In the Midst of a Global Pandemic, Jews Are Coming to Israel

Reflecting on the subdued Independence Day that the Jewish state celebrated on Wednesday, as most coronavirus-related lockdown regulations remained in effect, Ruthie Blum stresses that the nation has much to be proud of. And those things go beyond “the Star of David on our flag or the international acclaim received by our start-ups.”

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More about: Aliyah, Coronavirus, Isaac Herzog, Israeli Independence Day, Jewish Agency

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

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:

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More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy