May 28, 2021 | Foreign Podicy

Eleven Days in May: The Latest Battle in the Long War Against Israel

May 28, 2021 Foreign Podicy

Eleven Days in May: The Latest Battle in the Long War Against Israel

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The Islamic Republic of Iran provides Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad with rockets and other weapons, technology, training, and funding. Over 11 days in May, the two groups fired more than four thousand rockets at Israeli cities and villages.

President Biden supported Israel’s right to defend itself but, at the same time, his envoys in Vienna have been negotiating a return to President Obama’s Iran deal. Iran’s rulers want billions of dollars and other concessions in exchange for allowing America to rejoin a deal that at most slows their progress toward a nuclear weapons capability.

Since money is fungible, that means America will be helping fund Hamas and Islamic Jihad, as well as Hezbollah and Ansar Allah in Yemen.

Joining host Cliff May to discuss these developments are Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor and Diplomatic Correspondent of The Jerusalem Post; Jonathan Schanzer, FDD Senior Vice President; and Brad Bowman, Senior Director of FDD’s Center on Military and Political Power.

Supporters of Lebanese Hezbollah lift its flags (C) alongside those of Iran (L) and Palestine, during an anti-Israel protest in southern Lebanon, on May 14, 2021. (Getty Images)

Issues:

Iran Iran Global Threat Network Iran-backed Terrorism Israel Palestinian Politics