A few weeks ago I met with Fethullah Gülen, “the man behind the coup,” according to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, who accuses this reclusive cleric of being the brains behind the failed coup last summer in Turkey.4
The triumph of Brexit and Trump is the lazy eye of a perfect storm: Populist fears seep through the cracks in the social contract. 2016 marked the return of the tribe, 2017 will show the force of the tribe in action.
At the conclusion of his second term as President, there are many areas of the world to which President Obama could have directed his attention. From Chinese and Russian cyber-warfare to the human rights catastrophe taking place in Syria, the world doesn’t lack opportunities for leadership from the leader of the free world. So where did the president set his sights? Squarely on Israel, in order to orchestrate one last shot at the only democracy in the Middle East.
I also won’t change the name of my band, ‘Iraqis in Pajamas.’13
Here’s the problem with the Presidents Conference celebrating a Hanukkah party along with Azerbaijan at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.
Standing with Trump’s primary targets will earn us the hatred of the white nationalists — but that’s actually a sign that we’re doing the right thing, Tony Karon writes.13
Donald Trump’s unexpected, blood-curdling victory on Tuesday confirmed the fear that a movement of populist nativism is sweeping much of the western world. A wave that began in the so-called Visegrád states of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia — Hungary’s Viktor Orbán was a Trumpian figure before there even was a Donald Trump — and in the United Kingdom with the Brexit vote has washed up on the shores of the United States.33
Two thirds of the world’s vertebrate species will be dead by 2020 if we continue on our current path. It’s our Jewish duty to stop that from happening, writes Matthew Gindin.10
Trump speaks of refugees who ‘pour into our country’ and are ‘ISIS aligned.’ That does sound ominous, but it’s not an accurate description of the challenges, Batya Septimus argues.
There’s a slippery kind of Jew-hatred that’s harder to pinpoint than the classic kind. Alona Ferber senses it often in London.123
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