Turkey as a mediator - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • anonymous
    • 12.06.10 | 18:50 (IDT)

    I thought Turkey might be a good mediator between Hamas and Israel; however, there are people who disagree because they do not like the AKP party. This might be a good idea as long as they do not upset Egypt; it was the Muslim Brotherhood that killed Sadat and is an Islamist party. However, Hamas was quoted in Hurriyet as saying it is not like Al Quaeda and the Taliban and that it believes in education and women's rights. This might boost the AKP party in Turkey; but I am not as certain as before that it would be the best party to win next election, as the CHP has a good and maybe better candidate running. AKP hasn't delivered so far in any of their foreign policy initiatives. Pakistan and Bhutto has some hand in wanting to form the Islamic bloc, with Iran having nukes, forming the Taliban and giving shelter to Al Quaeda. If they threatened Armenia, would that mean they are definitely a threat to Israel? What is Obama doing in Pakistan? It seems like Pakistan is the cause of some trouble and Obama wanted to concentrate on Pakistan, not Iraq or Iran. Syria did not want Turkey to break up with Israel; I think it is important to the peace process to keep ties. What do people want, another war? I am confused because we don't get much news; think about the millions of uneducated people in the world who don't get any news, and believe in conspiracy theories. If the internet connects people, it also gives a lot of people misinformation. As much as we post and write, Israel does seem to screw up again and again. Turkey is losing its military dictatorship, but what will come after, I am not sure. It could be just a civilian dictatorship, not a real democracy. Will we have to wait and see and hope it turns out well?

    from the article: Palestinians welcome Turkey involvement in Gaza, Fayyad says
    First published 15:19 12.06.10 | Last updated 15:19 12.06.10
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