Turkey sincerely believed that it could also persuade its ally, Israel, to take advantage of its abilities and connections to promote the peace process with the Palestinians and Syria. Turkey had still not digested the fact that its horse trading with Israel only strengthened Israel’s belief that it does not need peace.
now Israel and Turkey are seeking their lost honor. Each was insulted to its very depths because of a sense of betrayal. But like in “The Sopranos,” one pays for an insult – there is either a murder or compensation. The free lunch with Turkey is over. Now it’s Israel’s turn to pay. That is unbearable, especially when it involves a country perceived in Israel as a junior partner that certainly cannot dictate policy. No doubt, Turkey must disappear.