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War Of Media Instead Of War Of Missiles

It increasingly becomes clear that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu performed a brilliant military tactic by storming Turkish ships and transforming world opinion against his nation. Abu Radwan, a militant in the Gaza Strip, admitted the Netanyahu ploy had altered the violent policies of Hamas and transformed that organization into a party of peace lovers. “After the attack on the Mavi Marara, we are now trying to fight Israel with the media instead of with missiles. We wanted the world to perceive the people of Gaza as victims.” Thanks to the great benefactor of Hamas, Bibi Netanyahu, the goal has been achieved. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who has been a consistent ally and supporter of Israel is now questioning the action of the Netanyahu government. Der Zeit, an influential newspaper which ordinarily is supportive of Israel wrote that Israel is a “country that is increasingly acting as if it were in a separate moral world, pressured by the feeling of being alone, believing itself to be empowered to commit arbitrary attacks.”

Dani Ayalon, is a ferocious supporter of his nation and consistently taken a tough stand on negotiations with Palestinians. In a recent interview, he sighed and told a reporter, “perhaps, it was a mistake to storm the ships.”

Oh, in response to Prime Minister’s claim that allowing the ships to pass through the blockade would result in an end to the blockade, former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, allowed ships to pass through the blockade.

Children Rule Israel’s Foreign Office

Israel President Shimon Peres apologized for the childish behavior of his nation’s foreign office and insisted “this should not be connected to the whole state or to all diplomats” and insisted it was “the mistake of one man, not of the state.” Even as he spoke these words, the Israel foreign office blasted 17 members of the Knesset who sent a letter of apology to the Turkish government for the disreputable behavior of the deputy minister of foreign affairs. “Ayalon respects the 17 MKs who apologized, but where were they over the past two years of anti-semitic broadcasts in the Turkish media and unbridled criticism of Israel from Anakara?” And, to top off their stupidity, the deputy minister’s office publicly said about the deliberate insult of the Turkish ambassador, “we had to start making noise.” These are the words of immature children, not of diplomats.

We beg to differ with President Peres, but the truth is that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman cooperated with Danny Ayalon in planning this childish display of temper. The problem is not that Israel has incompetent diplomats, the problem is that inept, ignorant and racist bullies like Lieberman are in control of foreign policy. This is akin to having Rush Limbaugh as secretary of state and Sarah Palin as assistant secretary of state. When will the people of Israel take the chip off their shoulders, look in the mirror of truth, and admit they have made mistakes. Israel is not solely responsible for difficulties in establishing peace with Palestinians since there is enough blame for numerous nations and leaders, but Israel society increasingly refuses to be self reflective and has a knee jerk reaction to anything by shouting anti-semitism.