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The Left's Apology For Hamas Reveals The Depth Of Its Anti-Semitism

Sectors of the political Left around the world have practically lauded the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel — finally barely bothering to hide their good ol' fashioned hatred of the Jews, rather than hiding behind anti-Zionist rhetoric. Something evil has been re-released.

Photo of a person wearing sneakers stomping on a burning Israeli flag during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct. 17

Protesters burn an Israeli flag during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Bogota, Colombia, on Oct. 17

Marcos Peckel


BOGOTÁ — Marx and Lenin would be turning over in their graves. If only they could see how sectors of the political Left, which is supposed to despise religion ("opiate of the masses"), are now in bed with radical Islam. Those laudable traits the Left proudly claims as its own — humanism, inclusivity and diversity — have been summarily ditched to make way for what is an apparently more fervent passion: hatred of the Jews.

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The Middle East has, and not for the first time, unmasked the nature of some in the Left elsewhere in the world, and its newer incarnation, what some call the progressive or "woke" movement. Beyond what they claim to defend, there is something that fires them up every time, anti-Semitism.

It emerged in its crassest form this time in the celebration of the worst mass killing of Jews since the Holocaust, an unwitting embrace of a tyrannical, theocratic ideology that also oppresses women, kills homosexuals and crushes individual liberties.

What if the victims were another minority?

Some of these self-declared defenders of human rights have sought to hide their shameful anti-Semitism beneath that veneer of political correctness called anti-Zionism. But that is like applying gaudy make-up to soften defects in your features, merely to highlight them instead.

The pro-Palestinian gatherings we've seen look an awful lot like carnivals of hate, with their ire turned entirely on Israel and the Jews. There were even celebrations of the Hamas attack on Oct. 7 at some top U.S. universities, as if their football team had scored a big win. One professor at Cornell University addressing a crowd, described the Hamas attack as "exciting" and "energizing", prompting vigorous applause. If such eminent institutions had existed in Nazi Germany, just imagine, they might have trained the party élite and future gauleiters!

Let's hope they can wake up.

Now, what would the woke brigade have said if Hamas had killed, not Jews, but some other vulnerable "minority" like blacks or indigenous, women and LGBTQ? Of course, they would have come out marching against the Islamists, denouncing them as retrograde, homophobic, misogynistic savages. But if their victims are Jews, maybe deep down they're good folk ...

\u200bScreenshot of a video clip published on Oct. 16 showing a professor at Cornell University lauding the Hamas attack as "exciting" and "energizing"

Screenshot of a video clip published on Oct. 16 showing a professor at Cornell University lauding the Hamas attack as "exciting" and "energizing"

Sam Aberman via X

Where are they now?

Also, I do not recall them saying a thing when Syria's strongman, Bashar al-Assad, murdered Palestinians in the Yarmouk refugee camp or the Lebanese army stormed the Nahr al-Bared camp (in 2007).

Perhaps one should remind people what happened on Oct. 7, seeing as quite a few of them, especially around here, are keen to forget, or even deny it. Hundreds of Hamas terrorists entered Israel from Gaza, reached the settlements or kibbutzim near the border and proceeded to murder entire families with extreme cruelty.

At the same time, hundreds of young people were gunned down at a music festival, and more than 200 have been taken hostage: children, women and older people, and who knows where they are now. That is what the righteous people of the far Left are applauding.

Let's hope they can wake up and understand that you cannot defend social progress while siding with mindless henchmen, and expect us not to see that you are simply wallowing in hate.

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What Are Iran's Real Intentions? Watch What The Houthis Do Next

Three commercial ships traveling through the Red Sea were attacked by missiles launched by Iran-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels, while the U.S. Navy shot down three drones. Tensions that are linked to the ongoing war in Gaza conflict and that may serve as an indication as to Iran's wider intentions.

photo of Raisi of iran speaking in parliament

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the Iranian parliament in Tehran.

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Pierre Haski


PARIS — It’s a parallel war that has so far claimed fewer victims and attracted less public attention than the one in Gaza. Yet it increasingly poses a serious threat of escalating at any time.

This conflict playing out in the international waters of the Red Sea, a strategic maritime route, features the U.S. Navy pitted against Yemen's Houthi rebels. But the stakes go beyond the Yemeni militants — with the latter being supported by Iran, which has a hand in virtually every hotspot in the region.

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Since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, the Houthis have been making headlines, despite Yemen’s distance from the Gaza front. Starting with missiles launched directed toward southern Israel, which were intercepted by U.S. forces. Then came attacks on ships belonging, or suspected of belonging, to Israeli interests.

On Sunday, no fewer than three commercial ships were targeted by ballistic missiles in the Red Sea. The missiles caused minor damage and no casualties. Meanwhile, three drones were intercepted and destroyed by the U.S. Navy, currently deployed in full force in the region.

The Houthis claimed responsibility for these attacks, stating their intention to block Israeli ships' passage for as long as there was war in Gaza. The ships targeted on Sunday were registered in Panama, but at least one of them was Israeli. In the days before, several other ships were attacked and an Israeli cargo ship carrying cars was seized, and is still being held in the Yemeni port of Hodeida.

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