Israel

Ataturk, Ben-Gurion, and Turkey’s road not taken

GABRIEL MITCHELL
Although they appear very far apart today, Israel and Turkey share common historical DNA. The two countries were forged in the same fire of post-World War I secularism, anti-imperialism, and ethnic nationalism; and they have both been tested by significant domestic and regional challenges.

Why the ‘Netanyahu Doctrine’ makes sense

EINAT WILF
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged from his meeting Monday with President Barack Obama, he may have recognized in the president a fellow proponent of the Netanyahu Doctrine: to avoid the use of force, be ready to use it.