Iranian Regime Targets Zionist Lobby in the US Amid Campus Conflicts

Iran’s regime attacks a “Zionist lobby” in the US and condemns antisemitism on college campuses. The University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill has resigned after a congressional hearing on antisemitism in major US universities. Iran seems to be using anti-Israel protests to push its lobbying attempts and influence US campuses to drive a pro-Iran policy. Iran’s regime is concerned about the pressure put on US universities to prevent antisemitism and has long dabbled in antisemitic tropes to further its cause. The Iranian focus on US campuses may reveal Iran’s interest or active attempt to inflame protests in the West, which is unusual for Iran to comment on the internal issues at US universities.