Wednesday, March 27, 2013

See What Happens When Israel Apologizes?

 י"ז לחודש הראשון תשע"ג

PM Erdoğan shouting
Granted, this whole chapter started long before last week's co-dependent "apology" from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. Nonetheless, several disturbing questions have arisen.

Even if YNET and the Turkish government cannot be trusted to have an accurate picture of reality (and they can't), important, albeit old and boring, information can be drawn from the following article.

My Esser Agaroth (2¢) analysis is interspersed within the article in blue italics.
YNET: Wide Gaps In Israel-Turkey Compensation Talks
Ankara, Jerusalem at odds over compensation to families of Turkish nationals killed during raid on Gaza-bound ship. Turkey wants Israel to pay $1M to each family; Israel willing to pay $100,000; joint committee to discuss issue in coming days

Israel and Turkey are in disagreement over the compensation the Jewish state is to pay to the families of the nine Turkish nationals who were killed during the IDF raid on the Gaza-bound ship in May 2010.

Israel wants to pay a total of $1 million to the families, while Turkey is demanding that each family receive $1 million.

A year ago Jerusalem and Ankara agreed that the money would not be transferred directly to the families. Rather, the money is to be transferred to a humanitarian fund headed by the Turkish government, which will distribute it.

Israel agreed to pay $100,000 to each family, while the Turks are demanding $1 million for each of the families of those killed during the commando raid on the Mavi Marmara. Israel refused, and suggested paying the same amount paid by the Turkish army to the families of its fallen soldiers – 125,000 Turkish liras, or some $70,000.
Considering these barbarous thugs anything even remotely like "fallen soldiers" is offensive. Where is the outrage?
PM Erdoğan shouting
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni discussed the compensation with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The countries agreed to set up a joint committee to deal with the compensation issue. The committee will be headed by Feridun Sinirlioglu, undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a former ambassador to Israel, as well as by Benjamin Netanyahu's National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror and Attorney Joseph Ciechanover, the prime minister's special envoy.

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said Monday that officials delegated by the two sides will work on the compensation issue. "We gave the kickstart for it today," he told reporters after a weekly cabinet meeting. He called the negotiations "a big success of Turkish foreign policy."
Translation: We've got those Israelis by the proverbial family jewels!
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan clarified on Tuesday that the normalization of diplomatic ties between Israel and Turkey will occur only if Israel implemented its side of the deal with Turkey. "We are waiting to see what will happen on the ground soon. If they (Israelis) show positive and promising steps – we will do our part as well," he said.
Translation: When the Israelis cave, then we'll thrown them a bone, a very small bone, for which they should be VERY grateful.
Erdogan said Israel had agreed to lift the embargo on Gaza. Until now Turkey demanded that the "blockade" on Gaza be removed. It is estimated that Turkey changed its wording after realizing the Israel will not lift the blockade but will agree to allow more goods into the Hamas-ruled territory.
Translation: Israel is SO desperate for acceptance and validation from non-Jewish nations that it is willing to feed its enemies wanting to annihilate us. But, it's "OK," since Turkey changed the wording of the agreement. In the collective mind of the Israeli government, perhaps it believes that with that, it will successfully keep the Jewish People numbed out and in denial about what is really happening:
1. The Israeli government is failing miserably at protecting its citizens.
2.  It thinks that getting the non-Jewish nations to like and accept us will "make everything alright," even though that strategy has failed in the long run in each and every generation since the expulsion from Spain in 1492, in not earlier than that.


3. The Israeli government doesn't care about its own people.


4. The Israeli government is actively trying to destroy itself.
Take your pick.
Erdogan said Tuesday that his government had rejected several Israeli proposals for reconciliation before the two countries agreed to normalize their relations.

According to Erdogan, Turkey insisted on three major conditions for the improvement of relations with Israel that included the use of the word "apology," Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper reported.

In a meeting with fellow party members Erdogan said, "We constantly gave them three conditions. An apology. They wanted to express sorrow, but we said no. We wanted the word apology.”
Translation: An apology indicates an acknowledgement of full responsibility; whereas, an expression of sorrow does not.
The Turkish prime minister claimed that Israeli officials had agreed to pay compensation to the Marmara victims' families but were reluctant to meet Ankara's two other demands: an apology and an end of the Gaza blockade. "“They said, ‘Isn’t it enough if we pay?’ We said no,” Erdogan told party members.
Translation: The Turkish want to make Israel look bad by suggesting that it believes that money will fix everything.

Mr. Netanyahu, would you please remember this rule of thumb from now on?

Give them a penny, and they'll take a pound, million dollars worth.

Oh, yeah, and why ARE you bothering with a country which, any day now, is going to fall into the hands of Islamic fundamentalists anyway?

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