Netanyahu Rejected Barak's Offer to Take Brunt of Criticism for Gaza Flotilla Raid

Concerned over diplomatic ramifications of Gaza flotilla raid, Barak suggested gesture of goodwill to Turkish counterpart - but was denied.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak recently proposed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Barak himself write to his Turkish counterpart apologizing for “operational mishaps” that might have occurred during Israel’s May 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara, during which nine Turkish...