Last fall, as coalition troops broke through the last major strongholds held by the so-called Islamic State, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech to the advocacy group In Defense of Christians in Washington, D.C. In what attendees said was an unexpected move, he focused a sizable portion of
Few of the refugees are interested in returning to Iraq. “Return to what?” asks one Chaldean-Assyrian refugee. He says that “Iraq is a Frankenstein, not a state” because of the persistent ethnic and sectarian divisions.
Israel's 1978 Antiquities Law was tightened in 2012 and again last year, so that all licensed dealers are now required to share images of everything in their inventory.
He said the West ignores Syrian and Iraqi Christians because they are neither oil-rich nor a terrorist threat.