Netanyahu: Israel investigating if Istanbul attack was aimed at Israelis, Turkish official wishes for death of wounded Israeli tourists

ByPamela Geller on March 20, 2016
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Under President Erdogan, Islamic Jew-hatred has run amok. Obama’s “favorite” and “most trusted” foreign leader has hurled Turkey back into the Islamic stone age. An official from Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party said she hoped Israeli tourists injured in Saturday’s deadly suicide bombing in downtown Istanbul had died.

The age of Ataturk is increasingly becoming an historical footnote as opposed to Islam in the modern age (an oxymoron in and of itself).

I am touring Israel now. It is a magical, wonderful country. Truly a miracle of humanity. And Islamic Jew-hatred is hatred of the good for being the good.

“Netanyahu: Israel investigating if Istanbul attack was aimed at Israelis,” J Post, March 19, 2016:

When asked if he was in contact with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister said he was not.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that officials in Jerusalem were in contact with their counterparts in Turkey in an attempt to clarify whether the suicide bombing in Istanbul was aimed at Israeli tourists.

A man is helped by emergency services members following a suicide bombing in a major shopping and tourist district in central Istanbul March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

A man is helped by emergency services members following a suicide bombing in a major shopping and tourist district in central Istanbul March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

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The premier made the remarks during a televised statement from the Foreign Ministry’s emergency situation room in Jerusalem.

When asked if he was in contact with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister said he was not.

Netanyahu noted that in such situations communication and intelligence cooperation are coordinated between two countries and has instructed the Foreign Ministry to issue travel warnings to Turkey due to the severity of the current circumstances.

The prime minister continued by commenting on current reconciliation efforts being quietly conducted between Jerusalem and Ankara, saying that “we are working towards an agreement that will lead to normalization.”

“We have encountered some delays in this process, not from a lack of trying but due to fundamental issues” that still need to be addressed, he added.

Turkish-Israel relations soured in May 2010 after an Israeli raid on a Turkish boat, the Mavi Marmara, saw ten people killed as the vessel attempted to breach a blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu apologized in 2013 and the issue of compensation has apparently been resolved. Israeli officials have said Israel would not lift the blockade, which it sees as of cardinal importance to its security, to please Erdogan.

Netanyahu added that he has directed the Foreign Ministry to turn to the Turkish Foreign Ministry and demand a condemnation for an incendiary tweet by a member of the ruling AK Party who wished that all the Israelis wounded in the Turkish terrorist attack would die.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said that Israel was checking the veracity of the tweet from Irem Aktas, identified as head of the party’s media relations and women’s outreach department, with the Turkish Foreign ministry. The tweet was since removed.

If the tweet was legitimate, and not a fake, then Nachshon said it was a “shocking and ugly statement,” and that Israel would expect an apology and repudiation.

Another AK functionary, Hatice Yucel, posted a tweet saying that Aktas’ tweet “does not reflect the opinion of the AK Party.”

She said that the party was taking steps to remove Aktas from her position. Yucel condemned the attack and offered “condolences to those who lost their lives and wish the injured speedy recovery.”

Turkish social media sources reported that Aktas was indeed fired from her position shortly after the tweet was posted.

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  • Mahou Shoujo

    When you’ve heard one muslim, you’ve heard them all, from hussain the american destroyer, to rabble in turkish gutters, same lies and subhuman hate.

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    Is Muhammadism the EU’s vehicle for it’s Anti-Jew hatred or simply their Muhammadism (see the grandmufti Amin El-Husseini’s Nazis & SS)?
    It’s wrong that the only government supported human rights movement is a fake one by the Caliphate-mafia that deceivingly denies that Muhammad behind his propaganda deception was a racist slaver & sadist, unjust tyrant who commanded a permanent unjust & sadist system of terror.
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    • usakindatheart

      Never

    • Richard

      Hmm, sounds strangely like it might be the result of some other site you’ve been visiting. Do you frequent sites that…err, make you type with one hand?

  • wildjew

    OT but not unrelated:

    Donald Trump said Wednesday that he thinks “Islam hates us” and said it’s “hard to separate” the religion from radical offshoots.

    “There’s an unbelievable hatred of us,” Trump told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

    March 09, 2016, 10:04 pm

    A mere eleven days later:

    ‘Trump ahead of AIPAC speech: Peace deal (with Islamic jihadists) in Israel’s interests’

    • BrunoPBuhr

      A peace deal is in Israel’s interests. Undivided Jerusalem as Israel’s internationally accepted capital. “Palestinian statehood” through land given up by Jordan and Syria. All countries recognize Israel’s right to exist in peace. The end!

    • Dravaa

      a little scary, and simplistic

      • usakindatheart

        Scary is good, since the Muslims r scared of nothing, they beg for death. To get those virgins…

        • Richard

          Virgin grapes. What dopes. Well, with an average IQ that is reportedly around 86 I guess they are easily mislead.

    • usakindatheart

      So the Muslims r afraid of trump?

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Why would anyone from Israel want to go to Turkey? Muslums blew up two synagogues in Turkey in 2003 killing 26 people. Most, if not all, of the muslum perps have already been released from prison.

    • usakindatheart

      I know!
      Long time ago, Turkey used to be a tourist stop, alot of drugs go through there

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Midnight Express showed just what islamic “justice” is allah about.

    • Richard

      A fellow from work vacationed in Turkey a couple of years ago. What made that an interesting choice is that he’s as queer as a three dollar bill, the kind of homosexual who is easily identified at a glance. Gay means liberal, liberal means stupid…so it comes as no surprise he would go there. At least it was before Erdogan began showing his radical side, so better then than now. I’m sure there were some amazing sights. Anyway he made it back alive…and then married another guy. Just eww.

  • usakindatheart

    Hard to believe how Turkey has slid to the dark side, even harder how EU would give Turkey billions of dollars, all EU had to do was shoot boats of people dead for three days, airplane the rest back to their countries and be done with it. But no. Turkey has a foot hold, and Europe is doomed, damn merkle and her henchmen, damn Cameron too

  • peter jacob

    Benjamin Netanyahu is a leader who stands behind his citizens attacked by radical ISLAM and acts immediately as in this recent attack in Istanbul . The rest of the free world is cowed by the shibboleth of Islamophobia as in the recent knife attack on Canadian forces personnel quickly swept ‘ under the rug ‘ by investigators and the mainstream media .

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Shibboleth, an interesting Hebrew word w/violent roots.

  • joe1429

    Turkey should be expelled from nato