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Bibi didn’t jump high enough for the Turks

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 10:01am 4/7/2013 at 10:01am

John Kerry tagged team with Obama to extract a humiliating apology from Israel over the deaths of Turks who violently attacked Israeli soldiers lawfully boarding a ship breaking the lawful Gaza military blockade.

The Turks and others in the Muslim world took the apology as a sign of Israeli we...

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Turkish PM: Thanks for the apology Bibi, but not good enough

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2:45pm 3/23/2013 at 2:45pm

Obama’s only diplomatic achievement in the Middle East has been to make Bibi Netanyahu bow down apologize to the anti-Israeli Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, as reported here yesterday, How do you say “Apologize For What?!” in Hebrew?

Knowing the insane anti-Israeli venom we have seen from Erdogan in the past, it...

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How do you say “Apologize For What?!” in Hebrew?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 22, 2013 at 3:52pm 3/22/2013 at 3:52pm

What he said, Liberman calls Turkey apology a ‘serious mistake’:

Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for his decision to apologize to his Turkish counterpart for the “operational errors” made by Israel during the 2010 raid on the Turkish Gaza-bound ship Mavi Marmara.

“Israel’s apology for the...

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Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a Crime Against Sanity

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 7:24pm 2/28/2013 at 7:24pm

I have been sounding the warning siren about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for years.

His mask of moderation has been slipping steadily, if it ever was there.

He has engaged in repeated rants against Israel, and now he has gone the full distance reviving the vile and rebuked Zionism is Racism...

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Turkish Prime Minister drops what little is left of his moderate mask

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 4:30pm 2/3/2013 at 4:30pm

Just yesterday I pointed out that the Turkish gov’t again proves how far it has slipped, after its Foreign Minister again lashed out at Israel in overtly religious terms

Don’t blame the Foreign Minister, the anti-Israel rhetoric emanates from the top, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, someone we have covered many times here:

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Turkish gov’t again proves how far it has slipped

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 12:26pm 2/2/2013 at 12:26pm

We don’t know what or why Israel carried out a secretive bombing mission in Syria earlier this week.

Speculation runs from hitting advanced anti-aircraft missiles on their way to Hezbollah, to a biological or chemicals weapons institute, to other unnamed but sufficiently important targets.

One thing we do know is that Turkey is...

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Turkish Foreign Minister salutes “all those martyrs who were killed for the holy territories”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9:07am 11/30/2012 at 9:07am

Yesterday was other-worldly, watching the sick march of hypocrisy on display at the U.N. for the vote in the General Assembly to grant “Palestine” nonmember state status.

Of course, “Palestine” already declared independence in 1988 and that declaration was recognized by almost all of the 138 countries that voted “yes” yesterday.

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Something seems to have changed in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:30pm 6/27/2012 at 1:30pm

There seems to be a change in Syria, a worsening of the situation for Assad. I can’t tell if this is the turning point, a turning point, or just a bump in Assad’s road to staying in power with the military help of Iran, Hezbollah and Russia.

But there seems to be...

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More tick tock in Syria

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 5:09pm 11/27/2011 at 5:09pm

Like I said Friday, the fuse has been lit.  I think it’s too late for Assad to put it out without a major blow up.

Now the Arab League, in an unprecedented move, has imposed economic sanctions on Syria, including travel bans on senior officials and other measures which will make it...

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More Turkish threats

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 9:24am 9/21/2011 at 9:24am

It’s all about the natural gas and Erdogan’s ego:

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described offshore gas drilling by estranged ally Israel and Cyprus as “madness” on Wednesday, raising the stakes in a confrontation over potentially huge deposits in the eastern Mediterranean….

“The Greek Cypriot administration and Israel are engaging in oil  exploration...

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Dangerous Turkey

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2011 at 10:45am 9/16/2011 at 10:45am

Turkish Prime Minsister Erdogan’s agitation show no signs of letting up.

He’s back to threats of military confrontation with Israel:

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Israel could not do whatever it wanted in...

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Turkish cyberwar on Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 11, 2011 at 3:34pm 9/11/2011 at 3:34pm

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, having threated to have warships escort ships seeking to break the Gaza blockade, has walked back those comments, claiming he was taken out...

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The Arab Spring bubble has burst “unexpectedly”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:34am 9/10/2011 at 11:34am

What is going on in Egypt was all foreseeable to those of us who did not harbor the romantic view of the Arab Spring, which in many places was just a venting of anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel which had been suppressed by dictatorial rulers.  Just ask Lara Logan, who was sexually abused in...

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PM Erdogan: Turkish warships to help break Gaza blockade

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 3:46pm 9/8/2011 at 3:46pm

I wasn’t sure Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan really would follow through on threats of a military confrontation with Israel over the Gaza blockade, but the recent U.N. panel decision upholding the legality of the blockade over Turkish protests seems to have sent Erdogan off the rails.

Turkey just announced that...

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Turkey can’t handle the truth

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 2, 2011 at 8:07am 9/2/2011 at 8:07am

I posted yesterday about a U.N. report finding that Israel’s sea blockade of Gaza is legal under international law, that Israel had a right to board and search...

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U.N. Report says Gaza blockade legal and Israel faced “organized and violent resistance” by flotilla

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 2:56pm 9/1/2011 at 2:56pm

I have posted about this U.N. report before, and Turkey’s attempts to prevent its release or at least modify the findings.

Considering that this is a U.N. report, and the U.N. almost never is fair to Israel, the findings are astounding.  As reported by The NY Times:

A United Nations review has found...

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Turkey slide

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 8:00am 8/4/2011 at 8:00am

Among the stories I neglected because of the focus on the debt ceiling debate is the continuing slide of Turkey, once a secular pro-Western country which also maintained good relations with Israel.

As I have noted since January 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been slowly destroying Turkey’s secular foundation,...

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