Adherence to Anti-Israeli narrative is a sure sign of confusion
Middle East News For The Perplexed Blog: Adherence to Anti-Israeli narrative is a sure sign of confusion
Deepest cut? Et tu Israel? This biased description misses some key elements. Erdogan’s interest in interceding between Israel and Syria was to show Turkey as a diplomatic power at the expense of US prestige and Israeli security. Syria was sponsoring with Iran proxy operations against Israel in the form of rocket launches against civilians and Israel’s response was limited to Hamas. A justifiable attack on Syria during negotiations might have been bad form and Israel showed self-restraint. If fingers need to be pointed, why didn’t Erdogan blame the Syrians for the attacks or at least demand the Syrians sponsor a Hamas ceasefire?