Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

Islamic State Joins Hamas, PA in Threatening Palestinian Journalists.

by Khaled Abu Toameh

Members of Islamic State, in Gaza. (Image source: Islamic State YouTube video)

Turkey: Don’t Get Mad, Take Over a Bank by Burak Bekdil.

by Burak Bekdil

Customers of a Bank Asya branch in Izmir, Turkey, demonstrate their support for the bank, Feb. 4, 2014. (Image source: Cihan video screenshot)

Jews in Turkey: Unending Discrimination.

by Uzay Bulut

The Jewish homes in Israel are not an obstacle to peace. The only obstacle to peace is the hatred of Israel’s neighbors.

Many of us in other countries in the Middle East see Israel as the only light of freedom and democracy in the midst of darkness, terrorism and hatred in the region.

The concept of real freedom and democracy seems foreign to anti-Semites. From here, it looks as if many of these self-proclaimed liberals have a self-congratulatory concept of what is right and wrong as closed-minded, un-free and un-democratic as that of the most rigid tyrant.

When people show solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas, or with those who jail, try or flog people for free speech, it just further proves Israel’s rightfulness and legitimacy.

You would defend yourself against incoming rockets; why shouldn’t they? Israel has nothing to apologize for.

Turkey’s Bad Joke: Crocodile Tears for Victims of Holocaust.

by Burak Bekdil

The Speaker of Turkey’s Parliament, Cemil Cicek, in his speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day, linked rising anti-Semitism to Israeli actions. (Image source: Haberler video screenshot)

Palestinian Diplomatic Warfare Escalating West Bank Tensions.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s chances of preventing violet clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces have been decreasing by the week.

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