The Turkish Prime Minister's Remarks
Friday, March 1, 2013 6:00 AM
The Turkish Prime Minister was accurate in linking Zionism with crimes against humanity. (See NY Times article below.) The crimes only got worse when Zionism succeeded in 1947/48--thanks to Washington and Moscow--and obtained legal recognition for the Jewish takeover of Palestine.
Today the crimes against the Palestinians have been nonstop and are plain as day, despite all the whitewashing in Washington, Berlin, Paris and London.
Israel is Zionism in action. It has been a deplorable enterprise from the start, pre-statehood. It is all of a piece. Bibi Netanyahu must know that better than anyone due to his family's history starting back in Poland. In the meantime, nothing succeeds like success. The list of co-conspirators, fellow-travelers, opportunists and enablers has grown exponentially.
Israel: Turk’s Remarks Criticized
[Reuters, February 28th, 2013]
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Thursday of making a “dark and false” statement by calling Zionism a crime against humanity, a comment likely to harm efforts to repair ties between the countries. Speaking at a United Nations meeting in Vienna a day earlier, Mr. Erdogan said, according to Turkish news reports, “Just as with Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it has become impossible not to see Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.”
The Zionist movement was the main force behind the establishment of the state of Israel. The leader of Europe’s main rabbinical group called Mr. Erdogan’s remarks a “hateful attack” on Jews, and the White House also condemned them. “We reject Prime Minister Erdogan’s characterization of Zionism as a crime against humanity, which is offensive and wrong,” said Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council, in a statement. No one was immediately available from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry to comment on the criticism from the rabbis or from Mr. Netanyahu.