These Honored Dead

The battle at Gettysburg took place 150 years ago: a blink of an eye in the millennia since Sinai. Such uncanny intimacy with the far past is what Jewish culture brings to American history.

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More about: American Civil War, American Jewish Heritage Month, American Jewish History, Gettysburg, July 4

 

Why Israeli-Turkish Rapprochement Is Unlikely

Noting that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “hates Jews and hates Israel,” Harold Rhode argues that any hope of a thaw in relations between the Jewish state and its former ally is mostly “wishful thinking.” He also comments on Ankara’s Syria strategy, its support for Islamic State, and its relations with Moscow. (Interview by Lenny Ben-David. Audio, 5 minutes.)

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More about: Islamic State, Israel & Zionism, Israel diplomacy, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian civil war, Turkey