Because of his role in allowing anti-Semitic legislation to remain in place following the Allied liberation of North Africa, and his near-hostility toward Israel as president during the Suez crisis, the 34th American president does not have a reputation as a great friend of the Jewish people. Yet, writes Benjamin Runkle, Eisenhower’s dealings with the survivors of the Holocaust in his role as commander of Allied forces in Europe are greatly to his credit.
How Dwight Eisenhower Came to the Jews’ Aid after the Holocaust
How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey
Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond: