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Israel's 'Victory' in Six-Day War Was a Loss

 Israel's 'Victory' in Six-Day War Was a Loss

Palestinian protesters hold the Syrian national flag to show their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a demonstration outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, June 7, 2013. The demonstration marked the 46th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, when Israel captured east Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Golan Heights. (photo by REUTER/Baz Ratner )

 

By: Akiva Eldar for Al-Monitor Israel Pulse Posted on June 7.
Secretary of State John Kerry is a veteran and experienced politician. You won’t catch him saying the word “occupation,” not even when he refers to the territories captured in the 1967 war, which has its 46th anniversary this week. When an American politician appears at the AJC Global Forum, the American Jewish Committee, he is especially careful in choosing his words.

Turkey's Continuing Siege: Remembering the Fall of Constantinople

 Turkey's Continuing Siege: Remembering the Fall of Constantinople

Posted: 05/29/2013 8:25 am
Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou and Alexandros K. Kyrou

Today marks the 560th anniversary of the fall and capture of the magnificent Christian city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II.

Holocaust at Sea: The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma'

Holocaust at Sea: The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma'

By Marc Pitzke in Bend, Oregon

May 23, 2013 – 03:29 PM

In 1942, a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea torpedoed and sank the Struma, a ship filled with almost 800 Jewish refugees headed from Romania to the Holy Land. David Stoliar, the lone survivor, agreed to share his story with SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Let the Iraq Syndrome Kick In

 Let the Iraq Syndrome Kick In

Leon Hadar

May 17, 2013

If you decided to take a stroll in Central Park in Manhattan after midnight and ended up being assaulted, there is a good chance that you won't be taking that walk again anytime soon.

Turkey fears no country more than it fears Russia.

 Turkey fears no country more than it fears Russia.

 

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov visited Ankara on April 17th, but the event went almost unnoticed.

Meet the 'unflinching' Greek Presidential Guard

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