On September 16, 2011 President Mahmoud Abbas formally declared his intention to seek full membership for the Palestinian state in the United Nation. His decision raised more than a few eyebrows, as many did not expect him to defy the Obama administration who have repeatedly warned against such a move. So does Abbas know what he is doing?
On 23rd of January 1517, the Ottomans defeated the Mamluks army, entered the city of Cairo and hanged their leader Tuman bey from its southern gate “ bab Zuwaila”. This victory had a profound impact on the entire Middle East for decades that still resonates today.
The moment God said to Abraham Lech-Lecha, Zionism was born. Almost 4,000 years later, the Jewish People as a nation have never known any other home. Through 2,000 years of exile, our people faced the land of Zion during every prayer, remembered its destruction at every wedding and hoped for its rebuilding at the end of every Pesach Seder and Yom Kippur’s Neilah Service.
Critical analysis of the“A Performance-based Road Map to a Permanent Two State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” (2002) in the light of the international law of self-determination.
The Flotilla II will probably start its journey at the first week of June, so let’s hope that no one gets hurt and Turkish politicians stop risking people’s lives in order to gain few more votes.
Among other Muslim countries, Turkey has always shared close ties with Israel through various points in history. It was the second Muslim country after Iran to recognize Israel in 1949 and especially in the 1990s, relations between two countries greatly expanded and reached an unprecedented degree of closeness.