What brought about the freezing Turkey-Israel relations - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 19.06.10 | 14:43 (IDT)

    I don't believe one needs to go too deep into geo-political or human processes to understand what happened here. Erdogan is an active leader with ideas. He was chosen by Time magazine as the 17th most influential leader in the world in 2009. Among his activities was trying to mediate between Israel (under Olmert) and Syria, which the rise of Netanyahu put an end to. Erdogan is a devout Muslim, and I take it that he really cares about the Gaza people under Israeli "siege", which Erdogan wanted to help in lifting. Nothing to do with supporting Hamas. In the Flotilla incident, Turkey enabled the protesters, but the Israeli clumsy response left 9 of them dead. QUESTION: What would have been a decent Israeli reaction? ANSWER: 1. Apologize to Turkey, 2. Offer to pay some compensation to the families, and 3. Introduce some partial lifting of the siege on Gaza (which serves no known purpose other than collective punishment). Actually, Netanyahu himself did such things when Mossad agents were caught in Jordan trying to assassinate Meshaal. But with the flotilla, Israel's response was: 1. Saying no apology was deserved, 2. Blaming the passengers and calling the ship a "terror ship", and 3. Stating that the present policies will continue because Israel needs security. Don't be surprised of the resulting freeze in relations.

    from the article: Israeli minister hits back: Erdogan is the enemy, not Turkey
    First published 11:12 19.06.10 | Last updated 17:11 19.06.10
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