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Iran Helps Fund Anti-Israel Protests in America

Iran is taking advantage of the anti-Israel protests on American soil by helping fund them in hopes of dismantling our democracy.

In a chilling revelation, it has come to light that actors tied to the Iranian government are reportedly funding anti-Israel protests across the United States, highlighting a troubling expansion of Tehran’s influence operations on American soil. This alarming strategy was disclosed by Avril Haines, the Director of National Intelligence, underscoring a calculated attempt by Iran to exploit the societal divisions within the United States.

The strategy employed by Iran’s regime, freshly emboldened under President Masoud Pezeshkian, is worryingly sophisticated and brazenly aggressive. Tehran’s operatives, masquerading as grassroots activists, have not only fueled the fervor of anti-Israel protests but have also reportedly funneled funds to sustain these activities. This kind of foreign interference seeks to destabilize our democratic values and shake the very foundations of our societal trust, echoing Iran’s notorious playbook of meddling in the democratic processes of Western nations.

The American public finds itself at the crossroads of misinformation and manipulation, often unknowingly interacting with or receiving support from foreign agents. This insidious influence campaign is a stark reminder of the vigilance required in safeguarding the integrity of our national discourse—particularly online, where the anonymity of digital personas makes it easier for foreign powers to sow discord.

Iran Is Sowing the Seeds of Discord in the U.S.

Moreover, these developments come against the backdrop of the horrific terrorist attacks in Israel on October 7, orchestrated by Hamas—a group with longstanding ties to Iran, which has reportedly aided in planning such atrocities. Despite these egregious acts, there seems to be a disconcerting leniency in the Biden administration‘s approach towards Iran, marked by unfreezing assets and lifting sanctions against a regime that not only sponsors terrorism but actively engages in operations against American interests and allies.

The mixed signals from Washington do little to clarify America’s stance, potentially confusing the public and allies alike. It’s a stark contradiction to engage diplomatically with a regime that, as the top state sponsor of terrorism, continues to inflict chaos across regions and within nations that strive for democratic governance. This paradoxical policy approach risks undermining the global perception of the United States as a staunch defender of freedom and justice.

In the face of foreign attempts to undermine our democratic values, America’s stance must be resolute and unyielding. We must stand firm against any nation or entity that seeks to destabilize our society. As a nation that champions democracy, it is our duty to protect the integrity of our institutions and to support our allies, like Israel, against external threats. Our commitment must be steadfast—guarding against those who wish to see the pillars of our democracy fall.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.