Despite row over flotilla raid, more than 20 Turkish officers, soldiers to be trained to operate Heron drones purchased by Ankara in USD 190 million deal.
Despite growing strains in Turkey’s relationship with Israel,which reached a nadir following the deadly commando aid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, a delegation of more than 20 Turkish officers and soldiers landed in the Jewish state on Tuesday for a two-week visit, during which they will be trained to operate the Heron drone, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
Turkey has purchased 10 Heron drones for an estimated $190 million. Six of them have already been delivered. The Turkish delegation, which also includes senior government officials, is expected to return to Ankara with the remaining four drones.
The drones, which are manufactured by the Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, are used by the Turkish military to gather intelligence in the ongoing conflict with Kurdish insurgents. More than 300 insurgents have been killed by Turkish forces in the past few days.
IDF and Israel Aerospace Industries instructors were sent to Turkey in order to train military personnel to use the drones, but they recently returned to Israel in light of the heightened tensions over the flotilla raid.
The Israeli instructors are expected to return to Turkey at some point in the future.
At first look, this seems like hypocrisy inside Israel.
While the state of Israel is under threat of delegitimization from nations like Turkey, the IDF continue to educate, supply and equip the Turkish army with weaponry to be used in an assault on the Kurdish minority in South Eastern Turkey.
But at a second look, it is Israel keeping its military and economical commitments, despite Turkey acting with sever hostility towards Israel.
Let me remind you that Jesus the Messiah told us to bless even our enemies. I guess Israel is doing just that, without knowing Him, and the implications involved.
What we can learn from this, is that faith in Zionism does not make any Jew or gentile righteous. It was like this in the days of Jesus the Messiah, and it is like this today. Even former General, US President Eisenhower ended his days in the White House, warning about the link between the arms industry, Pentagon and political powers in Washington. He called this axis “The Iron triangle”.
The leadership of the secular state of Israel struggles to survive the current crisis. Their effort to bring “peace” by siding with the enemies of the Jewish state, is in every way Biblical.
The state of Israel shall be brought down on its knees, crying out for the Messiah to come and save them. The Jewish people will not be saved by the IDF, neither their own politicians, nor their gold or money.
King Jesus (Y’shua) is the Way. The only way for the Jewish nation, and all of us. All.