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Fethullah Gulen -- His Vision, Our Response

Alon Goshen-Gottstein | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Alon Goshen-Gottstein

How many times have I heard the rhetorical question -- where are the "good" Muslims? Where are the "moderate" Muslims? The millions who follow Fethullah Gulen have an answer, and it is Mr. Gulen.

Erdogan Needs a Spasm of Lucidity

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.11.2014 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Erdogan must realize that his policy of "zero problems with neighbors" has been a dismal failure, his domestic policy that spreads fear rather than freedom will come back to haunt him, and his blind support of extremist groups such as Hamas will catch up with him.

Erdoğan to Israel, for the Win!

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 08.10.2014 | Home
Joshua W. Walker

Despite the headlines over the recent Mavi Marmara protests and a Turkish court's arrest orders for the Israeli commanders "responsible" for the incident, Ankara and Jerusalem are tantalizingly close to a comprehensive settlement that would open the door to greater strategic cooperation.

Is the Turkish-Israeli Rapprochement for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2014 | Home
Daniel Wagner

The two states' shared economic and security interests have created an unusual dynamic that permits both to extend an open hand, as well as a clenched fist.

Turkey: Opportunities and Risks Ahead

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.09.2013 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington on May 16 comes at a pivotal time when the Middle East is riddled with extraordinary conflicts that have the potential of exploding into a regional war.

Turkey, Israel Reopen Flotilla Talks

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.06.2013 | Home

Turkish and Israeli officials were meeting in Jerusalem on Monday for another round of talks over compensation for the Jewish state's deadly 2010 raid...

Can Erdogan Now Deliver His End of the Bargain With Israel?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2013 | Home
Daniel Wagner

. Nonetheless, as the Syrian crisis continues to threaten the security of all the Levantine states and the Iranian issue continues its slow boil, greater cooperation should be expected between the two. The rapprochement is real; the question is, does it matter?

Israel Offers $6 Million To Flotilla Raid Victims

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

By Jonathon Burch and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA, May 24 (Reuters) - A Turkish lawyer said on Thursday that Israel had offered to pay $6 m...

Why the Crisis Between Turkey and Israel Is Hurting Everyone

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Joshua W. Walker

The United Nations' recent report investigating the deaths of nine Turks when Israel stopped a flotilla trying to break a Gaza blockade has brought an end to a suspenseful episode in Turkish-Israeli relations.

The Long Decline in Turkish-Israeli Relations

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home
Brent E. Sasley

There is very little to suggest that Turkey and Israel have enough in common at this point to move beyond the damage. The Turkish insistence on providing military escorts to ships sailing to Gaza all but guarantees a direct clash with the Israeli navy.

Is Turkish-Israeli Reconciliation Imminent?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.04.2011 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

As the Arab world takes to the streets in search of democracy, the two established democratic nations of the region now have a unique opportunity to work together to serve as pillars of stability.

Don't Look Away -- The Siege of Gaza Must End

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Kathy Kelly

The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, amounting to what is internationally recognized as an apartheid system, could end in peace, with Israel abandoning paranoia and racial violence to allow peace.

World Story Of The Year: Which Do You Choose?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Haiti's devastating earthquake kicked off what was to be a truly turbulent year in global news. But the last year of the first decade of the 21st cen...

Anna Baltzer: Palestinians "come second" at peace talks

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christian Avard

A visit to the occupied territories of Palestine can change one's perspectives forever. Such was the case of Anna Baltzer. Baltzer is a Jewish-America...

British PM and Turkey: Rue, Britannia!

David Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Harris

British Prime Minister David Cameron traveled to Turkey last week "to establish a new partnership between Britain and Turkey," he stated in an Ankara ...

Slandering the Good Guys: Some Basic Facts About IHH

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Iara Lee

Given that IHH is among the most courageous humanitarian NGOs in the world, our politicians should perhaps be thanking them, rather than trying to tarnish their stellar reputation.

The Video Israel Doesn't Want You to See: Smuggled Footage From the Flotilla Attack

Iara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Iara Lee

2010-06-23-iaraleevid.jpgAs a passenger of the Mavi Marmara, I and others were able to smuggle some footage off the ship.

A Call for Ehud Barak to Resign. Forever.

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dana Agmon

Enough is enough. You have proven incapable in every political post you held. It is time to be the man you always claimed to be. And the only way to be that man is to tender your resignation.

Is it Time to Rethink Human Rights?

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Saad Khan

What is the point of campaigning for human rights when there are serious human rights violations in your own backyard?

The Hezbo(ti)lla

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben S. Cohen

Amidst all this jockeying, there is another player, under-analyzed since the initial flotilla furore, but nonetheless critical to its outcome: the Lebanese terrorist movement, Hezbollah.

Gaza Blockade: Unarmed Protest A Palestinian Approach? (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Eyal Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Four days after Israeli commandos stormed a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, killing nine passengers and igniting an international ...

Palestinian Youth Respond to Israel's Attacks

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Nora Barrows-Friedman "How fast everyt...

Challenger I Passengers: Israeli Commandos Shot First

Mya Guarnieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mya Guarnieri

The IDF's footage of the Mavi Marmara raid does not include the crucial moments prior to the soldiers' boarding that would allow viewers to determine if the activists were behaving in self-defense.

No Matter What the Pressure Brought to Bear on It, Israel Should Never Give Up Its Right of Self-Defense

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Israel has to be certain that no jihadists and suicide bombers enter Gaza to join the terrorists already there. Supporters of terrorism have already tried to deliver by ship to Gaza large amounts of war material.

Photos Of Beaten Israeli Commandos Released By Turkey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Turkey's highest circulating newspaper Hurriyet on Sunday released photos of Israeli navy commandos who had been embroiled in the clash aboard the Gaz...