Define 'ties"? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 05.12.10 | 04:55 (IST)

    Human ties? The human responses are obvious. Those Turkish fliers flying just a few hundred feet in the rough air over the fires to deliver their loads with the maximum effect were humans doing the best they could to save humans, their property and a forest. Human ties between Israel and Turkey are in good shape. As for the politicians. If either put their personal ambition beneath their humanity there would never have been a fiasco like the murder on the high seas perpetrated at the order of Netanyahu or the Turkish response. Why people pick monsters to lead them is a mystery to me. But the monsters will always beat a decent human being in an election unless there are truly horrible circumstances to give the decent man an edge.

    from the article: Will Turkey's aid to Israel in Carmel fire revive foundering ties?
    First published 01:50 05.12.10 | Last updated 01:50 05.12.10
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