The story: Iran's supreme leader has doubled down on the Islamic Republic’s push for Muslim countries to embargo Israel. Seizing on the Gaza war, Tehran has persisted in its campaign to galvanize anti-Israeli sentiment in the region to isolate Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, on the diplomatic front, Iran is pushing for “political solutions” even as it warns of a regional conflagration potentially being sparked by the Hamas-Israel war.
The coverage: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Nov. 1 called on Muslim countries to sever economic ties with Israel amid the Gaza war.
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