Thinking the unthinkable: Israeli occupation instead of a ceasefire
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 By James M. Dorsey Thank you for joining me today. No doubt, you will have noticed that The Turbulent World has no sponsors and no advertisers. This guarantees the column and podcast’s independence. Instead, The Turbulent World depends on the support of its readers and listeners to cover the cost of producing the column and podcast. You can contribute by clicking on Substack on the subscription button at http://jamesmdorsey.substack.com and choosing one of the subscription options. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. Hostage negotiator Gersho ..read more
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Covert wars
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2d ago
  By James M. Dorsey Thank you for joining me today. No doubt, you will have noticed that The Turbulent World has no sponsors and no advertisers. This guarantees the column and podcast’s independence. Instead, The Turbulent World depends on the support of its readers and listeners to cover the cost of producing the column and podcast. You can contribute by clicking on Substack on the subscription button at http://jamesmdorsey.substack.com and choosing one of the subscription options. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. Gaza is not one but mult ..read more
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Next week could be make or break for Binyamin Netanyahu
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By James M. Dorsey I hope you enjoy today’s column and podcast. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers help me cover the cost of contributing fact-based analysis and understanding to a debate that has become increasingly polarised and weaponised. To become a paid subscriber, please click on the subscription button at http://www.jamesmdorsey.substack.comand choose one of the subscription options. Thank you. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. The coming week or two could determine Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s poli ..read more
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Israel and its supporters turn Palestine into a litmus test of democracy.
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By James M. Dorsey I hope you enjoy today’s column and podcast. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers help me cover the cost of contributing fact-based analysis and understanding to a debate that has become increasingly polarised and weaponised. To become a paid subscriber, please click on the subscription button at http://www.jamesmdorsey.substack.comand choose one of the subscription options. Thank you. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. Innocent Palestinians bear the brunt of Israel’s Gaza war, but they are not the ..read more
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King Abdullah of Joran caught between a rock and a hard place
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  To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. Jordan's King Abdullah is caught between a rock and a hard place. Hamas and its regional supporters, as well as Israeli politicians and vigilantes, are pressuring King Abdullah from both ends of the political spectrum. Iranian-backed Syrian and Iraqi militants seek to draw the kingdom, in which Palestinians account for at least 50 per cent of the population, into the Gaza war. Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Iran want to turn Jordan into a regional flashpoint and funnel for weapons for Palestinian mil ..read more
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Antisemitism threatens Jews, occupation threatens Judaism.
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3w ago
By James M. Dorsey I hope you enjoy today’s column and podcast. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers help me cover the cost of contributing fact-based analysis and understanding to a debate that has become increasingly polarised and weaponised. To become a paid subscriber, please click on the subscription button at http://www.jamesmdorsey.substack.comand choose one of the subscription options. Thank you. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. Israeli historian Yuval Noah Hariri is seeing his worst nightmare unfold before h ..read more
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The quest for religious reform goes global.
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  By James M. Dorsey I hope you enjoy today’s column and podcast. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers help me cover the cost of contributing fact-based analysis and understanding to a debate that has become increasingly polarised and weaponised. To become a paid subscriber, please click on the subscription button at http://www.jamesmdorsey.substack.comand choose one of the subscription options. Thank you. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. For more than two decades, jihadists took pride in place as symbols of ext ..read more
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The Greater Middle East is a ticking time bomb – Part 2.
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 By James M. Dorsey I hope you enjoy today’s column and podcast. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers help me cover the cost of contributing fact-based analysis and understanding to a debate that has become increasingly polarised and weaponised. To become a paid subscriber, please click on the subscription button at http://www.jamesmdorsey.substack.comand choose one of the subscription options. Thank you. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. This is part two of a two-part series that explores developments autocrati ..read more
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US President Biden plays high-risk poker with Israel’s Netanyahu
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By James M. Dorsey I hope you enjoy today’s column and podcast. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers help me cover the cost of contributing fact-based analysis and understanding to a debate that has become increasingly polarised and weaponised. To become a paid subscriber, please click on the subscription button at http://www.jamesmdorsey.substack.comand choose one of the subscription options. Thank you. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. US President Joe Biden doesn’t fit the mould of a high-risk gambler. Yet, gambli ..read more
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What Jews, Israeli Palestinians, and Turkish Kurds have in common.
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By James M. Dorsey I hope you enjoy today’s column and podcast. Please consider becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers help me cover the cost of contributing fact-based analysis and understanding to a debate that has become increasingly polarised and weaponised. To become a paid subscriber, please click on the subscription button at http://www.jamesmdorsey.substack.comand choose one of the subscription options. Thank you. To watch a video version of this story or listen to an audio podcast click here. Diaspora Jews, Palestinian Israelis, and Turkish Kurds have more in common than ..read more
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