Israel is used to having it's oiwn way with "allies", which is why Israel doesn't really have any allies anymore. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 17.02.11 | 19:22 (IST)

    Israel is very bad at dealing with difficult situations. Turkey is one example. Looked at from Turkey's viewpoint, they could not allow themselves to be seen as a nation that always bows to Israel. It is possible to have a good give and take relationship between nations without going to peices at every bump in the road, but Turkey had to demonstrate that their policy was not built around Israeli policy as is the case for America. The convoy may have been seen as an unfriendly act by Israel, but it was necessary for Turkey. Egypt, Jordan, and America were seen as stooges of Israel. Turkey was headed in that direction before the convoy. By throwing away their relationship with Turkey over the convoy incident, Israel only hurt themselves. Israel must realize that they cannot have every single thing their own way. Israel must be able to deal with difficult situations without throwing away the valuable relationships with other nations just over a single issue. This made Israel look even worse in the eyes of the world. Israel is like the spoiled brat that throws a tantrum over every trivial thing. Israel is like the kid who is so unpleasent that the parent must actually pay others to pretend to get along with him. In adults, this would be called arrogance. Sadly, Israel's behavior has never really risen to the adult level, so we must leave it at spoiled brat for now.

    from the article: 'Israel closes missions in Turkey due to Hezbollah threat'
    First published 19:00 17.02.11 | Last updated 19:00 17.02.11
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