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Mehmet Akif Okur

Mehmet Akif Okur obtained his B.A. in Politics and International Relations at Bogazici University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Gazi University. Okur is currently chair of the Politics and International Relations department at Yildiz Technical University. His research interests include global political economy and U.S. foreign policy.

Trump, the Israeli Lobby and Christian Zionism

“I said, ‘If you look at 1917, it was a Jubilee Year, and the Balfour Amendment came, and then in 50 years, it was 1967, and Jerusalem was reconnected to Israel. ‘When you add 50 to 1967, you’re in 2017.’ I said, ‘This is the year to move the embassy and make that declaration because it is a biblical timing of absolute precision’.”