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

Hamas and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Hizballah, Iran, Mossad