Ehud Olmert 311 AP Good Quality.
(photo credit: AP)
We need to rehabilitate our relations with Turkey, Former prime minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday in an interview with Army Radio.
"Ankara is of utmost strategic importance," Olmert exlpained. "I think that it is possible to resuscitate our relations, and return to our previous position which we held not too long ago."
From friend to (almost certainly) foe
Israelis protest Turkey, flotilla
A turning point for Turkey
"Back then we were loved by the entire world: all European
dignitaries would visit Israel- even after Operation Cast Lead- in order
to support us and bless us," Olmert continued.
The former prime
minister added that "it is clear that our current political state is
fragile. Our government needs to make a great effort to rebuild our
political relationships with our allies who are currently angry with
"We need to get out of the isolated bubble we find ourselves
in," Olmert urged."It is not relevant now why this happened, who is
guilty and who isn't: This is not the time for these considerations."
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>