"The recent cabinet discussions appear to be cementing Israel's image in the Arab - and perhaps also the Western - world as a state that mainly understands the language of force." and "Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will now be portrayed as the leader who broke Israel's resistance." From the entire flotilla saga the two most significant developments. Both will impact the ME for years to come.
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)