The view of one country’s government may not always agree with that of another,
but such problems at government level among friendly countries are generally
artificial and temporary. And they never reflect the general thinking and
attitudes of the public.
Turkey and Israel are two friendly countries.
Two countries in the most important part of the world. And in the most
inflammable and dangerous part of the world. But they also have other things in
The Turkish public are religious, but secular, as is the Israeli
public. The Turkish public and government have never allowed bigotry to govern
the country. The same with the Israeli public and government.
ideologies have never ruled the Turkish public, and the people have never grown
selfish. The same with the Israeli public.
The Turkish people have
always lived by the warm and loving side of religion that stresses friendship
and brotherhood. As have the Israeli people.
The Turkish and Israeli
people have always shared the same cultures, traditions and
pleasures. Both peoples possess a beauty of heart and depth of soul which
are very rare in the world. The peoples of both countries possess invaluable
human values. Invaluable, because these are values the world longs for
Combined with their geopolitical positions, these shared
characteristics impose major responsibilities on both countries. Surrounded by
circles of fire, these two countries must come together. But why? The Middle
East is a region dominated by mostly Arab countries.
But Arab countries
have made grave mistakes and face numerous disadvantages. First, many of the
Arab countries have surrendered to bigotry, not to true Islamic moral values.
Various forces that implement traditions and nonsense under the name of Shari’a,
or Islamic law, that portray violence and savagery as legitimate and call that
Islam, that base themselves on anger instead of the true essence of Islam, which
is love, and that regard women as second-class citizens are powerful in those
The second problem in the region is the long-lasting effects
of the Ba’ath party, the terrifying system that turned the peoples of the region
toward Marxism, that made aggression and violence a necessity and that caused
unrest and isolation for many years.
The third problem is Arab countries
in the region, and Iran, being direct or indirect members of the Shanghai bloc;
their maintaining the mentality of conflict and war that lies at the basis of
the Shanghai bloc and constant receipt of arms from Russia and China.
long as weapons, and arms manufacturers, exist, there will always be war. War
will either be produced artificially or someone will pave the way for it. This
filthy sector is always kept alive in some way. One of the main places where
this is put into action is the Middle East with its countries influenced by the
That is the terrible situation of the Arab countries in
the Middle East. They try to make the fine people there forget about love. They
try to make them forget about freedom, friendship, affection and love. They try
to convince the people there that war and killing their brothers is legitimate.
They brainwash people with the ideology of the Ba’ath party using education and
imposition and try to justify the filthy logic of slaughter. But the peoples of
Arab countries are rising up against that foul logic. This is not a religious
conflict. Nor a search for a national identity. It is merely people seeking love
and liberation from dictators.
The peoples of these Arab countries in the
region cannot overcome this wide-ranging problem on their own. They cannot
oppose the Shanghai bloc, set up as a defense bloc against USA. And they cannot,
alone, support an ideology opposed to the bloody ideology of the Ba’ath party.
They are living under a despotic system. The destructive effects of this
despotic system must be eliminated first. The people there need a helper,
a guide, a liberator.
That is where Turkey and Israel need to join forces
and become involved. First, this is needed because Islam commands
believers who say “God is One” to be united. The Koran commands Muslims to be
brothers with Jews and Christians, to show them affection and protect them and
to grow stronger in unity with them. Anyone who maintains the opposite is
Second, Turkey and Israel are the only two countries that have
been purged of the bigotry in the region and that act through a religious
conception of love, and far removed from Marxism. They must reverse the loveless
education provided by dictators and the Ba’athist regimes. They must teach love
to the people there. If lovelessness has been established through education of
perverse ideologies, if killing is made easy through education, then education
is needed to reverse the situation.
False ideas that depict killing as
justified and that have been installed in people’s minds with neat effort over a
long period of time must be replaced by true beliefs. That is why two devout
countries such as Turkey and Israel that do not confuse bigotry with religion
must come together as brothers, grow stronger against all movements of the
antichrist and emerge as a force that can save people who are on the brink of
No dictator in the Middle East could shed blood in the face of two
such powerful countries united with bonds of love and friendship.
dictator could threaten any other country. No country could behave aggressively
Such a power would act like a shield against certain
dictators who imagine there is no opposition to them.
The Middle East
would immediately be pacified in the face of such a power. Neither women,
children nor whole peoples would be oppressed in the Middle East; neither
countries nor communities would be threatened with being wiped off the face of
the map or being expelled; and there would be no wretched refugees forced away
from their homes. Such a power would act as a deterrent against despots and also
represent a huge force in terms of representing love and union.
not utopian. This is not difficult. It is what needs to happen and is very easy.
The union of devout believers and supporters of love will give rise to an
irresistible force. Two countries combining together and growing stronger in the
Middle East, forming a powerful union of faith, will make for new blood. This
force will be a most important step in the elimination of all threats from the
world and once again making the world a place of love.
That is why this
work falls to the governments and also to the Turkish and Israeli peoples.
Governments should leave the artificial problems behind and should remember that
separation will bring greater harm to both countries.
remember their big brother role and act according to this. And the people of
those two countries must espouse union and friendship and raise this issue
everywhere, taking no notice of difficulties and artificial problems.
writer is a Turkish television host.