Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

Puffing the Turkish Chibouk in Ankara by Amir Taheri

When in a recent column, I commented on efforts by NATO powers to establish some contact with the Iranian military, I didn’t expect any quick development on that score. However, this is precisely what happened last week when Iran’s new Chief of Staff, General Muhammad-Hussein Baqeri led a 40-man military-political delegation to the Turkish capital Ankara for a three-day official visit which had been the subject of months of intense negotiations between the two neighbors.

Putin gives Netanyahu extremely rare, medieval Bible

Russian President Vladimir Putin presented Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the first Bible ever printed with the commentary of medieval French Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki, known by the acronym “Rashi,” during their meeting Wednesday in Sochi. Rashi was one of the most influential Jewish sages in history.

US promises Palestinians a peace plan in 4 months

Partially yielding to Palestinian threats, the Trump administration has reportedly agreed to present a peace plan in the next four months.   

Belarus allows construction of luxury homes atop Jewish cemeteries

The bones of Jews “will end up in city dumpsters,” laments an activist fighting to stop construction of luxury apartments over Jewish cemeteries in Belarus, according to a JTA report.

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