Regional realities require that Israel now swallow a bitter pill and do what is right, for the future of Israel, the region and our common interests with the United States.
The inexcusable and undiplomatic aggression was by the Turkish Government, not by Israel. Esser Agaroth got it right, not the editors of the Jerusalem Post.
expresses an apology over the deaths of a pack of thugs with iron bars and knives, who were killed in self-defense by the Israeli troops who had boarded the boat for inspection.Israel's dangerous apology will only encourage more and more terror, simple physics and history have shown this to be true. Life was so much safer in Israel before this faux "peace" began. The very early years after the 1967 Six Days War were heaven. The Arabs feared us and we could ride Arab buses and go all over Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Jordan Valley and the Golan without fear. That was peace.
U. S. President Obama believes this crap about having the restoration of Israeli-Turkish ties in his pocket.
Supposedly symbolicIsraeli President Peres thinks this crap about Israel and Turkey having 1,000 reasons to be friends.And they both seem to be wrong, because in response, Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan has been talking crap about how Israel should not expect normal ties despite Netanyahu's apology, and then there is this crap about his planning a trip to Gaza. If you cannot connect the dots on your own here, then you are delusional.
The post 1967 Six Days War peace was destroyed by the Israeli Left, which kept offering the Arabs the Land we had just liberated. When the Arabs realized that Israel didn't understand the enormity of our victory, then Syria and Egypt conspired to attack Israel from the north and south on the holiest day of the Jewish Year, Yom Kippur, in 1973.
The miracle of our 1973 victory was even greater than the one in 1967, because we were so mentally unprepared. Most Israelis firmly believed the fantasy that the Arabs would never dare attack us again after the 1967 victory. And we also believed the myth that our defense structures were impregnable. We trusted in the "might of men," the IDF and Leftist ideology, rather in G-d Almighty.
Today's belief that we must obey United States President Barack Hussein Obama, rather than standing tall and following G-d is just too déjà vu for me. I truly hope and pray that we don't have to learn the hard way.