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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Turkey has a different idea

Israel has said all along it was willing to pay compensation to the families of the nine terrorists who died aboard the Mavi Marmara. Israel is offering $100,000 per family, which is a generous offer given the circumstances under which they died.

The Turkish government wants Israel to pay $1 million per family, and I have the feeling that if Israel offered to pay $1 million per family, the Turks would want $10 million per family.

It seems to me that if Israel and Turkey are ever to have civil relations, Mr. Hussein Obama is going to have to have a heart-to-heart talk with his Best Friend Forever, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, rather than continuing to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

And there's more....
Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni is mediating the compensation talks between Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Israel. She has spoken to Davutoglu over the past few days and the two countries have agreed to set up a joint committee to discuss the amount of compensation to be paid.
Technical teams that will discuss this issue – the Israeli team led by Joseph Ciechanover and the Turkish one by Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu, a former ambassador to Israel – are expected to begin meetings this week. In past negotiations between the two countries over the compensation issue, the idea was for Israel to pay directly into a Turkish fund set up for the families, and not to the families individually.
On Tuesday, Erdogan told the Turkish parliament that now that relations with Israel were on the mend, Ankara is going to become more involved in "solving the Palestinian question and thus bringing about a new equation."
What could go wrong?

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At 6:17 PM, Blogger Neshama said...

Is Assad Dead? There are rumors, but no confirmation yet.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Israel should agree to a million a head AS LONG as they indict Erdogan as a genocidal war criminal and demand his arrest and trial.


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