Lee Smith is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is also the author of the recently published The Consequences of Syria.
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Loathe Thy Brother

Are Donald Trump and Barack Obama two examples of the same American affliction?

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Argentine Prosecutor Asserts Alberto Nisman Was Murdered. Now, to Find His Killers.

All evidence points to foul play, and reason suggests responsibility falls upon both Iran and Argentina

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The Ambassador From Hell?

Samantha Power wrote the book on how the U.S. government ignores and legitimates genocides. Or was it a handbook?

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The ‘Washington Post’ Pulls Out of Iran, While the ‘New York Times’ Cashes In

Just as reporter Jason Rezaian was freed from two years in captivity, the paper of record was selling luxury tours to Tehran. Why?

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Obama’s Make-Believe Peace With Iran Ushers in a Wild 2016 in the Middle East

Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence

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Why the White House Wanted Congress To Think It Was Being Spied on by the NSA

The ‘Wall Street Journal’ recently published a scoop about the NSA snooping on Israel, but it makes no sense

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Israel and Turkey Restore Diplomatic Relations

Ankara and Jerusalem have cut a deal, as Israel will pay $20 million to the families of the Turkish citizens killed in Gaza flotilla in 2010; more

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The Israeli Castration Complex

From the 1972 Munich massacre to Anne-Marie Slaughter’s ‘crazy idea’

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Special Treatment for Mideast Christians Is Un-American, and Dumb

Why Jeb Bush, and also Barack Obama, are wrong about refugees

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Ahmed Chalabi, a Highly Skilled Manipulator Who Dreamed of the Jews Moving Back to Baghdad, Dies at 71

The showman’s method of seduction was to awaken in his interlocutors a sense that they had been raised to a level of rare brilliance that even they didn’t know they had in them

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A Conversation with George Deek, Israel’s Best Diplomat

A discussion about the latest wave of violence in Israel, the ongoing conflict in Syria, and more

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Why Donald Trump Is the King of American Loser-dom

Win here, win there, win win everywhere: Why America is all about #epicwinning, but is still a #loser

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John Kerry Blames Israel For Palestinian Terror

By adopting a corrupt Palestinian narrative, the Obama Administration is legitimizing the Palestinian Authority and Hamas’ rationale for murdering Jews

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War of the Words

The White House Press Secretary trades barbs with Bloomberg columnists about the Iran Deal on Twitter

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The Degradation of American Political Discourse

Ann Coulter’s GOP debate comment about “f—ing Jews” should to be called out for what it is—hateful. But her rhetoric is just the tip of a swelling anti-Semitic iceberg.

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Meet the Iran Lobby

In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?

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The White House’s Iran Sell and the Jews: A Debate

Part 2: Smith: Obama’s defenders hear no evil because they’ve seen no evil

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Obama to Jewish Leaders: Lay Off the Iran Deal, and I Will Lay Off You

Obama met with Jewish leaders this week in a private meeting in D.C., followed by a curious speech the next day

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With Iran Deal Under Review, the Obama Administration Tries to Bait Three Jewish Senators

The White House, as echoed by a New York Times editorial, asserts to Blumenthal, Schumer, and Cardin, that if they vote against the JCPOA, they’ll be tarred as dual loyalists

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John Kerry: If Iran Deal Crumbles, Blame Israel

The White House continues its Jew-baiting campaign with the reported release of Jonathan Pollard

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Hillary Clinton Makes the Most Important Decision of Her Presidency

She can save the Iran deal or she can sink it. Her choice may determine the fate of two administrations—Obama’s, and her own.

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Obama Blows His Jewish Dogwhistle With Jon Stewart

On Tuesday, the President hinted broadly at anti-Semitic conceits in order to scare off Democrats tempted to vote against nuclear agreement with Iran

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Has the Obama Administration Become Iran’s Lawyer?

A dispatch from Vienna, where the White House continues to cover for the Iranians who refuse to come clean

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Iran Wins Big-Time in Vienna

The West is weak. Say it with me now: concessions, concessions, concessions.

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Obama’s Unicorn Deal With Iran

A comparison of the White House’s political use of fairy tales in negotiating the terms of a nuclear program

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The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts

New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel changed the stakes of Jewish power

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Inside Obama’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

What he said, what they said, and what America is now saying to the world about exterminationist anti-Semitism

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Honey, I Shrunk the Jews!

Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?

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Obama Takes Care of Family Business

Offs Bibi, Hillary and now Senator Robert Menendez

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