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Not "thick", no, but a definitely not a smart move

Reader comment on item: On Second Thought … Maybe that Israeli Apology to Turkey was a Good Idea
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Submitted by Solo (Canada), Apr 7, 2013 at 12:05

David Nathanael: " The apology was a chess-move, done as a part of a series of moves on the regional and international board. Let the man with the ego-driven rhetoric imagine he has humiliated Israel. In fact Israel defused Erdogan, and made him into a whining child who seeks superficial glory not even in Turkey's best interest. We, the people of Israel, have never been "thick" about thinking that men like that will change for us or anyone else. "

I am thinking along the same lines, David. This was a calculated move taken, I believe, in recognition of the waning influence of the US in the region. But I don't think it was a smart thing to do. Far from defusing Erdogan, it adds to the propaganda mix the old "Jew Suess" element. You may remember how Goebbels used the Feuchtwanger novel to argue that Jews themselves are aware of their amoral nature. This can, and will, be used against Israel in the future. They murdered people on a ship bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza and when at long last they issued an apology for the barbarous attack they were exposed by Tayiip for the fakes they are !

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