With Hezbollah ensconced in Lebanon and Syria, Hamas controlling Gaza, and a weak Hashemite monarchy in Jordan, the West Bank is the final remaining outpost for Iran

THE NATIONAL INTEREST
Will Iran Soon Control the West Bank?
Sean Durns
September 18, 2022

The Islamic Republic of Iran, Henry Kissinger once remarked, must decide whether it is a nation or a cause. But the regime’s choice has been clear since its founding four decades ago: it is a revolutionary project—and an imperial one at that. And Tehran now aims to spread its empire to Israel’s doorstep. Violence is rising in the Palestinian Authority-controlled (PA) West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria. But many members of the press and policymakers are failing to ask why. READ MORE

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