An Israeli committee delayed a vote set for Dec. 28 on permits for settler homes after a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid further conflict with the United States, an official said.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Dec. 26 called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.
Category: NURAY MERT
I don’t know who invented the term “frenemy” to refer to the implicit alliance of Israel and Saudi Arabia against Iran in the wake of the U.S.-Iran deal, but it seems well-suited to describing the new Russia-Turkey friendship as well.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at U.S. President Barack Obama on Dec. 24, accusing him of a “shameful ambush” at the United Nations over West Bank settlements and saying he is looking forward to working with his “friend” President-elect Donald Trump.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
If you happen to be a Christian from the Western side of world, this weekend you might be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In that case, let me begin this column with a wholehearted wish: Merry Christmas! I hope this holy day will be a great time for your family, and bring you all the blessings one could hope for.
The United States on Dec. 23 allowed the U.N. Security Council to adopt a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, defying heavy pressure from long-time ally Israel and President-elect Donald Trump for Washington to wield its veto
Category: SELİN NASİ
Energy cooperation has been a major force driving Turkish-Israeli reconciliation.
Buses loaded with Syrian civilians have begun leaving the last rebel-held enclave of Aleppo again on Dec. 21, after being stalled for a day, a U.N. official and Syrian state TV said
Israeli ex-president Moshe Katsav was freed from prison Dec. 21 after prosecutors declined to appeal a parole board decision to release him after he served five years of a seven-year term for rape
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
When the Çimtaş Group was first established in China in 2002, employing more than 450 Chinese nationals over time, one of their employees’ main problems was the robbing of their second or third-hand bicycles.
Condolences have poured in for Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov who was assassinated by a police officer at an art exhibition in Ankara on Dec. 19.
Although the discovery of huge hydrocarbon reserves in the Eastern Mediterranean has created a significant opportunity for a solution to the Cyprus question, energy alone may not be enough for a solution
It was very sad to hear of the armed attack against Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov on Dec. 19 at the opening of a photo exhibition at a gallery in central Ankara
Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Dec. 17 a Tunisian engineer murdered in the North African country was one of its leaders, accused Israel of the killing and vowed to avenge him
A radical shift in Turkey’s Syria policy occurred after the July 15 coup attempt.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has announced that he will nominate attorney David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel, selecting an envoy who supports Israeli settlements and other changes to U.S. policies in the region.
President-elect Donald Trump took aim on Dec. 12 at a second U.S. aerospace giant in as many weeks, this time attacking the F-35 stealth fighter and its “out of control” costs
The Israeli partners in the Leviathan gas field said on Dec. 12 they approved a development plan for the field with a target production date for the end of 2019
Turkey’s new ambassador to Israel, Kemal Ökem, submitted his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Dec. 12, marking the inauguration of a Turkish envoy to the country for the first time in six years.
World leaders and other members of the international community expressed their condolences and condemnation following twin bombings in Istanbul that killed at least 41 people, including 30 police officers, late on Dec. 10, Doğan News Agency has reported.
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