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Developments in Afghanistan Reinforce the Need for a Strong U.S.-Israel Alliance

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The recent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is a humanitarian tragedy for the people of Afghanistan, particularly women and girls. At the same time, it emboldens a hostile Iranian regime hellbent on sowing chaos across the region through proxies like Hamas and Hezbollah while developing nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. The result is a less stable Middle East that poses a greater strategic challenge both to the United States and Israel.

What’s happening in Afghanistan also reminds us of the value of having a strong ally in the Middle East like Israel. The U.S.-Israel relationship has never been a better investment to promote stability and peace in this most unstable region.

The Taliban, along with Hamas, which fired more than 4,000 indiscriminate rockets at Israelis and Palestinians earlier this year, and the Iranian regime, which remains the leading sponsor of terrorism in the world, are all linked together by the same ideology: to radicalize the region in their own image through the use of terrorism and destabilization. In fact, just a few hours after the Taliban invaded Kabul, senior Hamas leaders celebrated the Taliban’s victory on social media, and were soon joined by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah and Iranian leaders........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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