Turkey Has Become a Regional Bully. Israel Must Stand Up to It, or Face Consequences

Sept. 14 2020

From changing the former church of Hagia Sofia from a museum into a mosque, to sending troops to Syria, Libya, Qatar, Somalia, and Djibouti, to provoking America by buying advanced surface-to-air missiles from Russia, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made clear his ambitions to turn his country into a leading regional power with influence well beyond the Middle East. Not just that, write Yossi Kuperwasser and Lenny Ben-David, but he has also acted like a “bully,” using various strategic advantages to get his way. They evaluate his activities and ambitions, and how they affect Israel:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Middle East, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey

 

Netanyahu Details Hizballah’s War Crimes

At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister drew attention to Hizballah’s use of human shields, pointing out three locations where the Iran-backed terrorist group has constructed factories for the production of precision-guided missiles: two beneath multistory apartment buildings and one in an urban residential neighborhood in close proximity to gas installations. Such behavior not only exhibits reckless disregard for human life, but also violates international law. It is also a useful tactic, as Orde Kittrie explains:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Hizballah, Lebanon