The lesson of Turkey is that Israel needs to consider its own - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jacob Blues
    • 12.10.09 | 18:52 (IST)

    interests. Allies are fickle. Peace treaties are mere pieces of paper. The Arab and Muslim world's leaders can and do walk away from their obligations at the drop of a hat and have no intrinsic concern for Israel. 30 years after Begin and Sadat, and today, the Egyptian government fosters a sham conspiracy theory that the Jews were out to get Egypt by blocking their UNESCO nominee. No mention of Egypt's own hatred. Turkey takes an alliance of 20 years and dumps it in favor of HAMAS and Ahmadinejad's Iran. But we're supposed to trust in the so-called Arab peace plan of Abdullah. Meanwhile, the Iranian despot denies the Shoah and the world nods in approval or acquiesence. But Israel dare defend itself, and its tactics are labelled akin to the Nazi's. We've seen this show before.

    from the article: Barak warns against further harming Israel-Turkey relations
    First published 02:59 12.10.09 | Last updated 11:55 02.11.09
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