n a speech he delivered at the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on September 24, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held up a poster illustrating four different maps of Israel since 1947 and asked: “where are the borders of the State of Israel? Is it the 1948 borders, the 1967 borders, or is there any other border? How can the Golan Heights and the West Bank settlements be seized, just like other occupied Palestinian territories, before the eyes of the world if they are not within the borders of this State? Does the “deal of the century” aim to eliminate the people and the State of Palestine?”, and added: “The solution is the immediate establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the basis of 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
sraeli electoral politics is composed of a variety of parties representing many different interest groups.
sraeli legislative elections held on April 9 ended with a new political alliance called ‘Blue and White’ becoming the most important alternative to the Likud government.
ndoubtedly, Israel is experiencing its most eased period in regional politics over the past few years, which is partly due to the positive trajectory of its relations with Saudi Arabia compared to previous years.
hile Middle East politics has experienced one of the most chaotic periods in recent years, Israel stands out as the relatively comfortable actor during this process.
The turbulence in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine has undoubtedly had a great impact upon the policies of the nation states and sensitivities of the Muslim communities in Southeast Asia.
he current frequency of interaction between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often raises questions.
fter announcing the final results of the elections in Israel, it is highly expected that the new government will be even more radical in terms of its foreign policy and its relations to the Arab citizens in Israel – of which a majority boycotted the elections.
The coordinated efforts of Israel and the U.
he Israeli parliament adopted the Jewish Nation State Law last week.
If the Jerusalem decision is any indication, the administration’s next moves in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be to embrace and fully endorse the Israeli demands without any regard to the Palestinian aspirations, which can only bring about more violence and instability.
Turkish lecturer Cemil Tekeli, who was released from a prison in Israel on Sunday, said he was stripped naked, interrogated incessantly for days and drugged during his almost one-month long torturous ordeal.
In this respect, discussions surrounding the UAE and Saudi position on the Jerusalem crisis, the Arab Spring, and the normalization of relations with Israel have become increasingly deepened.
n a strong response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and the subsequent threats by the world’s superpower against those who chose to dismiss the US recognition, two-thirds of the UN General Assembly members voted against the US unilateral decision as “null and void.
n Wednesday, US President Donald Trump announced Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
n the past weeks, President Donald Trump was reported to be considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.