Israel is the ultimate arbiter of who has influence in the mideast? Really? A position which is a triumph of egotism and delusion over reality. In Netanyahu's actions, both against the flotilla, but especially since, Israel has destroyed it's influence with the nation in the region which traditionally was it's best ally in the region. Now Israel shall dictate to all other nations in the region that Turkey have no influence?
Russian defense ministry: Plane sent to intercept U.S. plane near border on Friday (Reuters)
from the article: Turkey must restore ties with Israel if it wants Mideast influence