Barak speaks with Turkish ministers after Gaza ship incident
Roni Sofer
Published: 31.05.10, 10:03
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1.  Its pure israeli teror
Mike Van Harris ,   Antwerp Belgium   (05.31.10)
Now we know who finance the pirates in Africa. No one but Israel.
2. Why is Mike Van Harris supporting Hamas?
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (05.31.10)
Very strange that Mike Van Harris should support this provocation of agitators supported by the Turkish government. The purpose of the flotilla was obviously a confrontation - any school child knows that. Yet Mike Van Harris has nothing to say about the official Hamas government policy of war. This flotilla was in support of Hamas, and Hamas is on the record of being in favor of war, not peace. Hamas leaders still say they will "never" make peace with Israel, and their solution is "resistance", meaning war. So why is Mike Van Harris hiding behind the real terrorists and making silly accusations about "pirates", when the Israeli navy just attacked the real pirates?
3. What nonsense
mat ,   TA   (05.31.10)
They were in our waters and should not have attacked our soldiers, they think this is a game, they were wrong.
4. #1 What's the connection?
Eli ,   Raanana   (05.31.10)
...between the events and Somali pirates?
5. Mr. Van My DYCK #1
david cohen ,   china   (05.31.10)
when your country will be taken over by muslims and your wife -that is if you are not 1 of these gay belles- will be stoned for not wearing the Burka you will cry and run away to israel who will remain the only democracy clear of Burkas! just wait and enjoy your country being invaded by these animals. YOU DESERVE IT! shmuck
6. Welcome to Israel!
Avigdor   (05.31.10)
Attacking armed soldiers? Stealing their weapons and shooting at them? This is what non-violence looks like these days? Do people think this is a game for us Jews? We have fanatics launching rockets at us from the north and the south, shootings, stabbings, bombings, at least one country trying to develop nuclear weapons to exterminate us, three hundred million Arabs trying to out-breed us, and now these morons trying to run through a naval quarantine, stabbing and shooting at our soldiers? What is this now, the launching of a private war against the Israeli navy on the high seas? No, no, enough is enough. The days of screwing with our people are over. You want to donate crayons to Gaza? Ben Gurion Airport welcomes you.
8. Gaza ship incident
Voice of Reason ,   Here & Now   (05.31.10)
#1 Now that is one of the stupidest statements ever. First a provocation then an attack what would one expect? Israel did what had to be done.
9. Time to rethink Turkey's membership in NATO and EU?
JPS ,   Efrat   (05.31.10)
This latest act of Turkish incitement, and the active support of the Turkish government for this anti-peace flotilla lights up red lights and waves red flags. Maybe it's time to rethink whether or not Turkey should belong to NATO. As well, this latest Turkish incitement shows that Turkey does not embrace the policies of the EU, but shows that it is closer to Iran than to the civilized world. If Turkey is so much in favor of instigating a new war, why is Israel currying favor with this country that is so obviously trying to sabotage the peace process?
10. stupid idiot Barak
Hen   (05.31.10)
the Israeli government are really idiots, complete morons - empty zeroes. Why does Israel tolerate these stupid clowns?
11. no 1
hebrew prophet ,   israel   (05.31.10)
Hey Mike in Antwerp ,we are not Shiite suicide bombers ,the words of Ehud Barak ,Defence Minister of Israel,kindly pay attention ,although we know it,s rather difficult for Palestinians like yourself,you get what you deserve ,just like your Muslim Somali pirates who have beensentenced to long prison spells in certain democratic countries ,salaam?
12. Sham on "The only democracy in the Middle East"?
13. We are Coming
Ebubekir ,   Istanbul   (05.31.10)
Get ready!!!
14. #3 Your waters?? Those waters were part of gaza territory.
Peter ,   Vienna-Austria   (05.31.10)
You have some nerve!!!!!!!!!!!
15. (lol)incident
sam ,   colorado   (05.31.10)
There is Not justified He says 'It was obvious this was media provocation. We are not Shiite suicide attackers, soldiers must defend themselves' Shame on you (this is nonsense) on who you are laugh what the convoy freedom was carrying? it was carrying some supplies, and to break the unjust siege on the people of oppressed
16. Barak speaks with Turkish
dork long ,   manila, philippines   (05.31.10)
what did the israelis think will happen? the boarded an unarmed ship in international water and they expect the people on board to just sit there and do nothing? the people on the ship were defending it.
17. Israel carried the conflict to another level
Yes, one might feel that, the purpose was confrontation. But there was another purpose and that was Humanitarian Aid. By doing what it did, Israel escalated the level of confrontation and perhaps permanently damaged its relations with Turkey, which by the way is both regionally, economically, militarilily strong, and very important in terms of balance in the middle east. Turkey has economic social and political relations with both east and the west. Turkish Foreign ministry is experienced and does not engage in impulsive behavior. So do not expect a very very harsh defensive reaction. What is going on in here is that Israel keeps on damaging its relations with its neighbours, and is damaging its already damaged prestige in terms of International Law. We will see what is going to happen in the long run.
18. Erdogan and His AKP, Friends of Zionist Israel MUST RESIGN
Tayfun_Turkey ,   Istanbul   (05.31.10)
Erdogan and AKP is supporter of Israel and its bloody policies Just years ago it turned out in an event ALL AKP IS MEMBERS OF ISRAELI CAUCUS Erdogan let Israel in OECD just a few weeks ago, Erdogan and its AKP is just a zionist supporter under skin of Muslim appearance ERDOGAN AND HIS AKP MUST RESIGAN AND LET REAL TURKISH PUBLIC OPINION GOVERN TURKEY
19. I expect they closed the line in his face
Salma ,   Palestine   (05.31.10)
Really, If you are not ashamed, then do what you want !!
20. Very well done IDF. Congrats to the soldiers
Esteban ,   Argentina   (05.31.10)
These provocators, peace loving Hamastan supports deserve no better. Israel must ensure any aggresion of this kind will remain punished. Well done IDF!
21. Said it would end in tears
Chris Linthwaite   (05.31.10)
I wouldn't be surprised if Turkey severs all diplomatic ties at the end of this day, and tasks it's navy to protect the next aid flotillaa. As Turkey is a member of NATO that should prove interesting, either 31 May 2010 will be the beginning of the end of the Gaza siege, or the beginning of a war with Turkey. Certainly Israel through it's actions has driven Turkey even closer to Iran.
22. Linthwaite wrong again - Turkey is in trouble
Joe Sittizen ,   Jerusalem   (05.31.10)
No Nobel Prize for Linthwaite, as any dork knew this would end badly for all sides except the Palestinians (who didn't spill a drop of their own blood and got great press). The biggest worry isn't Turkey waging war against Israel (a stupid concept that holds no water), but rather as somebody else mentioned - that the Turkish army is finally going to get fed up with the stupid and pointless aggressive policies of the Islamic influenced government. An army coup in Turkey isn't that far off if the Turkish government insists on instigating and trouble making like it did with this phony flotilla.
23. Aw c'mon, Ebubekir, you ain't even breathing hard...(end)
Brian Cohen ,   PeoplesFront ofJudea   (05.31.10)
25. When confronted by a superior force, use good sense
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (05.31.10)
In 1962, the US placed a quarantine on Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis. Those Soviet ships had a choice to make as they approached the line - defy the US and perhaps start a war, allow their ships to be inspected, or turn around. They turned around. A quarantine or closure in war is entirely legal, and it's unfortunate those involved chose to challenge the Israeli Navy. These terror supporters and useful idiots were filled with more hate than good sense, and they paid the price.
26. "Superior force"
j robey ,   USA   (05.31.10)
Exactly... Israel versus the world...when will this country ever use good sense and quit trying to bully and terrorize?
27. For what is worth:Ynet perhaps when you wake up tomorrow?
Ross ,   USA   (06.01.10)
The Jihad Flotilla and The Media War Against Israel. Today’s incident on the Gaza jihad flotilla was an act of war – but not by Israel. The tsunami of Jew-hating propaganda from the jihad-loving media has already begun. The international media, predictably, is spinning the story as if it were all Israel’s fault, saying that the IDF killed innocent civilian humanitarian workers on a flotilla headed to Gaza to bring aid to the starving people there. In reality, none of that is true. This was an act of war against Israel. The people in Gaza aren’t starving, and the “humanitarian aid workers” on the flotilla were actually Islamic jihadists who attacked the IDF first. It was a planned attack — by Hamas and the hardline Muslim groups. Hamas supporters planned an armed assault, which included the murder of captured Israeli heroes. They almost succeeded. You get the real story from the media? Not a chance. Before the Israeli self-defense raid even occurred, the BBC said that Israel was facing a lose-lose situation. And tarnished by war crimes accusations in Gaza and its 3-year-old blockade of the impoverished Palestinian territory. Of course AP doesn’t mention that the day before the raid, the “humanitarians” on the jihad flotilla were chanting: “Khaibar, Khaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!” Khaibar was an Arabian oasis populated by Jews. Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, stormed the oasis and massacred the Jews there and seized their land and possessions. Says Islamic scholar Robert Spencer: Thus when modern-day jihadists invoke Khaybar, they are recalling an aggressive, surprise raid by Muhammad which resulted in the final eradication of the once considerable Jewish presence in Arabia. To the jihadists, Khaybar means the destruction of the Jews and the seizure of their property by the Muslims. That’s just for starters folks.There is more but time is running short.***
28. objective is clear
farhan ,   sp, malaysia   (06.01.10)
Why you must giv this reason while the activist main objective is to send supplier aid to gaza? Play with ur reason in your own..
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