“The countries of the region, including the generals who rule Egypt, but also Saudi Arabia do not favor Turkish hegemony.”
This is the view of Former Israeli ambassador to Cairo and consul in Ankara Elie Shaked. His viewpoints are recorded by AFP.
Israel’s public diplomacy minister Yuli Edelstein said on Wednesday that he hoped “common sense would prevail” in former friend and ally Turkey in the diplomatic crisis the two governments are now embroiled in. “Despite the attempts on the Turkish side to provoke an escalation, we are acting with restraint,” he told public radio.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is popular in the Muslim World. But not among Muslim leaders.
The Islamic dictators and military rulers simply do not have the popular vote behind them.
The Turkish version of Islam is also more liberal than the Mecca-inspired version.
But a common war against Israel can bring in a compromise. The Arab World desperately need a military victory over the ‘Zionist state”. They have tried several time: In 1948, 1952, 1967 and 1973.
Turkey has the ace. In all these wars, the former Ottoman Empire was standing on the sideline.
I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
In the next war, Turkey will join. And not only Turkey. NATO is already used to support Islamic Jihad. The new Libyan alliance can soon be used to “teach Israel a final lesson”.
They have all forgotten that God is the potter, and they are just clay. When the Messiah returns as the Lion of Judah, He will mash them. Jesus the King will end all his enemies to Hell. All who harms a Jew put a curse up on his own head. Mind my words.
Written by Ivar