"What will be seared into the consciousness of the world will be the image of Israel as a blood-stained monster, ready at any moment to commit war crimes and not prepared to abide by any moral restraints. This will have severe consequences for our long-term future, our standing in the world, our chance of achieving peace and quiet. In the end, this war is a crime against ourselves too, a crime against the State of Israel." Uri Avnery, 2009 "Until recently, Turkey had been a solid ally of Israel's from the Muslim world. However, Ankara has taken a stance against Israel over last year's war in the Gaza Strip, leading to a deterioration of ties." Haaretz, 2010 Avnery's is certainly among the wisest voices in Israel. Too bad Israelis take him for granted.
Defense Ministry says had no knowledge of alleged improper defense deals by Gal Hirsch (Haaretz)
from the article: Report: Turkey warns Lebanon that Israel may be planning attack