Following the previous post on a few national leaders who bless or curse Israel and, noting Turkey’s Erdogan fits the bill, I draw your attention to Caroline Glick’s latest, perspicacious as ever, in-depth analysis and encourage you to read it in its entirety.
She writes on the rapid deterioration in US-Turkey’s relationship, climaxing in Donald Trump’s imposition of sanctions because paranoid president Erdogan continues unjustly detaining an evangelical Presbyterian pastor (click header to read).:
Brunson has lived in Turkey for 23 years but in October 2016 routinely went to the local police station to renew his Turkish visa – but got detained instead!
Caroline’s methodical manner of recapitulating an issue’s history is very helpful to those new to the topic, as well as adding weight to her observations and sound conclusions. William Koenig describes her journalism as ‘ne-plus ultra’ (none better).
For my newer readers here are pertinent parts of the background to her geopolitical knowledge:
- Caroline Glick born in Houston, TX and grew up in Chicago, IL, moved to Israel in 1991 after receiving her BA in Political Science from Columbia University, joined the Israel Defense Forces that Summer, serving as an officer for over five years.
- 1994-96 as an IDF captain, Ms Glick served in the Defense Ministry as a core member of Israel’s negotiating team with the Palestinians.
- 1997-98 served as Assistant Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Netanyahu.
- 1998-2000 studied at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and received a Master’s in Public Policy in June 2000.
- Summer 2000, Ms Glick returned to Israel and began writing at Makor Rishon newspaper (Hebrew), served as its chief diplomatic commentator ’til Jan 2008.
- March 2002, joined The Jerusalem Post as Deputy Managing Editor and senior columnist. Today, as Senior Contributing Editor, Ms. Glick is the newspaper’s most widely-read columnist. She began writing a weekly Hebrew language column for Maariv in 2014 and began writing at Breitbart in January 2018.