The comments weren’t even supposed to be directed at Israel.
In a speech at the UN Alliance of Civilizations meeting, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the international community to speak out against Islamophobia, terming it a “crime against humanity” and likening it to “Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism.”
The mention is Zionism in passing was enough to spark a livid reaction from Israeli officials, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemning it as a “libelous” comment, and other Likud officials dubbing it “anti-semitic.”
Demands for apology were quick to follow, with Israeli officials and European Jewish leaders suggested the comments had something to do with the Armenian genocide, seemingly brought up only to get a rise out of Turkey.
All of this falderal over a single comment reflects the ongoing tension in what was once Israel’s strongest regional alliance, which has remained in ruins since the 2010 attack on the Mavi Marmara, with Israel’s government still split years later on whether or not to apologize for killing Turkish aid workers on board the aid ship.
8 thoughts on “Turkish PM Sparks Israeli Fury With UN Comments”
Zionism is a smokescreen, a thing that blinds the mind by burning the emotions. For Zionism is the excuse to terrorize the Middle-East into trading oil for Western war materials.
Western wars, thousands and thousands of years of Western invasions and wars just to satisfy the greed of the Western world.
I hate Erdogan for his stand on "Syria rape", I love him for his stand against Zionist Israhell…..peter czech
Smoke and mirrors.
Look at their military cooperation and towards Israel's access to NATO.
thats because he is a sunni (hates iran and shia) muslim (supports the palestinians)
Yes, its sad….p.cz.
Erdogan is smarter than I once thought. He's playing to the future Middle East leaders. The hatred
toward israel and the U.S is unbelivably over the top, especially with the youth of all Arab countries.
I say go for it. He's a smart "politician" and closely aligned with the Muslim BrotherHood. Change is coming and coming FAST! Zionism is so racist and so Middle Ages. It stands for land stealing,
revenge, retribution and HATRED. It has no place in the 21st century.
The man is saying it as it is and who the hell the zionist think they are living on stolen land murdering/starving them just as what the yankees did to the native american Indians.
Israel should do to the Palestinians exactly the same thing Andrew Jackson did to the Cherokee.
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