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It's all tactical

Reader comment on item: Normalizing relations with Israel up to Erdogan
in response to reader comment: Israel's wooing of Turkey is as silly as America's wooing of Iran

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 21, 2015 at 14:46

Hi, Anon. You said,

"Netanyahu rival and former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that "normalization with Turkey would be viewed negatively by #Russia, #Greece & #Cyprus.""

"I doubt anything good could possibly come out of chasing after Turkey and from viewing an agreement as leading to bigger and better things in the future. Turkey's course is set. I worry that Israel will damage its relations with Greece, Cyprus and Russia in a vain and misguided attempt to build bridges with Erdogan's Turkey. Turkey's demands should be firmly rejected. Moreover, I doubt Israel can count on any diplomatic promises Turkey might make."

I agree to all of the above. Israel should not be seen as "chasing after" Turkey; and despite propaganda from this person or that, I think all those you mentioned above, namely, Greece, Cyprus and Russia, realize that Israel isn't "chasing after" anyone. This is just Jews, making a deal; and nobody, including the Turks, expects it to last more than a few years.

Israel has one long-term goal, only one -- survival as a Jewish state in the Land of Zion. Everything else is just tactics, in a quickly changing environment.

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