the Turks dispatched a ship full of radical, violent Islamists but they are nonetheless demanding that we apologize.
In fact, it is the Turkish people who need to be ashamed over this provocation.
The notion of “honor” characterizes backward cultures, and believe me that talking about “Jewish honor” makes me feel unwell. It smells of primitivism and even of fascism. However, if we wish to survive here, we need to conduct ourselves this way vis-à-vis some states and societies. They must internalize that Jews too have respect.