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Carol Giacomo

As seen in: The New York Times

NYT Editorial Bd: Foreign, defense policy; Ferris prof of journalism at Princeton, Fall 2013; RT not necessarily=endorsement; some things r just interesting.

Israel’s New Man in New York — Dani Dayan is articulate and charming, a lively and provocative conversationalist. An immigrant from Argentina and a Spanish speaker, he is an Israeli settler from the West Bank, and the controversial former head of the settler movement. Mr. Dayan is also a fervent opponent of a Palestinian state and believes Israel has a historic claim to the West Bank.

Conversations: Why Many Turks Blame the United States for the Coup — Turkey is making a full-court press to get the United States to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a Muslim cleric who has lived in exile in Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years and is accused by the government of masterminding the July 15 aborted coup.

Time to End the Benghazi Witch Hunt — After more than two years and over $7 million, the eighth investigation into the Benghazi attacks has finally issued its report, the culmination of a massive wasted effort that can only be seen as a Republican political vendetta against Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Donald Trump’s Irresponsible Claims About Vince Foster — You had to know it was coming. Having set a new standard for crass and ugly political discourse, Donald Trump was always going to bring up poor Vince Foster's suicide. And it was suicide, regardless of the 20-year-old lies that Mr. Trump is resurrecting in his scorched-earth quest for the White House.

What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About North Korea — One of Mr. Trump's latest contributions to the 2016 presidential contest is an offer to talk with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator who keeps 25 million people enslaved and commands an arsenal that some experts say could have more than 20 nuclear weapons by the end of this year.

Censored in Germany — For a guy at the center of an international diplomatic incident, Jan Böhmermann is pretty self-effacing and modest. Funny, for sure, since comedy and satire are his profession. But also thoughtful and intellectual, as well as bemused that a performance on his weekly TV show has triggered a court case and raised the ire of Turkey's leader.

Congress Opens the Door to Drafting Women — An influential congressional committee has taken another step towards sanity and equality in military policy by voting to require women to register with the Selective Service, making them eligible for the draft if another one ever is required. The 32 to 30 vote by the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday is just the beginning of an unpredictable process.

A Warning About the Secret 9/11 Pages — The leaders of the independent commission that investigated the 9/11 attacks, former Governor Tom Kean of New Jersey and former Representative Lee Hamilton of Indiana, carried out that highly sensitive task with integrity and rigor.

The New York Times — International humanitarian law, which the United States helped establish, prohibits deliberate attacks on civilians and indiscriminate attacks, which do not distinguish between military targets and civilians. Belkis Wille, a researcher for Human Rights Watch who focuses on Yemen and researched the incident, told The Times that the Americans may not have known the Saudis would use the weapons against civilians when the bombs were sold.

Questioning America’s Role in Yemen — Who is to blame when bombs kill civilians? The conflict in Yemen has become an albatross for the United States, and maybe worse. Human Rights Watch, the research and advocacy group, says that America may be complicit in war crimes.
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