Very penalizing for Israel, economically at least, but... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Morris
    • 06.09.11 | 14:02 (IDT)

    Israel can indeed find alternative markets, and proximity is no longer such an issue. In addition, Israel should now spell out to Turkey the dire consequences their belligerent attitude will have for them: - gradual obsolescence of their armed forces and navies, until they find alternative sources for Israeli high-tech equipment, which would be a long-drawn process, and by no means guaranteed. - resurgence of the Armenian claims for the genocide recognition and financial compensation, under the approving eye of US Congress - divestment from significant EU firms - significant boost to Greece army and navy capabilities which will eventually match and surpass the Turks, making it possible for them to challenge the Turkish occupation of Cyprus - the definitive end to their dream of joining the EU - the possibility of being expelled from NATO as early as next year, after the US elections - their total and long-lasting exclusion from the Eastern Mediterranean sea, if they dared challenging a numerically inferior, yet enormously superior Israeli Navy and Air Force. The question the bully boy from Ankara should therefore ask himself is: is it worth it ? And the Turks should ask themselves: is Erdogan guided by the interests of their nation ?

    from the article: Turkey confirms 'total suspension' of defense industry ties with Israel
    First published 13:12 06.09.11 | Last updated 13:12 06.09.11
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