Seventy-one members of the Assembly, including Glen Cove Assemblyman Chuck Lavine, who heads the New York chapter of the National Association of Jewish Legislators, joined in the effort to secure a majority to protect the rights of Jewish voters.
Last November, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a New York City audience that Israel “went to extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties.... In this type of conflict, where you are held to a standard that your enemy is not held to, you’re going to be criticized for civilian casualties.”
The court’s finding that the president has exclusive jurisdiction in recognizing foreign countries might have been be apt if the issue at hand were a congressional attempt to grant recognition to “Palestine” as a state.
It wasn’t too long ago that Mr. Erdogan, in his determination to burnish Turkey’s credentials as an Islamist state at the cost of the secularism that had brought much economic and political success to Turkey, upended his country’s decades-long cooperative relationship with Israel.