Since Hamas launched their horrific terrorist attacks in Israel, violent antisemitism has spiked across the United States and most visibly on college campuses.
On this weekly roundup, host Ron Steslow and guests Liz Gilbert Cohen (President of the 2020 Democratic National Convention) and Marc Polymeropoulos (Former CIA Official) discuss how it’s fueling the fracturing of the Democratic party and what it could mean for Democratic politics.
Then they discuss Iran’s role in the Israel-Hamas war and how our foreign policy failures could further destabilize the region.
Segments this week:
(02:24) Rising Antisemitism
(24:38) Biden takes heat from his own party on Israel
(53:01) Iran’s role in the Israel-Hamas war
[Politicology+] The Minnesota congressman who’s running to challenge Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination—and the shadow primary to become the nominee if Biden bows out.
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Follow this week’s panel on X (formerly Twitter):
The Dispatch—The MAGAfication of the Left - The Dispatch
CNN—Cornell student accused of threatening to kill Jewish students is expected in court today | CNN
NPR—Cornell student arrested in connection with antisemitic threats on New York campus
Reuters—US antisemitic incidents up about 400% since Israel-Hamas war began, report says | Reuters
LA Times—Opinion: Nothing has prepared me for the antisemitism I see on college campuses now
Politico—Jewish leaders to Biden officials: ‘We’ve never seen anything like this ever’ - POLITICO
NBC—Swing-state Muslim Americans threaten to vote against Biden
[March 2023] Gallup—Democrats’ Sympathies in Middle East Shift to Palestinians
Politico—The generational rift that explains Democrats’ angst over Israel - POLITICO
JP—Hillary Clinton: ‘People who call for ceasefire do not understand Hamas’ - Israel News - The Jerusalem Post
ABC News—Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim attacks on Israel, drawing their main sponsor Iran closer to Hamas war - ABC News
Yahoo News—How Biden miscalculated on Iran
Axios—Behind the Curtain: Rattled U.S. government fears wars could spread
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