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Sunday, March 24, 2013

An apology to Prime Minister Erdogan

This apology to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan was passed around by email this morning:

An open letter to Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan
Prime Minister of Turkey

Dear Mister Prime Minister:

    On behalf of all of the people of Israel, I would like to apologize to you for the cowardice and fathomless idiocy of the Prime Minister of Israel.  As you know, this weekend Benjamin Netanyahu sent you an "apology" for Israel having defended itself against the genocidal terrorists who attacked Israeli soldiers armed only with paintguns when they boarded the terrorist "flotilla" ship that you sent out to challenge Israel's naval blockade of the Hamas enclave in Gaza.   Netanyahu spoke only for himself when he apologized to you for Israel's defending itself and its people, this two generations after the Holocaust.  He does not represent anyone at all in the country when it comes to this "apology."   No one else in the country, except for some anti-Israel radical leftists with tenure at the universities, agrees that Israel owes you an apology for defending its people.

     Actually, on behalf of all REAL Israelis, I would like to apologize to you for the fact that ONLY nine terrorists were killed by Israeli troops on the flotilla ship when Israeli soldiers were savagely attacked by Turkish and other terrorists.  I would like to apologize for the fact that Israeli did NOT torpedo and sink the terrorist ships trying to break the blockade and bring in aid to the Hamas Nazis.  I would like to apologize for the fact that Israel has a Prime Minister who is so clueless, insensitive, and divorced from Jewish history that he would consider buying a  few moments of diplomat calm with a Moslem aggressor by shaming his entire country with an "apology" to Turkey, exhibiting one of the most disgraceful acts by a Jew in all of history, and all this just hours before the Jewish holiday of national liberation, Passover.

     Beyond that, I really do think that Israel owes an apology for NOT having done much more to draw the world's attention to the illegal occupation and destruction by Turkey of the jewel of Cyprus, the city of Famagusta.  Israel sat by while Turkey conquered 40% of Cyprus and transferred tens of thousands of its own people as illegal settlers to the island.  And for that I apologize.  And since you have spent so much time in recent years denouncing Israel as an occupier, I think Israel owes an apology to the world for not helping to end the illegal Turkish occupation of the great ancient Greek capital of Constantinople, now under an illegal Saracen occupation that has continued for far too long.  It is high time that Constantinople be returned to its true heritage and its legal owners, the Greek people. It is less than a hundred years since the city, along with Smyrna and other Greek homelands, was almost liberated by the Greeks, who were only to be blocked by the Turkish military aggressors, the mass murderers of the Armenians.

    So Mister Prime Minister, as you see, I am afraid that Israelis DO owe the world quite a few apologies.

    On behalf of the non-pusillanimous citizens of Israel, I remain

Most sincerely yours,
Prof. Steven Plaut
Indeed. 

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6 Comments:

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Eliana said...

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon praised Netanyahu for his action last night and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz expressed support today.

Netanyahu is a real Israeli. Ya'alon and Gantz are real Israelis, too.

They're also real knowledgeable about how the cutting of relations with another county has many consequences, as Lt.-Gen. Gantz put it.

The Prime Minister, the Defense Minister and the IDF Chief of Staff have to live in the tough world where decisions are made with information that 6 million other Israelis don't have at their fingertips.

They have to live with the ridicule, too, when their nation may not understand why they stand together on something that many in the nation don't like.

They have to make their decisions anyway.

Let's all keep safe here in Israel and across the world during this Pesach.

Chag Sameach.

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

I'm thinking we don't know so much of what goes on and why. I get so afraid for Israel (and for us on the border in the US) and, of course, that warps what I see. The most important thing is not to be afraid. Eliana, I like your reasoning...

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Steven Plaut said...

Just a fast afterword and followup to the previous item about
Netanyahu's cowardly "apology" to Turkey.


Not only did Bibi "apologize" for Israel using force against the
genocidal Islamofascist terrorists who attacked Israeli troops, not
only did he apologize for using armed force to protect the people of
Israel, Netanyahu ALSO agreed to pay reparations to the Turkish
families of terrorists killed in the ship deck fighting when the
flotilla ship was boarded. The terrorists there attacked the IDF
troops who boarded the ship. The Turkish terrorists were killed while
attempting to murder Israeli soldiers. That is the basis for
Netanyahu offering to pay reparations. Maybe Bibi will next offer to
pay the Palestinians compensation for the damages to their Qassam
rockets that they shoot into Israel when these are shot down by
Israel's iron dome anti-missile system?


Bibi's problem is that he needs the Minister of Finance to sign any
checks for any reparations payments to the Turkish families of the
dead terrorists.


So I wanted to suggest that you drop a line to Yair Lapid, the
still untested new Minister of Finance but an Israeli claiming to be a
proud Zionist with a sense of Jewish self-respect. Urge him to
REFUSE to make any reparations payments to the families of the
terrorists. While you are at it, suggest he deduct the amount
Netanyahu offered to pay Turkey in reparations from Netanyahu's own
salary checks.


You can email Lapid at


sar@mof.gov.il


and fax him at

972-2-5825685

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Yisrael Eliezer said...

Steven Plaut, in his usual outspoken tone, expressed some truths. On the other hand, there is realpolitik involved, and if the result will be that a former ally turned enemy has now become an ally, eating crow will have proved its efficacy in this case.
Or as my wife would say, not everything that comes into your head has to come out of your mouth.
Eliana seems to have it right. (She is not a Gatoff by any chance?)

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Yisrael Eliezer said...

Steven Plaut, in his usual outspoken tone, expressed some truths.

On the other hand, there is realpolitik involved, and if the result will be that a former ally turned enemy has now become an ally, eating crow will have proved its efficacy in this case.

Or as my wife would say, not everything that comes into your head has to come out of your mouth.
Eliana seems to have it right. (She is not a Gatoff by any chance?)

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger creeper said...

I wish our pResident were half as smart as Mr. Netanyahu. Perhaps we wouldn't be unemployed and drowning in debt.

 

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