Israel, Palestinian Territories: Are the Pieces Falling Into Place for a Big Blowup in Gaza?

The Big Picture Israeli and Palestinian factions, long trapped in conflict, have routinely fallen into patterns of violence. A stalemated peace process, a fragmented Palestinian political system and an Israeli government often rewarded by voters for hard-edge approaches have kept these cycles going. But since 2014, Israel and its primary Palestinian antagonist, Hamas, have had […]

Geopolitics Keeps Pushing Turkey and Israel Back Together.

Highlights Turkey and Israel’s strategic alliance in the Middle East, fostered by their shared aim to limit Iran and prevent Arab states from aligning against them, will preserve their relationship through most external shocks. Intensifying U.S. efforts to find regional allies it can rely on to contain Iran helps keep the two countries together. Turkey’s […]

Yahudiliği ve Yahudileri anlama kılavuzu!

Fıkra dostum Erdoğan Pamuk’tan. “Kırgızistan Mektubu” başlıklı yazısında anlatmış vaktiyle. Bazı küçük değişikliklerle bir de biz anlatalım: Hahamla papaz iyi dost olmuşlar. Bir gün papaz hahamdan kendisine Tevrat’ı öğretmesini istemiş. Haham buna yanaşmamış. Papazın ısrarı üzerine haham; “Senin Tevrat’ın mantığına aklın yetmez” deyince papaz daha bir yalvar yakar olmuş. Bunun üzerine: Haham; – Bir isli […]