Apology letter by Israel

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    As media revealed, Israelian Industry Minister Ben-Elizier met with Turkish Foreign MInister Davutoglu in June with the consent of Netanyahu. The meeting was made on Israel's behest. Both met to formulate a preliminary letter of apology.
    The talks were kept secret and by-passed the Israelian Foreign MInister, Liebermann, who is right-wing and whose party was founded to represent the growing "Soviet-geography" Jews who migrate to Israel.

    The talks were made public to Liebermann by the media-aide of Defence Minister Ehud Barak, who is from another party in the government.
    In a cabinet meeting Ben-Elizier threatened the media-aide of Barak with "I will skewer you" because of the leakage. Allthough Barak approved the meeting.
    Ben-Eliezer slams Barak in wake of covert Turkey meeting - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

    The Minister of Welfare and Social Services, Isaac Herzog, on the other side said, that leakage was made by persons in symapthy with Liebermann. He also said, that the leakage didn't serve Israeli interests just a bruised ego(Liebermann).
    'Lieberman leaked Zurich meeting'

    As Israel is governed by an unstable 5-party coalition, the government probably had to appease Liebermann after the leakage as Liebermann declared that mistrust has risen between him and Netanyahu and by-passing him was a violation of norms and an undermining of his authority:
    Ben-Eliezer and Ahmet Davutoglu, Israeli and Turkish Ministers, Hold Secret Talks

    The outcome was according to Turkish FM:
    "the leak of that meeting to the press hindered the process.”
    The process mentioned here is restoring of bilateral relations.

    Consequently, Turkey chose now the way of International platforms (UN) for its demands to be met.
    See here on usmb.com
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/israe...el-launches-inquiry-over-flotilla-crisis.html
     
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    The deputy of Liebermann is Danny Ayalon.
    He is the one who invited the Turkish Ambassador to a meeting. In retroperspective of the meeting, he would declare to the Knesset:
    Ayalon apologizes following Turkish deadline - Israel News, Ynetnews

    What happened?
    The Deputy of Liebermann, Ayalon requested the Turkish Ambassador to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
    He also invited the Israeli press. --->
    Peres: Humiliation of Turkey envoy does not reflect Israel's diplomacy - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
     
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    The Kach party was banned in 1988 to take part in Knesset elections because inciting racism.
    Today it is declared a terrorist organization by Isral and Canada.
    (Look at footnote in Article)
    Kach and Kahane Chai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Text-Version from Haaretz about Video under this text version:
    Elections 2009 / Haaretz exclusive: Avigdor Lieberman said to be ex-member of banned radical Kach movement - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

    The former Secretary General of Kach giving interview to IsraelNationalNews TV about how he signed Lieberman's member ID-card:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mdm1C20BJfw]YouTube - Was Lieberman in Kach?[/ame]

    Profile by New York Times
    In 2008, he suggested publicly that Egypt’s president “go to hell.”
    Avigdor Lieberman News - The New York Times
     
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    Inaugration speech as Foreign Minister:

    When was Israel at its strongest in terms of public opinion around the world? After the victory of the Six Day War, not after all the concessions in Oslo Accords I, II, III and IV. Anyone who wants to maintain his status in public opinion must understand that if he wants respect, he must first respect himself. I think that, at least from our standpoint, will be our policy.
    Statement by incoming Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman 1-Apr-2009

    It's a failed ideology. Look at Danny Ayalon at post-2 giving statement to Knesset after incident. They're answering pressures to abide to peace with the philosophy in Lieberman's inaugration speech.


    A realist is Alon Liel, former director of the Foreign Ministry in Israel and former Ambassador to Turkey. He is also the person who undertook Israel representation in Turkish-mediated peace talks with Syria, which collapsed due to 2008 Gaza War.
    This is what he has to say:
    Tensions Between Turkey And Israel Escalate : NPR

    Here he describes how Lieberman called all Israelian Ambassadors to Israel and instructed them with the new "national pride foreign policy", which includes bullish behaviour against Turkey, which he as a former Ambassador is ashamed of:
    Israel-Turkey spat reveals Israel's new 'national pride' policy - CSMonitor.com
     
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    The 2008 Gaza War happened when Syrian-Israeli talks achieved its nearly point of breakthrough.
    As I said before, Alon Liel was Israelian representative in these talks.

    This Gaza War is the game-changer in relations between Israel and Turkey.
    What happened?
    Asia Times Online :: Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs

    According to Alon Liel before the Gaza War, relations between Israel and Turkey were on its highest point in history.
    Israel fears Turkey's "shift towards Iran"_English_Xinhua
     
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    Turkey was awaiting a reply from Prime Minister Ehud Olmert regarding Israel's position on peace talks with Syria, which had been mediated by Ankara.
    On the night of December 23, Erdogan said Israel and Syria were "very close" to moving to direct peace talks on the future of the Golan Heights.

    "We were trying to be [Israel's] hope," Erdogan told the Post. "Olmert's last sentence [as he left] was, 'As soon as I get back I will consult with my colleagues and get back to you.'
    As I waited for his response, . . . on December 27, bombs started falling on Gaza."

    Report: Turkish PM Erdogan says 'Palestine today is an open-air prison' - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
     
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