Following Trump’s trip to Israel and his meeting with Pope Francis, will the president have gained some inkling of the complexity of the world?
The recent NATO summit, held for the first time ever in Warsaw, was a triumph for Poland’s defense minister, Antoni Macierewicz. He has emerged as the crucial point man on the alliance’s eastern flank, amid ramped-up tensions following Russia’s military incursions into Ukraine. Yet Macierewicz has some secrets. For years he has been editor-in-chief, co-owner and author of the far-right newspaper Głos (Voice), which he also founded. An examination of the publication during Macierewicz’s most active years as its chief reveals numerous anti-Semitic cartoons and articles, some signed by Macierewicz himself.
Israel’s efforts to reconcile with NATO member Turkey will help enhance Israeli intelligence sharing and other security cooperation with the alliance, a NATO diplomat said on Tuesday.
The White House has acknowledged the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons. J.J. Goldberg explains the question is no longer whether we get involved in the civil war, but how.
Turkey has given approval for Israel to participate in non-military NATO activities in 2013, withdrawing an earlier objection driven by an ongoing dispute between the former regional allies, a Turkish official said on Monday.
Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said on Thursday a deadly Syrian mortar strike on a Turkish town had to be considered an attack on a member of the NATO alliance.
In other news Wednesday, a bomb exploded on a bus transporting Israeli youth in a resort town in Bulgaria, killing at least six people. In Northern Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a bomb that damaged 22 NATO supply trucks.
Russia will confront any US-led attack on Syria: Webster Tarpley-PressTV http://youtu.be/anCW_KO_gqA »