Tag Archives: NATO

So much for that apology – Turkey blows the cover of Israeli spy ring in Iran

David Ignatius at The Washington Post has reported on shocking news about a massive Israeli intelligence failure, courtesy of our “friends” the Turks. It appears that last year, Turkey, under PM Erdogan’s leadership, blew the cover of an Israeli spy … Continue reading

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We want our apology back

Most Israelis greeted Netanyahu’s apology to Turkey for “operational errors” in the Mavi Marmara episode with mixed feelings to say the least. After various op-eds and articles assured us that the apology was simply in order to enable relations with … Continue reading

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Turkey caught between a rock and a hard place

An interesting article in today’s Hurriyet Daily brings to our attention a very different angle to the Israel-Iran nuclear crisis, outside of the American and other international aspects: the condundrum in which Turkey will find itself if Israel carries out … Continue reading

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Do you ever get that left-out feeling?

Israel certainly does in so many international forums, ranging from regional groupings in FIFA (soccer to the colonials amongst us) where Israel is considered in Europe as opposed to the geographically correct Asia, to the UN where Israel is similarly … Continue reading

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Turkey torpedoes Israeli participation in NATO exercise, NATO reconsiders, Turkey bashes Israel

Turkey continues to carry a grudge against Israel ever since the flotilla fiasco, and has vetoed Israeli participation in a NATO naval exercise. Turkey has torpedoed an Israeli plan to contribute an Israel Navy missile ship to a NATO mission … Continue reading

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Turkey objects to sharing NATO anti-missile radar information with Israel

Turkey is trying to play a multi-sided game with varying degrees of success. It agreed to host a NATO missile shield radar on its territory, thereby placating Western powers, and receiving in return some weaponry benefits from the West.  But … Continue reading

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