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Hey, BDS-Loving Professors Watching the Assault on Academic Freedom in Turkey: Why so Quiet?

If you want to boycott Israel but not Erdogan’s dictatorship, there’s an old and useful term that might describe you well

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Israel and Turkey Restore Diplomatic Relations

Ankara and Jerusalem have cut a deal, as Israel will pay $20 million to the families of the Turkish citizens killed in Gaza flotilla in 2010; more

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Will Obama Condemn the Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitism by Turkey’s Ruling Party?

Turkish TV airs ‘sequel’ to ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’

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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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Israel Pulls Embassy Staff out of Turkey

After violent protests against Israeli military action in Gaza target embassies

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With Natural Gas Fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel Now Has a New Front: the Sea

As new fields come online, Israel is beefing up its naval assets to fend off threats from Turkey, Lebanon, and Russia

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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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Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Typo; Erdogan’s Ennui

Plus an argument for European Jews heading elsewhere, and more in the news

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Turkey Hawks Bird as Israeli Mossad Spy Beacon, Ruffles Feathers

Bird-brained conspiracy theories keep a tenacious foothold in the Arab Middle East, where science lags behind the West

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How Plato and Aristotle Help Us Understand the Tyranny of Bashar al-Assad

Today’s upheaval in the Arab world has antecedents in past revolutions. So, why are the lessons lost on U.S. policymakers?

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Obama’s Turkey

The president’s favorite Muslim democrat is turning into just another Middle Eastern despot

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Behind Obama’s Turkey Win

How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along

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Sundown: More on Israeli and Turkish Détente

Plus Passover tales galore

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Bibi Apologizes for Turkish Flotilla Incident

Netanyahu admits that there were “operational mistakes”

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Daybreak: Habemus Obama Visit!

Plus the Baltimore Ravens will NOT be playing on Rosh Hashanah

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John Kerry Roasts Turkey

On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.

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Daybreak: Syrian Regime Truly Beyond Hope

Plus the Etan Patz confession, and more in the news

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Sundown: Bibi on ‘Time’

Plus Crown Heights’ new art gallery, a Dybbuk horror film, and more

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Bernard Lewis’ Stubborn Hope

In Notes on a Century, the historian is still optimistic about a ‘great civilization’ in the Muslim world

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In ‘Time,’ Erdogan, and Cantor on Netanyahu

‘Time 100’ suggests closer Turkish-Qatari, GOP-Bibi ties

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Daybreak: Preparing for the Maybe-Talks

Plus Hezbollah in hot water, and more in the news

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U.S. Should Pressure Turkey on Israel

Frayed relations could perhaps be restored with appeal to interests, Syria

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Sundown: Hama Then, Homs Now

Plus Jew-school advances to championship, the AIPAC Three, and more

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Sundown: Auster Takes on Erdogan

Plus circumcisions done in a snap, Goldberg on Mearsheimer, and more

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Daybreak: EU Moves to Boycott Iranian Oil

Plus Erdogan cancer rumors fly, and more in the news

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Israeli-Palestinian ‘Meeting’ Today in Jordan

New Middle East makes Amman a new center of gravity

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Daybreak: Erdogan Demands Assad Ouster

Plus new Iran sanctions, the king of Jordan’s trip, and more in the news

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Assad Apologists vs. The Truth

A discredited regime still afloat

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Daybreak: To-Do After Lieberman Remark

Plus, the new Security Council, Erdogan backlash, and more in the news

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Sundown: For Sukkot, We’ve Got You Covered

Plus why the deal was made, Arab soldiers of the IDF, and more

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