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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Calculated Diplomatic Insult?

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister apparently made the Turkish Ambassador sit in a lower chair and then publicly called attention to that fact to the press in Hebrew, which the Ambassador did not understand.

Gideon Levy has been speculating about the government's sanity lately, in fact.

1 comment:

JR said...

Perhaps, crazy like a fox.

If there is tension in the area, then reducing that tension will take precedence over peace initiatives.

While the world waits, more settlements will be built and more of the West Bank will be secured.