I don't know how much is due to coalition politics and how much to Netanyahu's gutlessness, but this incident shows Israel's leadership as dysfunctional as, well, Obama's security team. Lieberman has the foreign policy portfolio, not Barak and not Ben-Eliezer. He can't conduct foreign policy if policies are debated and pursued behind his back. And the voters chose a nationalist/right government, not one led by Labor. So why is Labor guiding its foreign policy? Lieberman is also correct that Turkey is owed neither apology nor compensation. He's trying to salvage Israel's dignity and self-respect while the others are ever willing to concede it away. Most on this forum will dispute this, will likely mock me. That only confirms you are not among the clear thinking.
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