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Barack Obama’s Turkish Fruitcake

President Erdogan builds an opulent palace for himself, part of a 20-year mess that is American Middle East policy

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In Trouble, Turkey’s Leader Blames Israel—Raising Tension for His Country’s Jews


Many blame Recep Tayyip Erdogan for rising anti-Semitism, but the legacy of his conspiracy-mongering may outlast his rule

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Turkey Denies Blowing Cover of Israeli Spy Ring

Turkey was said to have outed 10 Iranian spies working for the Mossad

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Israeli Tourists Vacationing in Turkey Again

After Netanyahu’s March apology, Israeli visits to Turkey increased 80 percent

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Israeli-Turkish Détente Hits the Snag We Knew It Would

It’s never been about the money

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Turkish Jews Fear Anti-Semitic Backlash

After prime minister linked anti-government protests to “Jewish Diaspora”

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Glenn Greenwald’s Sick Brew of NSA Leaks and Anti-Israel Hysteria

Blogger’s bizarre ideology sees America and Israel in active cahoots to destroy the freedoms of the entire world

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Sundown: Turkey and Israel Near Reconciliation

Plus, a most-wanted Nazi gets arrested and Proust gets impersonated

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Bibi Apologizes for Turkish Flotilla Incident

Netanyahu admits that there were “operational mistakes”

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What Makes Asma Run

How Asma Agbaria-Zahalka is turning a socialist party of Arabs and Jews into a political phenomenon in Israel

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Troubling News for Turkey’s Jews

Since the Mavi Marmara incident, Turkish intelligence is focusing on Jews

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Daybreak: Ceasefire Holds

Plus a possible detente with Turkey and Israel?

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The ‘Kids’ Behind IDF’s Media

Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy

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Sundown: Again, No Apologies to Turkey

Plus Mindy Meyer scores a major endorsement

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Turkey Uses Israel As Springboard to Power

Can anything bring the two nations to détente?

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Smoke Signals

U.S. abandonment of the old Middle East order has led to provocations against Israel, which are likely to intensify after the Palestinian statehood vote

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Erdogan, Moderate Islamist, Consolidates Power

What it could mean for Israel

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Israel Enjoys Victory With U.N. Flotilla Probe

Palmer Commission finds Gaza blockade legal, does not demand apology

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This Year, the Flotilla Will Be Live-Blogged

American ‘The Audacity of Hope’ to set sail Saturday

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Sundown: Iron Dome Successfully Intercepts Rocket

Plus another flotilla planned, a Goldstone primer, and more

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Daybreak: Lebanon Grows More Dangerous

Plus new Iran talks start, and more in the news

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Midday: Gaza Tensions Subsiding

Plus Peretz in winter, and more in the news

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Veiled Threat

In Turkey, Washington’s great example of Muslim democracy, the ruling party alleges conspiracy to attack the opposition and crush dissent

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Talking Turkey

Inside the West’s once-ally

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Another Israel

Kurds and Jews share a similar history and a common enemy

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Under Oath

Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East

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Wrong Move

The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’

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Turkish Franchise Revs Up Flotilla Flick

No word on whether Busey is in this one

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Prolific

If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear