02 Apr Netanyahu’s Apology and Erdogan’s Hypocrisy
Most are aware by now that through the pressure of US President Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu recently apologized to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan for the deaths of nine Muslims who were killed after they violently attacked (and stabbed) several Israeli soldiers as they boarded the Mavi Maramara flotilla. When I heard that Netanyahu had apologized, I was both saddened and disappointed. Yet once more, Israel had taken the high road. Israel had made the concessions, and those on the other side used the opportunity to gloat and revel in their “victory” while belittling Israel. The Obama-Erdogan axis had won, and truth and justice had been cast to the ground.
It needs to be recalled that the men who died, had only hours before, been chanting racist and genocidal slogans, calling for the massacre of all Jews. These are Islamic chants every bit as vile and wicked as anything heard during the Nazi era. The videos were widely reported upon in the days after the incident, but today most seem determined to brush their memory under the rug. Afterall, these so-called “peace activists” were chanting “Khaibar, Khaibar, ya Yahud, Jaish Muhammad sa ya’ud!” Translated this means, “Remember Khaibar, oh Jews, the Army of Muhammad will return!” Khaibar was the village where Muhammad and his Muslim followers massacred an entire village of Jews. So here was a group chanting genocidal slogans, calling for the slaughter of Jews, (not just Israelis mind you) after purposefully and knowingly breaking the law, violently attacked those (Jews) who were enforcing it, and as a result they died in the process. Remind me again why anyone with even the slightest sense of justice would dictate that Israel should apologize. It would seem to me that it is the Turkish government that supported the flotilla that owes Israel an apology. But now that Netanyahu has humbled himself, Erdogan is using the opportunity to further humiliate and shame Israel and flaunt his exalted status. It is truly shameful.
Below is the video of the Muslim “peace-activists” supported by the Turkish government:
And a good article from Al-Monitor discussing Erdogan’s hypocritical response to Netanyahu’s apology. Read the full story at Al-Monitor