America’s beleaguered anti-Israel protesters have been shunned in popular opinion and punished by their own universities, but they’ve recently won over a major ally: the supreme leader of Iran.

“Dear university students in the United States of America, you are standing on the right side of history,” the ayatollah wrote. “You have now formed a branch of the Resistance Front and have begun an honorable struggle in the face of your government’s ruthless pressure – which openly supports Zionists.”

Congratulations to America’s students. There is surely no endorsement more worthy of the movement than Iran’s Ayatollah. Will Bashar al-Assad be next?