In this week’s Action Update, we’re going to highlight Iran’s malicious activities throughout the Middle East and around the world. But first, read this Newsweek op-ed, from our Director of Public Policy and Strategy, discussing the need for the Biden administration to increase the United States’ response to Turkey’s malevolence and outlining the threats that Turkey poses to diplomacy and national security.
This week’s edition of the Action Update presents the good news and the bad news from Iran to Lebanon and, of course, our nation’s capital. It’s been an interesting week for US foreign policy and world affairs, so let’s dive right in.
In this week’s Action Update, we’ll cover topics from Iran to the BDS movement to neo-Nazis, but rest assured, despite it all, we remain unphased, uncompromising, and unabashed in our support for Israel.
This week, the United States lost an American patriot who devoted his life to the service of his nation. Further down, we discuss certain policy items we feel our readers should be aware of, but first, let us take a moment to honor the late General Colin Powell.
With Congress out of session, it’s a relatively quiet week in Washington. Nonetheless, there’s one meeting that Israel’s supporters should be aware of; so, we’ll unpack that today. In addition, some things are going on between Israel and Lebanon – and they’re not what you might expect.
We’re not going to make a habit of it, but this week we’ll once again only be covering two topics in The Update. Why? Because sometimes events are so impactful that they demand fixation over attention, and sometimes events are so head turning as to leave the observer with whiplash.
This week saw two events so highly significant to Israel’s security and the future of the US-Israel relationship that we’re deviating from our usual approach of addressing three topics and diving a bit more deeply into these two items. So, without further ado, let’s get into it.
This past week showed that sometimes events in the Middle East seem to go out of their way to prove the adage that there’s nothing new under the sun. We saw an uptick in Palestinian terrorism because Israel deigned to capture Palestinian terrorists who’d escaped from prison. We saw the Biden administration double down on a consistently failed policy in Lebanon, and we saw Iran, yet again, avoid any consequences for their malicious activities.
The dramatic failure on display in Afghanistan has America’s allies and adversaries asking whether the United States can be trusted in the future and if our enemies will ever fear us again. The blame for this current tragedy extends beyond one administration, yet the final failure rests with the one that saw the implications, ignored the warnings and nonetheless chose to haphazardly proceed.
All of the events taking place on the world’s stage that we plan to discuss this week impact each other, and in order to appreciate them one must take a holistic view of national security and foreign policy. As such, in this week’s Action Update we’ll go around the world, from Jerusalem to Washington and from Kabul to Tehran.