On March 19, in honor of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, President Barack Obama sent greetings to Persians living both inside and outside Iran. Obama was not the first American president to mark Nowruz—this particular tradition was begun by President George H.W. Bush in 1992—but he was the first to refer to Iran with its official prefix, "The Islamic Republic of…," signaling his willingness to regard the Islamist regime as an enduring political entity, rather than a temporary aberration.

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The Resistible Rise of Iran: an Interview with Michael Ledeen

April 10, 2015  •  Fathom

'It's conventional wisdom that Iran came to the negotiating table because of sanctions. The economy was in trouble, and the country was desperate, so they had to,' said Michael Ledeen, once he and I were deep into our conversation about Iran's nuclear ambitions. 'I'm not sure that's correct. It may well be that Iran came to the negotiating table because President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif convinced the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, that if they went to the table, they would get everything they wanted from President Obama. Because, they said, America's will has been broken, and the Americans are prepared to make endless concessions just to keep talking.'

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