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.


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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    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?


  • 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”


    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.