Turkey is not a despotic regime - it is a democracy, a NATO member and a European state. The damage that they can cause Israel in terms of finance and diplomatically is without comparison in the region. You add to that that Iran is now less isolated because of this, the arab spring and the changing of the guard in Egypt - and you wonder in AWE how STUPID Israeli leadership is - pick your battles, this one is 100% a loser. In every corner of the world Israel is looking more and more AS THE PROBLEM - this is not good- and once Palestine is declared with mission everywhere opening up, in Spain, Sweden, Russia, IN RISING CHINA (of all places) - and the demographic shifts in Israel proper, it seems that the leadership just doesn't care and wants the whole country to just go away.
Migrants rush train tracks as Budapest station reopens (dpa)
from the article: Turkey President: Expulsion of Israeli envoy is just the first step