The uncompromising positions of Erdogan, has led the led the Arab street to consider him like a new Gamal Abdel Nasser.
This is a statement by Michel Nawfal in Jordan Times. Nawfal is the authored of a book titled «The Return of Turkey to the Orient».
«The growing involvement of Turkey and its engagement in favour of the Palestinians, as well as the uncompromising positions of Erdogan, have led the Arab street to consider him like a new Gamal Abdel Nasser», said Michel Nawfal.
Turkey’s tough response to Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla has cemented its popularity among Arabs, frustrated with their governments’ inability to face up to Israel, analysts say.
«Turkey is no longer considered the Trojan horse of the West in the region» said Nawfal. Turkey was the first Muslim country to establish diplomatic relations with Israel, and the two countries signed a military cooperation accord in 1996.
On Wednesday, Turkey’s parliament unanimously demanded the government review all political, economic and military ties with Israel. A day earlier, in an extraordinary session of Kuwait’s parliament, most deputies hailed what was called «the heroic stance of Ankara». And Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was interrupted by a long round of applause during a speech when he mentioned Turkey’s role.
«This new role for Turkey», heir to the Ottoman Empire which ruled most of the Arab world for centuries until its defeat in World War I, «compensates for the weakness of Arab regimes», argued Nawfal.
«It also represents at the same time a positive equivalent to Iran’s» role in the region, he added.
Source: Jordan Times and Agence France-Presse.
The Muslim World seems to have learnt nothing from the past, their heavy loses in all the wars against the state of Israel.
Like Adolf Hitler lead the Germans to total defeat during World War II, Egyptian dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser lead the pan-Arabic war machine to total defeat in 1956 and 1967.
To fight Israel and harm the Jewish people will be the most stupid thing you will ever do. The Bible says that God of Israel is the protector of the Jewish state, and that His enemies shall perish.
This does not mean that all Israel is doing is right. But do never harm her. Correct her in love, and stand with her in the Jewish people`s` time of trouble.
In regards to «This new role for Turkey as a heir to the Ottoman Empire», let me remind you:
The Ottoman Empire did not only side with the German Empire during World War I. This Islamic empire was responsible for the genocide of 1,5 million Armenians, in the days just before the «Ottomans» not so heroic collapse.
The Muslim Arabs should be more careful choosing their hero`s of age.
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