Saturday, January 16, 2010
Israel embarrasses Turkish ambassador, but it could have been worse
Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, following in the racist practices of his boss Avigdor Lieberman, used his usual style of ridicule and shame to embarrass the Ambassador of Turkey, a nation that has been a close military ally of Israels, the only in the region.
Turkey responded by withdrawing their ambassador, protesting Israel's brutal treatment of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip -- their first strong protest about the carnage in Gaza in over a year, and questioned Israel's policies towards non-Jews.
Lierbeman refused to apologize but moderate elements in the Israeli Government recognized the mistake and immediately flew to Turkey to apologize. But the damn is broken by the damned. And it won't be fixed too soon.
Maybe Avigdor Lieberman is a good thing after all.
-- Ray Hanania