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Netanyahu's excuse

Reader comment on item: An Israeli Apology to Turkey
in response to reader comment: Who or what pushed Bibi?

Submitted by sara (United States), Mar 24, 2013 at 20:46

Rita, perhaps you saw today that Netanyahu explained that his reasoning was a strategic move to join with Turkey given the Syrian instability. In fact there are attacks now on Israeli borders and Turkey has similar provocations so apparently he thought it best they work together.

See:

Netanyahu: Syrian chaos necessitated my apology to Turkey

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-syria-major-factor-in-turkey-normalization-decision/

That said, I am still uncomfortable that Obama is seen as being so influential over Israel and Netanyahu, which is hard to believe. But perhaps that is part of Netanyahu's goal.

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