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A bone in a dogfight

Reader comment on item: On Second Thought … Maybe that Israeli Apology to Turkey was a Good Idea

Submitted by logdon (United Kingdom), Mar 29, 2013 at 12:57

Bibi moves in mysterious ways and he, once disgracefully snubbed by an arriviste White House usurper must know the score.

For me, he should not have apologised but we have to realise that next week will bring another Hamas/Fatah/Hezbollah/Egyptian episode of Islamic deadly high drama and the week after, yet another, relegating this story to the realms of Arab/Turkish supremacist dreams.

What seems to have passed under the radar is Netanyahu's shifting of demand acceptance from Olmert's offers of most of Samaria, Judea and East Jerusalem.

None of that list of craven capitulation is now on the table and for that he's saved Israel's kosher bacon.

And again, for that he must be respected.

In fact Bibi's taqiyya may have meaning beyond the obvious.

By elevating Erdogan, surely the Clown Prince's of Arabia must be seething.

Remember, they were subject to Ottoman rule until 1918 when the Caliphate fell. They may well adopt the superficial try a little tenderness schtic but they who live by a creed established in the Seventh Century have 1400 year memories and to them 1918 is as good as yesterday.

It could be argued that Bibi has merely thrown a bone into a hundred year dog fight.

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