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MUST READ: HOW SHOULD WE READ THE AMERICAN PRESS? IN ARABIC, by Lee Smith (Tablet)

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  International, media bias, Mid. East news, Must Read  /  No Comments

Oct. 31, 2018 News of the News: Like in the Middle East, U.S. political operatives and intelligence officials are increasingly using the cloak of journalism as a tool for their aims Click here for full article

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Don’t Ditch Riyadh in a Fit of Righteousness – Walter Russell Mead (WSJ via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 16, 2018 Don’t Ditch Riyadh in a Fit of Righteousness – Walter Russell Mead The murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, was a horror. But the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey’s President Erdogan, and the ayatollahs of Iran are huddled over the corpse, hoping to turn a political profit from the death […]

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Turkey’s Revolution Looks like Iran’s – but in Slow Motion by A.J. Caschetta (Gatestone Inst. via M.E. Forum)

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 10, 2018 Watching Turkey’s transformation into an authoritarian Islamist nation over the last 16 years has been eerily like watching Iran’s rapid fall in 1979 — but in slow motion. Whereas Iran went from a secularist American ally to an implacable Islamist foe in a matter of months, Turkey has been on a similar […]

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6 Challenges for US-Turkish Relations By Diliman Abdulkader (Security Studies via EMET)

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 3, 2018 “It is clear that since Turkish forces shot down a Russian jet in 2015 which flew over Turkish airspace for just under 12 seconds, Vladimir Putin has acted strategically to gradually pull Turkey under his sphere of influence, and Erdogan has taken the bait. Putin has fed Erdogan bits of Syria, like the once […]

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Study Abroad in Turkey, Anyone?, by Ben Cohen (JNS)

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  BDS, double standards, friends/enemies, Human Rights, hypocricy, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 23, 2018 Earlier this month, the Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter published a moving article in Time magazine about how President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s mushrooming tyranny is impacting his own family. “This month, my dad will face trial in Turkey for ‘membership of a terror group,’” the New York Knicks center wrote. “He is a university professor, not […]

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Iran and Turkey Divert Iraq’s River Waters, Leaving Iraq on the Brink of Catastrophe – Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah (JCPA via Daily Alert)

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Sept. 7, 2018 Iran and Turkey Divert Iraq’s River Waters, Leaving Iraq on the Brink of Catastrophe – Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah (Institute for Contemporary Affairs-Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) The failing water infrastructure in Basra, Iraq, is causing plague-like conditions in the local population. Some 500 to 600 individuals are admitted to emergency rooms […]

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Qatar and Turkey: Toxic Allies in the Gulf by Richard Miniter (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 28, 2018  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 28, 2018 “Iran’s continued support of the Hezbollah terrorist organization with both financial and political assistance, as well as weapons and tactical training, deserves close examination. Western diplomats and Lebanese analysts estimate that Iranian financial support for Hezbollah averages around $100 million each year, sometimes reaching amounts closer to a quarter of a billion […]

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Andrew Brunson case proves US-Turkey alliance has been over for years, by Caroline Glick

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 20, 2018 As the crisis in U.S.-Turkey relations escalates, the time has come to imagine the unimaginable. Imagine that Turkish President Recep Erdogan decides — G-d forbid — to execute American pastor Andrew Brunson. On Wednesday, a Turkish court in Itzmir province rejected an appeal by Brunson’s lawyer to release him from house arrest […]

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ANALYSIS: SYRIA IN GAZA, WITHOUT THE RUSSIANS, by Herb Keinon (J. Post)

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  International, Islam, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 17, 2018   Eran Lerman, a former senior official in the National Security Council who is currently vice president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, put forth a couple of years ago a model through which it is possible to understand much of the turmoil in the Middle East. There are, he said, […]

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Does Turkey Belong in the Future of NATO? by Nonie Darwish (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  friends/enemies, International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2018 Loving one’s native culture and feeling comfortable in it is normal. Western leaders have respected the rights of new immigrants to love the cultures from which they have come. But unfortunately, those same leaders are tearing apart their own cultures by turning love of one’s own country into an unforgivable sin, when […]

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