FRONTPAGEMAG.COM 26 March 2013
By Joseph Klein
Thanks to President Barack Obama, Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan extorted an undeserved apology from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in return for promising to restore normalized diplomatic relations with Israel and dropping trumped up charges against Israeli military personnel. After exacting his pound of flesh, Erdogan then began to backtrack on both of his own promises
Before departing Israel for Jordan on the last leg of his trip to the Middle East, President Obama arranged for Prime Minister Netanyahu to submit to Erdogan’s demand to apologize for the deaths of eight Turkish nationals and one Turkish-American citizen resulting from Israel’s interdiction of the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish ship that was part of an anti-Israel activist flotilla attempting to break Israel’s lawful naval blockade of Gaza in 2010. Israel will also be paying several millions of dollars in compensation to the victims’ families.
FrontPage Magazine 25 March 2013
By Caroline Glick
US President Barack Obama was on the line when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to apologize for the deaths of nine Turkish protesters aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara on May 31, 2010
For those who don’t remember, the Mavi Marmara was a Turkish ship that set sail in a bid to break Israel’s lawful maritime blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza’s coastline. When Israeli naval commandos boarded the ship to interdict it, passengers on deck attacked them – in breach of international maritime law. Soldiers were stabbed, bludgeoned and thrown overboard.
American Thinker 21 March 2013
By Steven Simpson
Turkey's Islamist prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is once again engaging in his favorite political pastime - Israel-bashing
Late last month at a U.N. convention held ironically to promote religious tolerance, Erdogan lambasted Israel by calling Zionism "a crime against humanity." Indeed, Erdogan even outdid the biggest anti-Israel institution in the world - the United Nations - which in 1975 passed its infamous "Zionism is Racism" resolution.
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain 13 March 2013
Countless individuals accused of apostasy and blasphemy face threats, imprisonment, and execution
Blasphemy laws in over 30 countries and apostasy laws in over 20 aim primarily to restrict thought, expression and the rights of Muslims, ex-Muslims and non-Muslims alike.