The legacy of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk faces further erosion as the reelected president ushers in a more conservative and religious state
Davide Lerner is an editor at Haaretz.com. He writes on Europe, the Middle East and Turkey for publications in English and Italian and has worked for AP and AFP. His coverage of the March 2016 terrorist attacks in Brussels earned him a prize from the Italian Higher Chamber of Deputies. He can found on Twitter: @DavideLerner.
Days after the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador, Erdogan’s party voted down a bill to ditch all previous agreements with Israel and sever economic ties, which only increased criticism from the opposition
From Google Ads to Prison Calls Turkish Opposition Gets Creative as Erdogan Tightens Grip on Media Ahead of Elections
With most mainstream media under government control, Turkish opposition tries to reach voters in June 24 vote using social media and viral marketing – from posting video calls by an imprisoned presidential candidate to buying ad space on Google
Turkey has more refugees than any other country in the world and has invested a great deal in caring for them. But with elections looming, the government is facing a backlash
After lagging in the jury votes, Netta Barzilai comes back to overtake main rival Cyprus by winning the popular vote ■ Netanyahu calls Barzilai 'Israel's greatest ambassador'
For the 800 Samaritans split between Mount Gerizim in the West Bank and a suburb of Tel Aviv, the younger generation is increasingly being drawn to the Israeli way of life, sparking tensions and fears
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Overshadows Celebrations as Jewish Community Pulls Out of Liberation Day March in Rome
Event has long been blighted by clashes between pro-Palestinian activists and Jewish groups, but authorities hoped for Jewish participation this year on the 80th anniversary of the country’s Racial Laws
Diff'rent Artichokes for Diff'rent Folks? As 'Artichoke War' Intensifies, Rome Jews Fight Israeli Rabbis Over Classic Dish
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate considers Italian-Jewish community’s carciofi alla guidia nonkosher, but Rome Jews say their artichokes are tighter and more compact than the Israeli version, thus preventing insects and worms from infecting them
A ban on imports of carciofi alla giudia into Israel has angered many Jewish Romans. But Milan's Jewish community would rather play by the rules
Tough citizenship laws that make deportations easier are just part of the answer, say experts on Islamic extremism
Left-wing weekly claims that, in the diaries written until a month prior to his death, Italy and PLO had secret non-aggression pact in 1980s
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi tells Haaretz the planned deportation of 40,000 African migrants is of great concern and runs counter to Israel's religious teachings
Italian press reports that security at Rome airport send her back to Amman; says decision was 'not political'
Gérard Filoche, 71, set to be expelled from Socialist Party after posting image of French president standing over the world wearing a Nazi armband
Neo-Nazi fans of Borussia Dortmund suspected of being behind stickers, following similar incident in Italy last week with Lazio
'He thought he could get away from the scandal by turning up at the synagogue with a bunch of flowers,' says one community member. 'We expected concrete steps, not trivial gestures'
Apology to Jewish Community a 'Charade', Italian Soccer Club President Caught Saying Amid Anne Frank Storm
'These people are worth nothing,' Lazio club president Claudio Lotito said about synagogue members he was en-route to apologize for following his team's anti-Semitic scandal
Descendants of African slaves sold to the Ottoman Empire, Afro-Turks seek to revive their ancestors’ traditions – but there are barely any left
Opinion Lazio's Anne Frank 'Insult' Is Hardly Shocking. Italian Soccer Is Viciously anti-Semitic to Its Core
'Adolf is still with us.' 'We warn the Jews we won’t betray our flag.' This is what it's like to be Jewish and an Italian soccer fan: Decades of abuse, with the complicity of managers and captains alike
Ankara and Washington are clashing after Turkey arrested local employees of U.S. missions, which diplomats say reflects Erdogan’s displeasure with the Americans’ refusal to extradite Erdogan-rival Fethullah Gulen