MESOP NEWS TODAYS HEADLINE : DONALD TRUMP’S STRATEGY PAPER FOR TURKEY

Trump’s Security Strategy: Its Messages for Turkey

By Burak Bekdil January 7, 2018 – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 709, January 7, 2018 – Israel

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: US President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled National Security Strategy paper does not specifically mention Turkey. Some Turks think this is good, as any mention would likely have been negative. But some think it is bad for Turkish interests because the absence of a mention highlights Turkey’s diminishing political clout in its region. Regardless, the strategy paper has messages for Ankara on several wavelengths.

US President Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy could not have come at a worse time for US-Turkey relations. Major policy and ideological divergences between the Trump administration and Turkey’s increasingly Islamist strongman, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have downgraded the once staunch alliance into a theoretical, transactional partnership.

Trump’s whitepaper came against a tense background of US-Turkish disputes:

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MESOP NEWS „HOME SWEET HOME“ : GABRIEL (SPD) LIKES PUTIN & MULLAHS / HATES UNITED STATES – www.mesop.de

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MESOP NEWS : IRAN THIS MORNING !

Farnaz Fassihi‏Verified account @farnazfassihi 7 Jan 2018 – #IranProtests Day 10 Wrap: Protests persist across country in over dozen cities. Graffiti popping up against #Khamenei & #Islam. Martial law level of security forces deployed in cities. #IRGC announces its militia patrols will roam neighborhoods. #تظاهرت_سراسری #Iranwww.mesop.de

MESOP NEWS ISRAEL HISTORY : Was stimmt ? I oder II oder beides ?

  • MESOP NEWS : WIE DER MOSSAD NELSON MANDELA AUFBAUTE & ZUGLEICH DESSEN ERBITTERTE KONKURRENZ P.A.C. –   Januar 2008

„Ein paar Monate vor seiner Verhaftung 1962 durchlief Nelson Mandela in Äthiopien militärisches Training durch Mossad-Agenten; er nutzte dabei das Pseudoynm David Mobsari. Nelson Mandela war bei weitem nicht der einzige Teilnehmer an diesem geheimen Programm. Ander Antiapartheid-Bewegungen und –Einzelpersonen waren beteiligt, darunter Potelkako Leballo, der Chef des militärischen Arms des P.A.C. (Pan-Africanist Congress).

Zur Zeit des Rivonia-Gerichtsverfahrens (1963/64), bei den Nelson Mandela und andere wegen Sabotage zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt wurden, bat Israels damalige Außenministerin Golda Meir in der Verhandlung um Milde und Umwandlung jeder Todesstrafe.“

Aus: hOlam 7. Jan 2018 https://www.haolam.de/artikel_32187.html

 

  • MESOP NEWS : WIE ISRAEL DEN APARTHEID-FÜHRERN BOTHA & VERWOERD IN SÜDAFRIKA ATOMRAKETEN  ZUR STABILISIERUNG DER APARTHEID ANBOT

„ Die britische Zeitung “Guardian” will die brisanten Dokumente von Sasha Polakow-Suransky erhalten haben. Der US-Historiker wiederum gibt an, die Schriftsätze von der Regierung Südafrikas im Rahmen einer Buchrecherche bekommen zu haben. Die Dokumente belegen offenbar, dass Israel Südafrika vor rund 35 Jahren vollständige Atomwaffen zum Kauf angeboten hat. Sie enthalten streng geheime Gesprächsprotokolle von Treffen zwischen ranghohen Repräsentanten Israels und des damaligen Apartheid-Regimes im Jahre 1975.

Sprengköpfe “in drei Größen”

Der ehemalige südafrikanische Verteidigungsminister Pieter Willem Botha hat demnach seinen israelischen Amtskollegen Schimon Peres um “Jericho”-Raketen und passende Sprengköpfe gebeten. Peres, heute Staatspräsident Israels, bot sie laut den Dokumenten “in drei Größen” an – damit sollen konventionelle, chemische und nukleare Sprengköpfe gemeint sein. Unter einem der Briefe aus dem Jahr 1975 ist die Unterschrift Peres’ zu sehen. Er gilt auch als Vater des israelischen Atomprogramms.

Dass Israel und Südafrika auf dem Gebiet der Atomforschung kooperiert haben, gilt bereits seit Jahren als weitgehend gesichert. So wurde etwa im April 1997 ein Memorandum des US-Auslandsgeheimdiensts CIA veröffentlicht. Der Titel des 1983 verfassten Papiers: “Neue Informationen über Südafrikas Atomprogramm und die afrikanisch-israelische militärische und nukleare Zusammenarbeit”.“

DER SPIEGEL http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/nukleardeal-mit-suedafrika-israel-soll-apartheid-regime-atombomben-angeboten-haben-a-696467.html

 

 

MESOP NEWS EXCLUSIV : THE IRANIAN FAT MULLAH CATS

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls £60 billion financial empire, report says

6 Jan 2018 – Iran’s supreme leader and pivotal political figure has used a vast financial empire to secure his power, according to an investigation

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/10442884/Ayatollah-Ali-Khamenei-controls-60-billion-financial-empire-report-says.html

MESOP MIDDLE EAST – Iran Protests: Mild Arab Official Reactions, Strong Public Ire at Iran

 – By David Pollock – David Pollock is the Kaufman Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on regional political dynamics and related issues.

Also available in العربية January 5, 2018 – FIKRA FORUM

As street protests persist against the regime in Iran, Arab official reaction so far has been surprisingly restrained. Typically, a prominent op-ed this week by Abdul Rahman al-Rashed in the flagship Saudi media website, Al-Arabiya, urged not regime change but merely policy changes in Tehran.

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The Iran delusion – Jerusalem Post

MESOP NEWS CRITICAL ISRAELI VOICES :  CasualtiesOfTheDay‏ @Ayei_Eloheichem – 3 Jan 2018 – My op-ed for the Jerusalem Post on Israel’s faulty diplomatic approach to containing Iran (source links unfortunately removed, but can be furnished upon request)

 By Oved Lobel   January 2, 2018 21:55  – Jerusalem Post – It is not only in Syria where US and Israeli views on Iran and Hezbollah diverge.

Dr. Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Eurasia issues, recently returned from an Israeli government- funded educational trip as part of a delegation of former policy makers. Among the many issues discussed, the Israelis laid particular emphasis on their approach to Syria: relying on the United States to pressure Russia to pressure Iran about maintaining Israel’s red lines, or else Israel will enforce these red lines militarily.

This is only the latest example of a litany of publicly and privately expressed Israeli misunderstandings regarding dynamics in Syria. In April, for instance, Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz publicly pushed precisely the same approach to senior Trump administration officials and members of Congress, arguing that US could pressure Russia to remove Iranian forces in exchange for being allowed to keep Syrian President Bashar Assad in power, or even to reduce its support of Assad entirely. The basis of this delusion seems to be the belief that, unlike president Barack Obama, President Donald Trump will push back against Iranian expansion rather than abet it.

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MESOP NEWS : PICTURE OF THIS YEARS 2018 – IRAN FREEDOM !

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Citizenship, Identity & Political Participation: Measuring the Attitudes of the Arab Citizens in Israel

MESOP NEWS MIDDLE EAST SPECIAL – Israel-Arab Findings by German Adenauer Stiftung – Moshe Dayan Center & University Tel Aviv

Arik Rudnitzky and Itamar Radai present extensive findings from a public opinion poll conducted by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Israel, in the summer of 2017.

 2 Jan 2018 – Executive Summary – The findings of the survey show that the concrete issues facing the daily life of Israel’s Arab citizenry are on its main agenda, while they are less preoccupied with external issues such as the peace process or issues related to the Palestinian territories. The concerns of the majority of the Arab citizens (60.2% in total) are focused on three areas: the problem of spreading violence in Arab communities, manifestations of racism on the part of Jewish citizens towards Arab citizens, and difficulties in the areas of the economy and employment.

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Guest Analysis: Jerusalem Embassy Move Sparks Turkey-Israel War of Words

MESOP NEWS OPINIONS : THE RAND CORPORATION &  A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE

2 Jan 2018 – CIPHER LETTER – Shira Efron, Rand Corporation’s special advisor on Israel, writes that the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital opened an old wound between Turkey and Israel, all but scuppering the 2016 reconciliation between the two Mediterranean countries. • “Although the reconciliation encouraged various stakeholders who are eager to resume the decades-old bilateral Israeli-Turkish collaboration, diplomatic and security cooperation is unlikely anytime soon.”

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