Apology to Turkey Makes No Sense for Wanting to Harm Israel
Turkey is using Israel as a pawn in its goal to become a leader in the Muslim axis of evil.
It would be important to remember that Turkey's antagonism towards Israel started way before the 2010 hostile flotilla incident. It is also important to remember that, by its nature, the Islamist Turkish party, headed by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdošan, is anti Israel and more about him you can read: Recep Tayyip Erdogan. However, as sly as he is, he managed, after taking over the PM office, to keep those sentiments under cover and use Israel and its allies, mainly the United States, to further Turkey's interests. Once stage one, of establishing itself as a regional economic and military power, has been accomplished, Turkey started flexing its muscle towards Israel.
All this against all logic when economic and military ties between the two countries were at their height and both countries benefited tremendously from the cooperation.
Also, we must not forget that the Obama administration kept putting pressure on Israel to apologize to Turkey, which the USA would have not done gad it have been in Israel's place!
This is the triple standard the world applies to Israel in action. American interests in the region call for cooperation between Israel and Turkey but only Israel is expected to pay the price all around. By that, what is new? Israel is the only one to always be called to pay the price when it comes to the Israeli/Arab-"Palestinian" conflict.
Israel was warned about the terrorists on the IHH, but, as usual, it acted like a guilty party deploying soldiers with paintball guns. Had Israel conducted light investigation on the IHH it would have had no problem showing to the world that the IHH has deep, longstanding terror ties,
http://www.investigativeproject.org/1998/ihhs-deep-longstanding-terror-ties. Why Israel chose to hide in the corner is the result of her dangerous ambiguous schizophrenic policy, which is detrimental to her existence.
When the Turkish terrorists acted the way they did, the government of Israel should have made a worldwide stink about it and should have immediately embarked on a campaign demanding of Turkey to apologize for collaborating with the, not peace lovers, rather armed IHH al-Qaeda related terrorists, and for making an attempt to bust Israel's rightful and legal blockade on Gaza. But, again, Israel acted incorrectly.
If the Israelis really want the world to change its attitude toward their Homeland, Israel is going to have to stand up for itself, really stand up!
If Israel had begun, immediately after the warfare Flotilla case took place to demand an apology from Turkey, with all the time that has passed since Israel could have tied Turkey to IHH - and it possibly should still do so. Al-Qaeda is a dirty name in the West and Turkey knows it. Why Israel has not smeared Turkey, from top to bottom, with "collaborating with al-Qaeda related IHH" mystifies many.
There should be no Israel expressions of regret and no reparations whatsoever. In fact, both should come from Turkey and Israel should say so loud and clear.
Last year, the US Congress had voted, overwhelmingly, in support of Israel's right to defend itself, including the actions it took in the flotilla/warfaretilla incident.
Bottom line. Thank God for no apology from Israel, which Turkey wants as this way it can humiliate Israel and score in the Moslem world.
For months now, thousands of proud Israelis have been calling on Prime Minister Netanyahu not to apologize and he represented them accordingly and with pride.
No apology to Turkey for wanting to harm Israel; no compensation to the supporter [sponsor] of terrorism, Turkey.
May Israel go from strength to strength.
Shabbat Shalom-Peaceful Sabbath.
Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
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