July 19: The Sandinistas, the Contras, and the ADL

The Sandinistas overthrew the dictatorship of the Somoza family in Nicaragua on this date in 1979 and established a socialist regime. Within two years, the Reagan Administration in Washington would be seeking to undermine that regime through many dirty tricks, including the funding and training of the contras, paramilitary fighters who terrorized pro-Sandinista communities and […]

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Elliott Abrams on ‘the Settlement Obsession’

by Nicholas Jahr Today brought the news that the Netanyahu administration has approved the construction of 1,600 new apartments in East Jerusalem (with 2,700 more on deck and 930 already given the green light). Lest anyone think this might be a problem, former Bush administration official Elliott Abrams had taken to the pages of the […]

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