Obama Administration Sides With Hamas – Tells Israel to Apologize to Turkey or Else …Update: Netanyahu Says He Won’t Apologize

This was the winning photo of the year in Turkey last year – a battered and bloody Israeli soldier aboard the Mavi Marmara.

(Haberdar)

Nine people were killed onboard the Gaza-bound Turkish ship after IDF troops who raided it encountered violent resistance by “peace activists” armed with an assortment of weapons. The “peace activists” threw stun grenades and beat the Israeli soldiers with pipes and chains.

Now, Obama is reportedly threatening Israel to apologize to Turkey for the attack or else.
Israel Today reported, via Free Republic:

Israel’s largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, reported on Wednesday that the Obama Administration is threatening Israel to either apologize to Turkey over its bloody interception of a Gaza aid flotilla last year, or risk strained ties with Washington.

Israeli diplomats in Washington told the newspaper that they had received a communique from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisting that the rift between Israel and Turkey was harming American interests in the region, such as affecting regime change in neighboring Syria.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan demands that Israel publicly apologize for intercepting a May 2010 “humanitarian aid” flotilla that tried to break Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip. The flotilla had set sail from Turkey, and nine Turkish nationals were killed when they and others aboard the largest ship, the Mavi Marmara, attacked the Israeli boarding party.

Erdogan called the operation an act of piracy. And even though Washington and other Western powers agree with Israel that the Gaza blockade is legal and legitimate, the Obama Administration has decided that it is more politically expedient to simply have Israel meet Erdogan’s unreasonable demands (as if that won’t have any long-term negative consequences).

Nearly two-thirds of Israelis were upset with Obama’s response to the Gaza terror flotilla.

UPDATE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Hillary Clinton today that he won’t apologize.
The J Post reported, via Orbusmax:

Israel will stick to its refusal to apologize to Turkey for killing nine of its citizens aboard a Gaza-bound ship, an official said on Wednesday, dampening any prospects for reconciliation between the former allies.

The decision, which the official said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu conveyed to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a telephone call, was made days before the publication of the findings of a UN inquiry into the seizure of the Mavi Marmara last year.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak, a centrist in Netanyahu’s conservative coalition government, has since stirred debate inside the cabinet by proposing Israel offer a diluted apology in hope of restoring ties with what was once a rare Muslim ally of the Jewish state.

“We’re firm on not apologizing,” the official said.

Asked if Israel might change tack after the Palmer report’s publication, the official said: “Why would we do that? We know the report supports our position.”

The Turkish embassy had no immediate comment.

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  • #1AMERICAN

    hey odumbass when you apologize for breathing my air…maybe then we will listen…biggest POS mooslime

  • Stuart

    Apologize or risk strained ties with Washington!?… What, is the admiistration implying that relations aren’t already strained? Who is trying to kid who?

  • waicool

    Obama has already strained the relationship, what’s new?

  • The Tonester

    Yet Obama enjoys support from jews. WTF!

  • Redwine

    For now, Netanyahu is rejecting the idea of an “apology” for the Turkish terrorists who attempted to murder Israeli soldiers). http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2011/08/netanyahu-tells-clinton-israel-wont.html#links

    With liberal worms like Defense Minister Ehud Barak laying on the pressure, I’m not sure that Bibi won’t cave.

  • donh

    Obama is stumbling badly….Very poor timing calling for a big apology right after Rick Perry had this soundbite all over the news… http://youtu.be/VNM1EBoDEtU

  • Valerie

    ???? This makes no sense, unless Turkey participated in the shut-down of the latest Gaza flotilla display, along with Greece.

  • StrangernFiction
  • saveus

    obama to any lover of freedom

    drop dead

  • BarryOBO

    Headline I’d love to see…..

    ‘Israel finally tells Obama to F**k Off’

  • RKflorida

    Ah! Another picture of the “Good” Muslims that Farrakhan was bragging about. I see they are acting like they always do.

  • BarryOBO

    The Tonester commented:

    Yet Obama enjoys support from jews. WTF!


    And the Blacks support for him is just as high as it was in 2008 even though he’s actually made life worse for them…Some things we’ll just never figure out.

  • Francesca

    Or else? OR ELSE? Who do these people think they are? Or else WHAT?

    Despicable.

  • vamoose

    “…or risk strained ties with Washington.”

    Wouldn’t that represent an improvement over current ties with Washington?

  • lol

    jews wake up before 2012 he is no friend of ours. this administration bashes israel every chance they get. they try to make israel look bad, but in truth they only make themselves look bad for bashing the only true democracy in the middle east. 2012 can’t get here soon enough.

  • big L

    The answer is “or else”. Israel should tell the USAF to stay away from Israel or be shot down.
    Anyway the whole thing is that this is a distraction as is the bus tour and all the Obama speeches.
    We have to focus onthe US senate races right now. We haveto get the 6 or 7 to block, just as the Donks are doing. We needto work on the future to get the 17 to over turn a veto of Obama on a lot of legislation during the next term.
    These Senate races are never mentioned in the press, No one talks of them at all. That is why I know they a re crucila to America’s survival and We The People’s future…
    Foget Obama and the rest– the senate is the thing, the whole enchilada.

  • Nick

    I thought Obama did not like to be seen as “meddling in other countries’ affairs”

  • #1AMERICAN

    BarryOBO commented:

    Headline I’d love to see…..

    ‘Israel finally tells Obama to F**k Off’
    ————————
    or Israel finally takes Odumbass OUT

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Sure. And when will Turkey apologize for the Armenian Genocide?

  • StrangernFiction

    MCCASLIN: Will you be supporting Barack Obama in 2012 or are you going to be putting your money on a Republican candidate?

    LIEBERMAN: Well I haven’t decided and I’m just waiting to see who the Republican candidate is and what President Obama’s positions are at that point, so I got a little time as an independent not to feel rushed, because this is an important position. And I’m only one person but for every one of us who we support next year is going to say a lot about how our kids and grandkids are going to grow up in America, so I’m watching.

    It’s going to say a lot about what happens to the children in Israel too Joe. That is, if Barky doesn’t get his wish before then.

    But I’m sure the author of “The Gift of Rest: Rediscovering the Beauty of the Sabbath”
    will come to his senses soon and call out the DOTUS accordingly.

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  • Vixen

    And Israel should tell Obummer, “How’s about a nice hot cup of STHU?”

  • mg4us

    I agree that Israel should apologize. . apologize for not sinking the ship and all aboard!

    Next time, shoot first (just blow them out of the water) and ask questions later.

  • chris

    One of the previous comments noted Lieberman’s interview and pointed refusal to endorse DumBHO.

    This story makes it clear why. Lieberman had the story and is sending a warning shot – it may take one less caucus vote to take back the Senate and it will give at least 5% to 10% of Jewish voters/financial backers a reason to jump off the Misery Express rather than be thrown under it

  • big L

    Lieberman will voter for Obama I bet. Obama gets the support of the Jewish voters,Most don’t care about Isarel.Lieberman has an ACA rating of 8; only Kerry is less.Lieberman causcuses with the donks.

  • SeniorD

    Let’s see here, the Lame Duck Walking Puppet President always expresses support for Muslims at the expense of the Jewish Nation of Israel. He is the son of a Muslim Kenyan. He spent his formative years in Muslim Indonesia. He spent 20 years listening to a Black Liberationist/Communist Preacher.

    What can Thinking Adults conclude?

    1. Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, sends messages of support and encouragement to Muslims in the Middle East, hates Jews (and Americans in general) and simply doesn’t care what we think about it.

    2. Barack Hussein Obama is working real hard for a Muslim invasion of Israel

    3. Barack Hussein Obama will take money from American Jews to promote his Socialist agitprop.

    4. Thinking Adults are ashamed of Barack Hussein Obama.

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  • serfer62

    Boy this is gonna cost him Jewish votes…one in NJ, and maybe two in Ohio. There’s a forth wavering but still undecided in CA.

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  • L.E. Liesner

    Obama, Hillary and this administration has done irreparable damage to the American interests in the Middle East. This country is not respected anywhere in the world today and he cannot blame G.W. Bush for that.

  • of course Obama going to side with his brothers, what would you expect him to do?

  • You would think someone in this adminastation would remind odummie about his sinking poll numbers this isn’t going to help.

  • squeaky

    are leftists suicidal or what? looking for the social activists event of the year to fill their resume while other members on board are more interested in martydom. when you’re more valuable to them dead.
    http://gazaflotilla101.com/2011/06/14/flotilla-participants-prepare-for-martyrdom/

  • idaho2run

    I hope the Israelis tell the obama pack of morons to have a nice cup of STFU.
    Obama and his America-hating cronies are not friends to Israel.

  • Radegunda

    Barack Obama: Go to hell, where you came from. And don’t come back.

  • Hobbitually conservative

    The American people have a strained relationship with Washington, why should Israel be any different?

    Obama should apologize to Turkey for Israel he’ so damn good at it.

  • Freddy

    Obama sat in the church of a hatefull anti-semite that preached the hatred of Jews to the entire Obama family for 20 years.

    Why would anyone be surprised to find Obama hates Jews too?

    Can someone tell me why ABC, CBS, NBC, and others decided that sitting in that cesspool of hatred and bigotry for 20 years simply did not matter?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Israel’s largest daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, reported on Wednesday that the Obama Administration is threatening Israel to either apologize to Turkey over its bloody interception of a Gaza aid flotilla last year, or risk strained ties with Washington.

    Message to the Israelis: Ignore him. He’ll be toast after November of next year.

  • jerrylud

    american jews confuse me odumbo and clinton and good ol jimmy carter are all anti jew but yet the jews jere vote for them

  • TC

    You know whats funny? Eventhough Israel is dependent on the US for weaponry, $2B of aid each year and intelligence, you lot are still ungrateful enough to say “LET THEM BE STRAINED” and putting down the US government. I HOPE that Israel does say that to the US. I would love nothing better than stopping my tax money going to the Israeli government hell bent on killing civilians.

  • Joanne

    Israel should ask Obama, “Apologize for what.” “For defending ourselves?”

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …the Israeli government hell bent on killing civilians.

    What’s next, you going to tell us that Israelis make their Matzoh using the blood of Arabs?

  • Missy8s

    Go Bibi Go!!!

    Nuke the bastards if you have to but don’t ever give in to the terrorists!!!

  • noway

    so what is barky going to threaten? he won’t speak to netanyahu again? i don’t think bibi cares. he will fly drones over israel? shot down! he’ll shake the fist of our mighty military? let’s see threatend their pensions today? won’t happen!

    one term president crawling!

  • noway

    btw the highest military man is visiting israel to further their growing relationship. i don’t think israel is waiting around for further insults from barky.

  • noway

    from china

  • lol

    netanyahu knows that the “wons” days in office are numbered. he is a pro compared to the amateur hour we have currently running the country. good for him for standing firm and not apologizing. hopefully he knows the vast majority of americans support israel.

  • bg

    ++

    look at their faces, *they are ecstatic with joy as
    they torture a Jew and praise allah.. God help US..

    [*video #3 On THe Trail Of A Terrorist]

    ==

  • Andreas K.

    If there’s something to apologize about, then it’s to the families of the soldiers who almost got killed. Due to rampant political correctness Israel risked the lives of these men instead of simply blowing this fascist invasion fleet out of the water.

    Sink the Bismarck! I mean… the Mavi Marmara.

  • Taqiyyotomist
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  • two slap-downs in one day one from Perry and now Bibi.

  • ar05075

    Good for you BiBi. !!!!!

    Screw U Butkrack. !!!!

    U2 Hitlery. !!!!!

  • Bill

    OBAMA AND THE ADMINISTRATION CAN KISS MY ASS. ISRAEL DOES NOT NEED TO APOLOGIZE TO TURKEY. OBAMA FAIL TO REALIZE IF HE THREATENS ISRAEL HE IS THREATENING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO OBAMA NEEDS TO HEED WHAT HE SAYS. HE JUST NEEDS TO SHUT HIS TRAP PERIOD. OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT SPEAK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  • SeniorD

    Binyamin Netanyahu, showing once again he has more strength, devotion to country and courage in his left little toe than the entire Obama regime, says he won’t apologize.

    Thinking American Adults, showing yet again our disdain for the Lame Duck Walking (aka Socialist Trojan Horse) by siding with Israel.

  • Bill

    IF YOUR A AMERICAN GIVE OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION THE MIDDLE FINGER AND TELL THEM TO GO F_CK OFF

  • “risk strained ties with Washington” He’s even out of touch with his own policy, cause it’s already STRAINED! *&#% Obama!

  • saveus

    obama ‘s buddies kalidii and ayers were involved in the flotilla and obama always sides with his terrorist buddies and against the interest of the USA, our allies and freedom

  • Valerie

    #40 August 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    TC commented:

    TC, if you were really interested in withdrawing US money from people interested in killing civilians, you would choose another target, for example, the miserable blasphemers who signed on to this pile of steaming excrement. Read it, I dare you.

    http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/hamas.asp

  • There is no immediate response from the Turkish Embassy because the entire flotilla was in blatent violation of international maritime law. Amongst a hundred other nations with coastlines who also require this, Turkey needs to maintain that right to board any ship entering Turkish waters. They do not have a LEGITIMATE legal leg to stand on.

    The Obama Administration is wrecking US credibility internationally in order to further Left political goals. Hillary as Secretary of State SHOULD be advising NOT to do this, instead, she’s helping it along – just pointing out she’s 100% on board, lest she tries to whimper later on otherwise. The US demands the SAME right to board as Israel, yet here we are the USA suddenly going all illegal on everyone to hurt Israel.

    EVeryone in the world except the blind deaf and dumb Leftist tools KNOWS Gaza gets everything it NEEDS in abundance, every day, through the United Nations distribution centers.
    including solid gold jewelry, televisons, top of the line, whatever they want that – can’t be used as a bomb or to shoot someone. How AWFUL is that?

    Gaza is exactly what the Democrats want to do in every major US city. No weapons in the hands of civilians. PLUS! Lots of fruits and vegetables and lean meats, like chicken and lamb, no fatty pork or baaad alcohol (by Gaza rules, not Israeli rules).

    The fraud in this disgusting political game nauseating and infuriating from top to bottom.

  • donh

    Yes and Joe LIEberman is still pondering wheather or not he can support Obama’s re-election. Should I foresake Trotsky’s Bolshevik revolution to resist a second jewish holocaust…such a hard decision to make.

  • Finncrisp

    Our Moslem Marxist president is way overmatched on this one. He isn’t fit to break bread with Israel ‘s leaders. This needs to be a serious issue in 2012.

  • Obama’s State Dept. busted for scrubbing Israel from Bush -Era Documents on its website relating to Jerusalem this is from Weasel Zippers site need to read. Just unbelievable what this adminastation will do to protect our enemies.

  • JudithNYC

    Actually, IDF Defense Minister Ehud Barak(member of Leftist Labor party) should apologize to the brave Israeli soldiers & their families for inisisting the soldiers “show restraint” & only allowed them to carry paintball guns (yes, paintball) on board, putting their defense second to the inciting terrorists waiting to attack the soldiers. If Israel just shot all who were carrying weapons & agitating, a lesson would be learned & Code Pink-style additional flotillas would think twice before setting sail against the IDF.

    In addition, good for BIBI for resisting joining Clinton from the appeasement game w/ Turkey which is rapidly turning into another Islamist state.

  • Rose

    REMEMBER THE MV IRAN DEYANAT – THE VOYAGE OF AUGUST 2008!

    THE REASON THAT AT THAT TIME THE UN GRANTED SANCTION FOR THE ISRAELI BLOCKADE!

    Netanyahu himself has even more powerful reason to know that his High Calling is to Hold That Line No Matter What! He is in an ESTHER POSITION! He cannot save himself by throwing ISRAEL under the bus and well he knows this! Nevertheless, we pray for him, for the Strength of the Lord and Wisdom to know how and where to place each foot.

    Odrama Queen and Hitlery are ignorant – serving the purposes of the devil himself as did Pharoah, and Herod and a hundred other idiot despots of Destruction.

    God Bless Israel and Give His Peace – His Shalom Peace to Jerusalem, the Jewel of Israel – the Apple of God’s Eye, and His Most Dearly Beloved.

    For those who stand against her: Obadiah 1-21; Ezekial 38 and 39 and utter and complete destruction, thrown out into outer darkness where there is bitter wailing and gnashing of teeth, for all the rest of Eternity, Forever and Ever without End!

    Let the Harvest that Odrama Queen and Hilary have worked so long and determinedly for come to them Full Measure, 1,000-fold Exponentially Multiplied. In the Name of the Lord the Lamb of God, the Messiah, the Anointed One Who Breaks the Yoke of Bondage. Amen!

  • Just_Saying

    I wish the US had a leader with courage like Bibi.
    .

  • Anti B.O.

    This Muslam-Socialist president we are currently strangled with has no room to talk. He hasn’t once made any appologies to us americans for the destruction and downfall of our economy, nor for the astronomical national debt we are now overly burdened with, for the ever-increasing unempolyment rate, and for the worst health care plan in american history. What the h*ll does he think he’s doing by giving some other country an ultimatum, “Apologize Or Else”? He needs to concern himself with our problems and stay the F*ck out of their business. He also needs to be IMPEACHED!!

  • pst314

    Like most other Leftists, Obama cannot stand Jews who defend themselves: Better they should all die and become nice, safe victims for “progressives” to weep crocodile tears over.

    To reverse a common saying, people like Obama are not just wrong; they’re evil.

  • Jaimo

    F U and your ugly wife. 2012 can’t come fast enough to rid our house of this vermin.

  • Radegunda

    TC, about “killing civilians”:

    Does it warm your little heart when Pali Muzzies strap bombs on their own children and send them out to blow up other people’s children, and then the mini “martyr’s” mother celebrates her child’s death and the neighbors pass out candies?

    Or, when Pali Muzzies go back to the hospitals that saved their lives to blow up the staff just because they’re Jews and because the Islamic “religion” teaches them to kill Jews wherever they can?

  • saveus

    since obama has made a career of apolgizing for all that is good in the US maybe he can apologize for being elected under false pretenses, and being a habitual liar

    and add a few apologies to our allies like Israel, taiwan, England the Czech republice etc.

  • kansas

    Threatening Israel threatening Republicans siding with terrorists. What a great President. Almost like Lincoln.

  • “or risk stained ties with Washington…”
    As IF that hasn’t already happened. Just that mysterious “bad luck” again?

  • gus

    I never thought I’d see the day, when our President would abandon Israel in favor of Muzztard animals.

  • Molon Labe

    #72

    Actually he does sound exactly like Lincoln. A man who imprisoned 50,000 people without warrant nor trial including the chief justice of the supreme court.

  • bg

    ++

    #40 August 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    TC commented:

    Welcome to Palliwood

    [scroll for more @ link]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    oh for pities sake, Lincoln was no Obama.. /s/

    ==

  • American Woman

    Obama must be defeated in 2012. Any Jew who stands with Obama has sold out his people to the Muslims.

    Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are responsible for the mess they embraced as the “Arab Spring.” Neither are fit to lead.

  • TylorHumphry

    .I got an iPad 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aXqd

  • bg

    ++

    OT..

    ht Dr. Zuhdi Jasser

    Obama tolerates terror operations run out of Syria’s embassy

    [Syria is taking its war against President Bashar al-Assad’s political opponents global, using diplomats in Washington, London and elsewhere to track and intimidate expatriates who speak out against the Damascus regime, according to Syrian dissidents and U.S. officials.

    Syrian embassy staffers are tracking and photographing antiregime protesters and sending reports back home, Syrian activists and U.S. officials say. Syrian diplomats, including the ambassador to the U.S., have fanned out to Arab diaspora communities to brand dissidents “traitors” and warn them against conspiring with “Zionists.” ]

    the truth about the carnage is even airing on pbs news shows..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    re: #80 August 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    bg commented:

    sounds an awful lot like what Obama et al have been doing to the Tea
    Party, not to mention what he did to Joe the plumber, Sarah Palin, and
    many others before & since them i’m sure.. :*(

    ==

  • saveus

    obama is fine with syrians killing civilans since he aand hiilary deem assad a “reformer”

    is this why they reinstituted diplomatic relations with syria after Bush ended them?

    Just another example of the obama team on the wrong side once again

    and how is that non war that obama said would take a few days going?
    are we still waiting for congressional approval?

    will congress stand up to either dictator?

  • bg
  • bg

    ++

    #82 August 18, 2011 at 12:07 am
    saveus commented:

    re: [will congress stand up to either dictator?]

    don’t believe so.. at least not the good old career polis on both sides of
    the isle ruling the roost anyways.. they’re much too comfortable living in
    their own lofty little world.. of which they will most certainly never alit till
    death.. heh, why would they.. /s/

    bit more here..

    ==

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  • Stan

    Any Jew who votes for Obama in 2012 is a Quisling, pure and simple. Enough’s, enough.

  • saveus

    to TC

    the only killers of civillians are your terrorist buddies who just hit an Israeli bus with a rocket

    of course when your buddies hide in mosques and schools and launch mortars and missles against Israel you are silent

  • WillofLa

    All I have to say is “Israel for Israeli’s”, “The sovereign nation of Isreal has the right to defend itself from any threat, actual or imagined, and an obligation to the Israeli people to protect them from attack from it’s enemies, be it the PLO, Turkey, Syria, Iran or whoever, even the U.S., as led by the Obama administration.

    Let me tell you liberal “Hey, let’s stand up for the underdogs of the world” butt kissers of America’s enemies……GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED!! HE IS JUST AND RIGHT TO TAKE REVENGE ON ANYONE WHO DEFIES HIS WORD!! HE HAS PROMISED TO TURN HIS WRATH AGAINST ANY NATION WHO TURNS IT’S BACK ON HIS PEOPLE, THE JEWS!!

    Don’t like that? Tough! Deal with it!!

  • oldwolves

    If any Jew even thinks about voting for this idiot again then they deserve what they get.

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