Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a temper tantrum at the Davos forum on world economics. He foamed at the mouth about Israel “massacring innocent women and children” in its recent military operations against the genocidal Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip. He walked out in demonstrative contempt when Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, arose to speak to the delegates. He repeatedly accused Israel of “mass murder” and ranted at lengthabout how Israel had turned Gaza into an “open-air prison.”
Given Turkey’s history, one might think a Turkish official would think long and hard before making allegations against a country with an infinitely better track record of democracy and respect for human rights.
About the Author: Steven Plaut is a professor at the University of Haifa. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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