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Goodbye Ankara

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Submitted by Nelson D'Silva (India), Sep 2, 2011 at 20:58

I always wonder why Israel counts in its list of friends nations whose friendship is suspect. There is no doubt that under secular regimes Turkey did turn out to be a friendly nation. Over the past decade it was becoming obvious that the people of Turkey were sliding towards Islamism, consequently voting to power fundamentalists of that religion. Yet, Israel seems to have continued the sale of sophisticated military hardware to, and the sharing of intelligence with Turkey. We would all like to see a return to normalcy of that relationship but, under the present circumstances and projections for the future of conditions in the Islamic world, there just doesn't seem to be any promise.

To expect NATO to expel Turkey for its increasingly belligerent attitude towards a friend and ally of that organization would be wishful thinking, especially when it is clear that an Islamization of Europe and the US is steadily gathering momentum. Moreover, except for a few who are deliberately labeled as fundamentalist Christians by the leftest media, most Europeans, Arabs and Asians belonging to the Christian and Muslim faith harbor animosity toward the Jewish State.

Hence, Israel needs to reconsider where and to whom its generosity and kindness is directed. There is great danger in overlooking political trends and misdirected religious tendencies that may initially be discountenance by an intelligence service, but become very visible in the mass media. However much Israel and the diaspora Jews may wish to be accepted as equals by the world at large the fact still remains that they are viewed as different. A people chosen by the very Entity that has absolute power to create and determine the fate of any people and person. This arouses jealousy of a magnitude that encourages even siblings to gang up to kill the favored.

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