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Rauf Baker is a journalist and researcher with expertise on Europe and the Middle East.


October 6, 2020 5:53 am

Greece and Israel as Part of a Mediterranean Bloc

The power shift in the Middle East over the past several years has reshaped the political challenges facing several of its constituent countries, and has...

August 24, 2020 4:25 am

The Israel-UAE Peace Deal: A Master Stroke

The recent Israeli-Emirati declaration that they are establishing full diplomatic relations will affect more than the two nations themselves. Its impact is likely to be...

April 23, 2018 10:27 am

The Islamization of Turkey

The Turkish regime is gradually transforming into a more developed and dangerous version of Al Qaeda. Their rhetoric and approach seem convergent or even identical. The...

December 17, 2017 11:37 am

Syria’s Sunni Arabs and Israel: The War’s Silver Lining?

When Syrian opposition figure Farid Ghadry appeared before Israel’s Knesset in 2007, he provoked the ire of many of his compatriots. The move sparked controversy...


Portugal Opens Inquiry Into Roman Abramovich’s Citizenship

The Portuguese authority responsible for nationality matters has opened an internal inquiry into the granting of citizenship to billionaire Chelsea...

Israeli Diplomat Slams Antisemitic, ‘Aggressive’ BDS Campaign Against Sydney Festival

Israel's Deputy Ambassador to Australia Ron Gerstenfeld called organizers...


UK Authorities Arrest Two Teens Linked to Texas Synagogue Hostage Standoff

British authorities have arrested two teenagers in connection with Saturday’s hostage siege in a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, as the congregation's rabbi revealed new details of the harrowing ordeal. The arrest...

Middle East

Turkey’s Halkbank Shares Jump After US Prosecution Put on Hold

Turkey's Halkbank shares climbed more than 8% on Monday after a US appeals court put its prosecution by the federal government, for allegedly helping Iran evade American sanctions, on hold...

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