On Netanyahu: Advice for President Obama

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Dear mr. President, are you hacked off when it comes to Netanyahus stubbornness?

So, after your re-election, you might act according to what former Israeli Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Shlomo Ben-Ami, described:

Israelis applaud their leaders when they confront the Arabs or snub the Europeans, never when they so irresponsibly defy Israel’s major, and at times only, ally the United States.

Bush (sen.) and Baker made it clear to the Israeli public that if they wanted the loan guarantees, they needed to change their Prime Minister.

And that was it with Arab-hater and Westbank-lover Yitzhak Shamir, who dared to play tricks on George H.W. Bush and his Secretary of State James Baker. Former Secretary of State James Baker, III, UN...

High time for a moderate to lead Israel. Don’t you think so, mr. President?

– Schlesinger

Cit.: Shlomo Ben-Ami, Scars of War, Wounds of Peace, p. 199f.

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 We Turks welcomed the Jews escaping from the Inquisition in Spain in 1492. Our diplomats risked their lives to save European Jews from the Nazis. The Ottoman Empire and Turkey have traditionally been hospitable to Jews for centuries. That said, we can no longer tolerate the brutal policies of the current Israeli government, especially if they cost the lives of our citizens. Neither Turks’ nor the international community’s consciences can continue to carry the burden of the Netanyahu government’s irresponsible policies.

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(Stellvertretender Ausschussvorsitzender für Auswärtiges im türkischen Parlament. Zur gewaltsamen Aufbringung der Gaza-Hilfsflotte durch eine israelische Kommandoeinheit am 31.05.2010, die mehrere Tote und zahlreiche Verletzte mit sich gebracht hat.)

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