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IRGC terror designation: Trump's election gift to Netanyahu

The US president's decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization could allow Israel to better justify action against the group in Syria.

President Donald Trump's decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization was not just an election gift to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it was a boon for all Israelis.

The IRGC is and has been, without doubt, Israel’s sworn enemy. It has been indirectly responsible for numerous terror attacks against Israeli citizens in Argentina and Bulgaria through Hezbollah. Two of the institutions that were in charge of arranging Iran’s 2016 Holocaust cartoon competition were directly related to the IRGC. As if that’s not bad enough, the IRGC has been planning to create a base in Syria from which to terrorize Israel’s citizens. Now, with the designation by the Trump administration, the IRGC will have to be more careful about how it threatens Israeli citizens around the world and from Syria, as its designation as a terrorist organization will make Israeli retaliation more justifiable.

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