Saturday, July 3, 2010

Will Netenyahu fall?

How does it look for a sitting prime minister to conduct foreign policy by keeping his foreign minister in the dark? Well that's what the hard line Israeli prime minister did to his even more right wing foreign minister.
Right wing Israeli prime minister 'Bibi' Netenyahu sidelined his implacable foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman. Netenyahu opened back channel talks with Turkey, in order to put damaged relations owing to the Israeli attack on a peace flotilla carrying much needed supplies to Gaza by sea, which challenged Israeli's blockade.
On the high seas, the 'Tsahal' or IDF [Israel Defence Force] targeted the Turkish ship 'Mavi Marmara', leaving 8 Turks and 1 Turkish American dead.
Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan condemned the illegal Israeli assault in no uncertain terms as an example of state terrorism, downgraded 60 year relations with Israel, and called for an international enquiry.
Israel's piracy in international waters was but the latest and most serious 'contretemps' in Turkish Israeli relations.
Netenyahu trying to paper over a serious break in relations with the only Muslim and non Arab nation it has full and open dealings with, kept his ultra nationalist prime minister in the dark.
Avigdor forced an open apology from Netenyahu, but will that calm the roiling waves of discontent in the Israeli government.
Suddenly Netenyahu has awaken to the realisation that it is Lieberman's party is the glue that keeps him in office.
Do not be surprised gentle readers if Lieberman will not try to humble Netenyahu by threatening to withdrew from the current government coalition government.
Here we are seeing the unravelling of internal support to stay in power at a time when Israel's cheer leaders abroad since the killings on the 'Mavi Marmara' are diminishing at a geometrical progression, leaving Netenyahu out in the cold.
As history tells us, when Israel feels 'threatened', it will go to war or commit a warlike aggression.

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