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Reinforcing that push will be the lobbying efforts from AIPAC attendees, who are making the new Iran Threat Reduction Act a top priority. The bill, introduced by House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican, and her ranking member, Rep. Howard Berman, California Democrat, would greatly expand the sanctions on human-rights violators in the government and in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is the main arm of the mullahs’ repression of the Iranian people.

The bill also includes an idea developed by my colleagues at Foundation Defense of Democracies to sanction any company which purchases petroleum from IRGC front companies, which are the dominant players in Iran’s crude oil and natural gas supply chains. A related idea would be to target the role of Hamas and Hamas-affiliated entities in key sectors of the Palestinian economy.

The ability of the Iranian mullahs to fund and otherwise support Hamas and Hezbollah, of course, will be directly undermined if expanded sanctions prove successful.

After all, much like the staged marches of angry Arabs last week on four of Israel’s borders, the threats facing the Jewish state are all connected by a powerful force calling the shots from behind-the-scenes: the Iranian mullahs, who have never wavered in their desire for Israel’s destruction.

Joel Mowbray is an adjunct fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.