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What motivates Turkey’s persistent belligerence towards Israel?

Turkey has filed charges against four senior IDF officers for the deaths of the Turkish citizens during the Mavi Marmara fiasco. This in itself would be understandable if not logical considering that the UN Palmer Report exonerated Israel. However the … Continue reading

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Turkey amps up the hostility

Having thrown the mother of all diplomatic temper tantrums, and not content with expelling Israel’s ambassador, Turkey today detained Israeli travellers on arrival in Istanbul. About 40 Israeli passengers on board a Turkish Airlines flight from Tel Aviv to Istanbul … Continue reading

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Turkey’s temper tantrum

In the wake of the Palmer report which largely exonerated Israel during the Mavi Marmara flotilla fiasco, Turkey has erupted in a giant temper tantrum and in a fit of pique expelled the Israeli Ambassador. The Turks didn’t quite get … Continue reading

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UN Palmer Report on fatal flotilla exonerates Israel. Turkey furious

This being the UN, it couldn’t bring itself to completely exonerate Israel otherwise heads would explode, and that makes a mess on the carpet. (See UPDATE on Turkey’s reaction at the end of this post. That being so, this is … Continue reading

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