No one should be holding their breath waiting for Turkey’s ambassador to return to Israel anytime soon. It needs to be understood that all those Turks that worked to create the formerly warm relations between Ankara and Jerusalem are no longer involved in the government. The main constituency for close relations was secular military officers, and ErdoÄŸan has jailed many of them.
An Israeli Apology to Turkey
OnÂ Feb. 27, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan told a conference in Vienna, “Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, Islamophobia must be regarded as a crime against humanity.” His calling the Jewish nationalist movement that built the State of Israel a “crime against humanity” prompted widespread criticism, including by U.S. Secretary of StateÂ John Kerry.
OnÂ Mar. 19, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan announced, “I stand behind my remarks in Vienna.” No apology here.
Obama was once criticized for his “apology tour” around the globe, in which he bowed to Islamic leaders and admitted America’s faults. Now, he is making other western leaders apologize. In a surprise move before leaving Israel, Â Obama encouraged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to apologize to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey for the death of nine Gaza flotilla activists in 2010.
Pope: Dialogue with IslamÂ (Idiocy is when you keep repeating the same mistake over and over again expecting a different result…)
- U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Five More Resolutions Against Israel
- Obama Pledges $200 Million in Aid to Jordan
Israeli sailor involved in defense against jihad flotilla Mavi Marmara:
This apology sets a bad precedent — one which jihadists are certain to exploit every time Israel defends itself in the future. Their objective will be to intimidate Israel into ultimately not being able to defend itself at all. “Navy commando: We did nothing wrong,” by Yoav Zitun forÂ Ynet News, March 24
Jerusalem and what it means to Mustards
Obama has surrounded himself with Muslim Brotherhood advisors who all understand “The Project”. Â Imagine rockets fired from Judea and Samaria into what is left of Israel?
Invasion of Jerusalem in 637AD by Caliph Umar
When Umar entered Jerusalem in 637AD, he had a Jewish friend of Mohammed, a man called Ka’b, with him. Umar was furious when Ka’b removed his shoes saying this was holy ground and told him Jerusalem was not holy to Islam. None of the rightly guided caliphs who were close to Mohammed considered Jerusalem to be holy to Islam.
Intellectual Godfather of Wahhabism Ibn Taymiyya (d.1328)
Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) was a Muslim cleric with a commanding knowledge of the Quran and Hadith and wrote extensively about Jerusalem. He noted that none of the four rightly-guided caliphs paid any attention to Jerusalem because Mohammed did not. Also the Sura of the night journey does not mention either the rock or Jerusalem. He declared that anyone who claimed Jerusalem was holy to Islam was “judaizing” Islam. He stated that Umar built the al-Aqsa mosque south of the Dome of the Rock so Muslims bow down to Mecca with their backsides pointing to Jerusalem.