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MESOP TODAYS HEADLINE : Turkish Leader Erdogan Making New Enemies & Frustrating Old Friends

By SABRINA TAVERNISE – 5 July 2016 – NEW YORK TIMES COMMENTARY

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan long professed a foreign policy of “zero problems with neighbors” but now seems mired in disputes with just about everybody. WATCH ALL http://www.mesop.de/?p=75642


MESOP : THE LIAISON ERDOGAN / ISRAEL HAS AL LONG TERM STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE

The Importance of Interests in Israel-Turkey Reconciliation – By Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, July 5, 2016   – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 347, July 5, 2016

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal boils down to mutually beneficial interests; not trust, and certainly not sympathy. This deal will bolster Israel’s security as well as its international standing, making the price worthwhile. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75654

 

 

MESOP Headlines – GAZA RECEIVES FIRST SHIPMENT WITH AID

  • The first shipment of humanitarian aid from Turkey to Gaza under a new arrangement with Israel arrived in Ashdod and was carried into Gaza by a convoy supervised by the Turkish Red Crescent Society.

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MESOP Arguments & Analysis – “Netanyahu vs. the Generals” (Amir Tibon, Politico Magazine)

“By placing the hawkish Lieberman in the Defense Ministry, Netanyahu has seriously undercut the security establishment, the most important moderating force within Israel’s power structure. Lieberman’s predecessor, Lt. General (ret.) Moshe Ya’alon, was also affiliated with the right wing in Israel (he is still a registered member of the Likud party), but as a former general himself, he encouraged those serving under him to speak their minds freely and openly, even if their analysis contradicted that of the elected government. In the months leading to his removal from the Defense Ministry, Ya’alon gave backing to the IDF senior command on a number of occasions in which the generals clashed with other cabinet members from the right wing, mainly over the question of how much force Israel should use in retaliation to Palestinian terror attacks.  Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75652

 

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)

MESOP : EROGAN’S “Circle of Peace” with RUSSIA + ISRAEL  / FULL TEXT

July 05 – MESOP  – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared that reconciliation with Russia, including over Syria’s crisis, will be part of an expanding “circle of peace” in the region.In a message on Monday marking the end of Ramadan, Erdoğan also spoke of restored ties with Israel, following years of tension over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: We will make it through this process of global transformation and end up much stronger. We are improving our relations with Israel and Russia … We are mending the strained relations again and overcoming crises triggered by the Syrian issue, terror and artificial tensions. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75640

 

MESOP SPECIAL RECOMMENDATION : Mesopotamian Ecology Movement

Call for an international delegation on forest fires!

04.07.2016 –   Since June 2016 in several provinces of North (Turkish) Kurdistan the forests are burning again. These forest fires are in areas where shortly beforehand the governors – appointed by the central Turkish government – have declared no-go zones for the population and military operations are conducted. We call on all activists and organizations in Turkey and abroad to join a delegation on these spreading forest fires! Read all : http://www.mesop.de/?p=75644

 

MESOP MIDDLE EAST

MESOP BACKGROUNDER : TARGETING HEZBOLLAH’S HOME-FRONT FINANCES

By David Schenker and Katherine Bauer –  PolicyWatch 2641 – July 5, 2016

 A law passed in late 2015, known as HIFPA, has successfully intensified pressure against the Lebanon-based militant group.

During a June 26 televised address, Hassan Nasrallah, secretary-general of the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, made the stunning admission that his organization’s “budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its weapons and rockets, are from the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The statement was unprecedented — but it was also untrue. In addition to substantial Iranian support, Hezbollah has for decades helped fund its terrorist and social service initiatives through a diverse portfolio of commercial activities. The timing of Nasrallah’s spurious revelation was no coincidence: on May 3, the Banque du Liban (BdL), Lebanon’s central bank — in compliance with new U.S. legislation — issued a circular ordering banks to close accounts belonging to individuals and institutions associated with the organization. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75656