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Parliamentarian Sends 'Apology' to Turkey
by Maayana Miskin
In wake of renewed Turkish demands that Israel apologize for the deaths of nine pro-terror activists killed in a maritime clash with the IDF, MK Danny Danon of Likud offered his own “apology” in a letter he read aloud in the Knesset Tuesday.
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Originally posted by JohhnyBGood
With your permission, one more apology is necessary, for Israel's decision to release the dangerous terror supporters who were on the ship and not put them on trial for attempted murder, and even to pay for their tickets home.
And finally, please accept our full and heartfelt apology, for not asking the United Nations to censure Turkey, and for not demanding an investigation into the connection between the IHH terrorist organization, your party and you, Mr. Erdogan. www.israelnationalnews.com...
Quite right - though Israel made a big mistake treating these people as 'peacefull activivsts' - they should have disabled the ship and left it drifting in international waters.
A COUP IN TURKEY BEFORE ANY ATTACK ON IRAN?
Turkey’s government is friendly with Iran and has fallen out with Israel. On 1 August 2010, Turkey’s Supreme Military Council held the second day of its annual meeting to discuss promotions and dismissals of officers in the armed forces. And, this Turkish Military Council seeks the promotion of coup suspects The military wants to promote 11 generals who have been charged with plotting to bring down the government. Reportedly, Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a cancellation of the promotions for the 11 generals. But he lacks the power to cancel appointments wanted by the generals. Abdullah Gul, the president, does have that power because Military Council decisions become law only after being signed by the president. In the past, no president has dared veto the military’s plans. Reportedly, Gul has asked the military not to go ahead with the promotions, hinting that he would not sign the Yas documents if the 11 generals were promoted. A Turkish court recently issued arrest warrants for the 11 generals and 91 other serving and retired officers, with dozens of generals among them. They are to stand trial in December 2010 for their suspected participation in a plan, code-named Sledgehammer. Allegedly, Sledgehammer was hatched in 2003 and called for a coup against the government of Mr Erdogan. According to the prosecution, the plotters planned to bomb a mosque in Istanbul and to provoke tensions with Greece in an effort to cause unrest and prepare the ground for a military coup. Only one of the 102 suspects has been arrested so far. The others have appealed against their arrest warrants. Some officers, including retired high-ranking generals, are standing trial as suspected members of Ergenekon, a fascist group with links to the CIA and Mossad. Constitutional amendments designed to curb the generals’ political influence will be put to a referendum in September 2010. The government is struggling to deal with a fresh wave of attacks by Kurdish rebels, who are said to be backed by Ergenekon, the CIA and Mossad.
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by DutchBigBoy
LOL awesome... Spot on in all areas. Israel did offer compensation to the Turkish Government as well as 100k to each of the familes of the 9 killed.
The floatilla met criteria under international law for the IDf Navy to send the ships to the bottom of the med the moment they announced their destination.
That apology letter was absolutely right on. Good for him. That ship acted just like Rachel Corrie, the woman who stepped in front of an IDF bulldozer and thought it would actually stop. She earned a well deserved Darwin Award for that stunt.
Both requests were denied by premier Benyamin Netanyahu. Danny Danon explained that by giving compensation would be like surrendering to terrorism and give future terrorists more motivation.
The Asia solidarity convoy heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies arrived in in Turkey on Friday after it left Iran on its way to deliver humanitarian supplies to the besieged coastal region. Thousands greeted the activists and chanted in support of Palestine.
Representative of the Turkish Relief Society (IHH), Salah Ed Deen Auzer, stated in a press release issued by convoy that the convoy, organized by Asian countries, will be heading to Gaza to break the illegal Israeli siege to deliver humanitarian supplies.
He thanked the participants and all individuals and groups that donated to the campaign.
“We want an end to injustice practices by the Zionists”, he stated, “All illegal practices must end, solidarity ships will not stop until the siege in lifted”.
The IHH will be sending, on Saturday morning, a solidarity convoy carrying more than 150 members from 22 countries around the world.
The Asian Convoy left Delhi on December 2nd passing through Pakistan and Iran, and is expected to pass through Syria on its way to Al Arish Egyptian Port before heading to Gaza on December 27 as convoy members plan to enter Gaza on the eve of second anniversary of the war on Gaza.
1419 Palestinians, most of them civilians, including children and elderly, were killed during the war and approximately 4000 were wounded. The army bombarded homes, medical facilities, education facilities, UNRWA facilities and schools.
Turkey is engaged in a cultural/linguistic (and military) war against its large Kurdish minority population big style murdering tens of thousands .
Turkey gives the Germans a run for their money when practising Genocide. I saw the details while in Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter of the plans and camps and transports during Turkeys attempts to rid itself of its Armenian population. Absolutely sick and they killed them by the million just like the Nazis
Now the (same) regime acts like annoyed because some of its citizens tried to enter a foreign zone when they knew they were taking the piss and aiming at entering a closed military zone