Turkey vs. the Southern Caucasus Republics
By Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. MORDECHAI KEDAR and Col. (res.) Dr. DAN GOTTTLIEB

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BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1006, November 14, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: On October 13, 1921, the Kars Agreement was signed in the town of Kars in eastern Anatolia (Western Armenia). This agreement redrew, in Turkey’s favor, the Kars-Ardahan-Artvin border between Turkey and the Caucasus republics of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, an area that had been stripped from Turkey by the …

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By Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. MORDECHAI KEDAR and Col. (res.) Dr. DAN GOTTTLIEB

Uruguay to Host World Vine and Wine Congress As of Monday, November 19, 2018

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PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY — November 18, 2018 —Uruguay will be hosting the 41st World Vine and Wine congress, of the International Organization of Vine and Wine, OIV, which begins next Monday until Friday in the Atlantic seaside resort of Punta del Este. Representatives from some 47 countries are expected at the event, which is described by Uruguay officials as …

eHeziUruguay to Host World Vine and Wine Congress As of Monday, November 19, 2018

The Legacy of Hugh Francis Redmond Remembered

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YONKERS, NY — November 17, 2018 — Hugh Francis Redmond was born in Yonkers in 1919 and his family struggled to survive the Great Depression.  After serving our nation in war, he became a secret agent for the CIA. Redmond was sent to China in 1946 to investigate the growing Communist movement, and when the Communist Party took control, the CIA …

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Yonkers Fire Department Promotions

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YONKERS, NY — November 17, 2018 —   Mayor Mike Spano and Fire Commissioner Robert Sweeney promoted and swore in the four newest Lieutenants of the Yonkers Fire Department. Antonio Rodrigues – 15 years of service – Ladder 73 on Kimball Avenue Anthony Tringali – 19 years of service – Engine 312 on Fortfield Avenue Richard Rodriguez – 19 years …

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”Radical” Islam: Livin’ on the Edge, or Stuck Squarely in the Middle, of the Religion?
By TIMOTHY R. FURNISH, Ph.D.

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“VIOLENT JIHAD IS NOT RADICAL! How could it be, when Muhammad himself led armies in battle and ordered the killing of recalcitrant non-Muslims?” When I was doing a doctorate in Islamic history at Ohio State University back in the 1990s, the study of the world’s second-largest religion and the civilization it spawned was still mostly an academic exercise, as it had been for …

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By TIMOTHY R. FURNISH, Ph.D.

DEBATE: What Happened to Arab Support for the Palestinians?
Moderated by GEORGE N. TZOGOPOULOS

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BESA Center Online Debate No. 15, November 16, 2018 Q: While the continuing influence of the Palestinians on the Arab world should not be underestimated, the current landscape in the Middle East is bringing new policy priorities to the fore. As Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, recently observed, “The Arab states are no longer dancing to the Palestinians’ tune.” …

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Moderated by GEORGE N. TZOGOPOULOS

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Reflects on Concerns Recognized in Aftermath of the Thursday, November 15, 2018th Nor’easter

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YONKERS, NY — November 16, 2018 — “Yesterday’s storm was faster and more intense than any of the forecasters predicted, and brought the roads throughout the region to a standstill in a way we haven’t seen in years. But it could happen again, so I am meeting with our commissioners, public safety departments, and the schools  to determine how we …

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Yonkers City Council President Khader Releases Statemenf on Thursday’s Storm Response

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YONKERS, NY — November 16, 2018 — Below is City Council President Mike Khader’s statement regarding yesterday’s storm response: “I would like to thank bus drivers, monitors, library staff and various community organizations for going above and beyond the call of duty yesterday. As a parent of young schoolchildren, I share in the frustrations and anger of other parents and …

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Crew of Engine Company 307 Deliver Baby Boy at Height of Winter Snow Storm
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YONKERS, NY — November 15, 2018 — Engine Company 307, situated at 441 Central Park Avenue delivered a baby boy this evening at 6:22 PM. They were dispatched to a home  in Southeast Yonkers at 4:47 PM but due to the extreme weather and poor driving conditions,  an ambulance was unable to get to the scene until after the baby …

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano to Swear-in Dr. Ammir Rabadi as Board Trustee to the Yonkers Board of Education

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YONKERS, NY — November 15, 2018 — Dr. Ammir Rabadi will be sworn-in by Mayor Mike Spano to the Yonkers Board of Education Board of Trustees. The swearing-in will take place at the Mayor’s Reception Room On Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:30 PM.  

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