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Turkey’s anti-Gulen campaign: Strengthening militants and jihadists

Fethullah Gulen

by James M. Dorsey

A Turkish demand that Pakistan close 28 primary and secondary schools associated with controversial, self-exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen has put the government in Islamabad in a quandary as it attempts to get a grip on an education sector in which militant Islamists and jihadists figure prominently.

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What is Modern Israel?

What is Modern Israel?

Zionism is primarily a Christian Protestant enterprise that has little to do with Judaism. This explains why US Christians are the most ardent Zionists and the most powerful supporters of Israel. The largest opposition to Zionism came initially from the rabbinical elite, which viewed it as heretical and an aberration of the Jewish faith.

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The Great Rift

Ashkenazim

The State of Israel was still young, when two famous comedians produced a short act:

Two Arabs stand on the seashore and curse a boat carrying new Jewish immigrants.

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For the British left, social justice is electability

Across Europe, established centre-left parties are actively administering policies that made things worse.

Jeremy Corbyn

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Brexit Trump and Lots of Anger

Donald Trump

The Times They Are a Changing

T here can be little doubt that we are living through an extraordinary, and in many ways unprecedented era. Times of uncertainty and tremendous upheaval for sure, but also positive times, in which large numbers of people are becoming energised and politically engaged. Political parties in many countries are fracturing, as internal differences surface and the old dualities of left and right fail to respond to the needs and demands of the people.

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