Saying sorry to Turkey?
July 26, 2011 00:17
Obama administration is convinced that resolution of 'Mavi Marmara' fiasco is key to maintaining Israel-Turkey-US strategic triangle.
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The US is keenly pursuing reconciliation between Turkey and Israel. Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton convinced UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to postpone
until the end of August the release of the UN’s Palmer Commission report on the
Mavi Marmara. The delay would facilitate negotiations between Jerusalem and
Ankara aimed at returning to semi-normalcy in relations and allow for the
burying of the Palmer Commission report, which reportedly upholds the legality
of Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, but takes the IDF to task for
using disproportionate force.The Obama administration is convinced that
resolution of the Mavi Marmara fiasco is the key to maintaining the
Israel-Turkey-US strategic triangle, so essential in American eyes to a stable