Israel has reacted furiously to a recent speech by Turkish President Erdogan, in which he compared the treatment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to the Holocaust.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu accused Erdogan of lying, recalling Turkey’s conflict with Kurds and its denial of accusations of conducting a genocide during World War I in Armenia. “Someone who does not stop lying, who slaughters Kurds, who denies the massacre of the Armenians, should not preach to Israel,” he said. “Stop lying, Erdogan.”

Foreign Minister Israel Katz stuck a similarly defiant tone and accused Erdogan of antisemitism. “There is no other way to interpret Erdogan’s crude and vile words – it is antisemitism, clear cut,” he tweeted.

What Did Erdogan Say?

The latest words in the ongoing quarrel came immediately after Erdogan’s heated address to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday; the Turkish president said that the Palestinian territories had become ”one of the places on Earth where injustice prevails the most” and laid the blame directly on Israel.

He condemned the Israel-imposed blockade on the Gaza Strip, saying that Turkey views the Holocaust “in the same way we view those besieging Gaza and carrying out massacres in it.”

At one point during the address, he brandished a time-lapsed map of Israel from 1948 to date, which he claimed showed how Israel had seized Palestinian lands.

“Now, I am asking from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly; where are the borders of the State of Israel?” he asked rhetorically of the world leaders. “Is it the 1948 borders, the 1967 borders, or is there any other border?”

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Where do Israel and Turkey Stand on Gaza?

Since Erdogan first came to office as the country’s prime minister in 2003, relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv have soured significantly. Turkey’s president is advocating the Palestinian cause and supports a two-state solution, which envisages an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

Israel unilaterally pulled its forces out of Gaza and evicted all of its settlers from the enclave in 2005. Two years later, Islamist Hamas militants seized control of the strip during a brief conflict with rival Palestinian faction Fatah, which currently controls parts of the West Bank.

With Hamas becoming the de facto governing authority in Gaza, Israel and neighbouring Egypt imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the Palestinian enclave over security concerns. The Israeli military controls the movement of people between Gaza and Israel to prevent the entry of terrorists and arms into the country.

Israel and Hamas have negotiated multiple ceasefire agreements that would only halt new rounds of hostilities, while the peace process is still in a deadlock.

Erdogan and Netanyahu have been embroiled in a seemingly endless war of words over Gaza for quite a while now. As early as May this year, he blamed Israel for aggression and atrocities after the Turkish Anadolu news agency’s office in Gaza was hit in a retaliatory Israeli airstrike in response to the launch of around 250 rockets by Palestinian militants.

In the wake of the deadly clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, which followed the US Embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem last year, Erdogan branded Netanyahu a “tyrant” and a “thief”. The Israeli prime minister shot back by calling Erdogan a “dictator” and a “joke”.

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Israel-Turkey relations saw a diplomatic freeze in 2010, after 10 Turkish activists that were attempting to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza through the blockade were killed by Israeli commandos. Israel said its troops opened fire after they were attacked when they boarded the ships. Benjamin Netanyahu brought apologies to Erdogan on behalf of his nation in 2013, and the diplomatic ties were restored in 2016.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Oh, so by stating historical facts one becomes anti-semite now? It should also be noted that ALL the UN resolutions on the matter are still relevant, Israeli push to change the demographic situation on the ground will not “by magic” remove those resolutions. At the same time any “success” Israel had so far in ethnic cleansing of the territory will be deemed void as all the refugees will have the right of return

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+++ “Oh, so by stating historical facts one becomes anti-semite now?” => Only when you lie about historical facts! +++ “It should also be noted that ALL the UN resolutions on the matter are still relevant” => UNGA resolutions have no value, only UNSC ones, and they’re not forcedly binding, e.g. Res.242 says Israel SHOULD move out of Golan Heights, and also that Syria SHOULD engage into a peace treaty +++ “Israeli push to change the demographic situation on the ground will not “by magic” remove those resolutions” => Actually, they’re absolutely acting according to international law… +++ “At the… Read more »

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erdogan is a dead man walking .bed boy bad boy erdogan what you wanna do when they come for you .dont f**k the mossad erdogan.

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ErDOG should have called Colin Powell for lessons before! When you want to tell lies in front of the UN, don’t come with biases that have been debunked for 1 or 2 decades! You need to bring a brand new one with you, preferably one which will take months or years before being blown, by this time, you’ll already have retired from politics and it’ll have no consequences… +++ “in which he compared the treatment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to the Holocaust” => Treblinka alone, using a single 500hp T-34 tank engine to gas people with carbon monoxide,… Read more »

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What holocaust? The one happening in Gaza? Because the other that kîkes use to justify their evil act was just a lie and hoax.. bye terrorist jews.

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Gaza, the only “genocide” where population grows!
Do you know that you’re 4x less in danger being a Hamas terrorist in Gaza than by moving in any land vehicle but a MBT in Iran?

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+++ “the other that kîkes use to justify their evil act was just a lie and hoax”
=> Even the 1st “Palestinian” leader Haj Amin al-Husseini
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(he was Arafat’s uncle and the Muslum Brotherhood’s leader) bragged about having actively participated the Holocaust in his memories. He spoke about having been delighted by visiting Auschwitz in 1943, and about having pushed the idea to have “eisatzgrüppen” following the Afrikakorps with gas-van. These gassed 1,200 Jews in Tunis alone.
Don’t try to whitewash your crimes, they’re well documented.

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Oh, BTW, “There was no death camps.” = grammar is wrong.
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@DbSx, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini was not Arafat’s uncle. Daß allerdings Haj Amin al-Hussaini der Onkel von Yasser Arafat gewesen sei, gehört ins Lexikon der populären Irrtümer. Nicht der Mufti, sondern dessen “enger Freund und Bundesbruder”, Scheich Hassan Abu Saud, war Arafats besagter Onkel.
source: https://www.ca-ira.net/verlag/leseproben/selent-glaeschen_lp4/
or in ISBN: 3-924627-18-5 by Karl Selent.
Translation. However, that Haj Amin al-Hussaini was the uncle of Yasser Arafat belongs to the lexicon of popular errors. Not the mufti, but his “close friend and fraternity brother,” Sheikh Hassan Abu Saud, was Arafat’s uncle.