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Hamas' leader Ismail Haniyeh (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (R)

Turkey’s role in NATO must also be reevaluated. Membership in this organization entails certain responsibilities, and Turkey has failed in these responsibilities. They have become untrustworthy partners in the quest for peace.

It is a truism that we, as a nation, must deal with devils, because men and women are not angels. I do not fault Secretary of State Kerry for trying to use Qatar and Turkey to pressure Hamas into accepting a deal, although the deal they ultimately came up with was a bad one. My point is that Qatar’s wealth and Turkey’s size should not preclude us from telling it as it is: Qatar and Turkey are among the worst villains in the Gaza tragedy. Nor should we reward such villains, and such complicit in war crimes, by international gifts, such as the World Cup. Both Qatar and Turkey should be treated as pariahs unless and until they stop becoming state sponsors, supporters and facilitators of terrorism.

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Alan M. Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard University and author of Electile Dysfunction and Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law.

22 COMMENTS

  1. Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
    2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
    3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
    4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.Psalm 83

  2. I’m so ashamed Obama is the president of my country. Ashamed of the way he has treated Israel. Ashamed he sent Kerry to Qatar to backdoor an arms deal. We know Qatar is a terrorist regime. Shame on this US administration. My country has turned it’s back on Israel. But the majority of my countrymen stand with and support you Israel.

  3. No ceasefire less than 10 hours after hamas agreed to USA and UN hamas resumed attacking. Kidnapped IDF soldier. Is hamas wants to be exterminated for religious ritual, as they keep telling us, it appears they will be getting Christmas presents early this year. Freely.

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