Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
Turkey is a member of NATO, something Turkish leaders would do well to remember. I wrote a short and pointed letter to the Turkish Ambassador to the United States telling him Turkey needs to choose a side. It can either choose to come back to the world community that at least tries to achieve peace (even if it often goes about it in confounding, nonsensical ways), or it can ally itself with the extremists and terror supporters.
I urge Turkey to make the right choice, but am not optimistic that it will. The stakes have never been higher, and Turkey should be warned: America and its allies are watching closer than ever.
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The more severe scenario of a nuclear Iran is that the Iranians will not even need to go to war.
For states, as for individuals, fear and reality go together naturally.
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They didn’t have to ask twice – I was there.
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In what country were you born?
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