After Davos row, Livni urges Turkey to respect Israel
The nasty old man Peres did go crawling on his knees to apologize to the Turkish Prime Minster. Does the European Jewish woman expect a sovereign leader to take insults form the European stampeding Jews? The Turkish Prime Minster is on his land while Livni, Peres and other European Jews are on stolen soil. It takes chutzpah for her to open her mouth while her European ass is sitting on stolen soil!
Sun Feb 1, 2009
JERUSALEM, (AFP) – Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Sunday called on Ankara to show respect for Israel after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan stormed off the stage in Davos over a heated debate on Gaza.
"We enjoy important strategic relations with Turkey, which is why I expect Turkey to show respect vis-a-vis Israel despite the demonstrations on the street and the very hard images aired about Gaza," Livni told public radio.
Livni, whose centrist Kadima party is trailing in opinion polls ahead of a general election on February 10, said it was possible to repair the damage with Turkey, one of the few Muslim nations to have relations with the Jewish state.
"It is possible to fix everything, we have to talk, put things on the table, keep our common interests as well as our differences in mind," she said.
"Hamas as well as Iran constitute a problem for all the countries in the region," she said, criticising Turkey for being "the first country to agree to receive" a delegation from the Islamists after they swept parliamentary polls in January 2006.
Erdogan on Thursday stormed out of a debate on the Gaza war at the World Economic Forum in Davos after a clash with Israeli President Shimon Peres, saying Israel committed "barbarian" acts in the Hamas-ruled territory.
Predominantly Muslim non-Arab Turkey has been Israel's main regional ally since 1996 when the two signed a military cooperation agreement, much to the ire of Arab countries and Iran.